Letter of the Day (April 30): Ticket scalpers

  • Updated: April 29, 2014 - 7:09 PM

The Paul McCartney concert is the latest example of this sordid situation.


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Enough is enough. So many genuine fans are unable to buy tickets at face value to their favorite sporting events or concerts due to ticket scalpers. I was recently unable to buy tickets to the upcoming Paul McCartney concert at Target Field because they were sold out within minutes. They are now available online through scalpers who demand at least three times the face value.

Without legislation, we need a grass-roots approach. I urge a mass boycott. If everyone refuses to buy tickets from scalpers for prices above face value, we can drive these organizations out of Minnesota. They add no value to the public, the venue or the artist. Say no to ticket scalpers and join the boycott.

Brendan A. Keenan, Eden Prairie

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