Prairie Tickets Owner Brian Opp Joins Overtime to Discuss Ticket Scalpers
Prairie Tickets owner Brian Opp joins Jeff Thurn on Tuesday's edition of Overtime.
On Monday, Thurn spoke with country singer Kip Moore about ticket scalpers and why Moore believes it isn't fair that scalpers have the ability to turn around and sell tickets for more money.
Opp explains what his business, Prairie Tickets does:
"The most important thing about PrairieTickets.com is we don't sell a single ticket. You're not going to see anything in our house from a tickets or anything else. All we do is we are a marketing company and have guys on the coast and everywhere else buying tickets. That may be a season ticket holder that might not be able to go to a game. They might be buying to resell. That's what it is. But the reason we started Prairie Tickets for the South Dakota area is we figured we could get some tax revenue because the same person selling on Prairie Tickets is selling on StubHub. When you buy on Prairie Tickets, StubHub doesn't own a single ticket, we don't own a single ticket. It's a marketplace and the people that sell on the marketplace (could be a fan, broker or someone who bought tickets to sell tickets to resell them). It's their property and I don't question what their motives are. It's a free market. We live in America. That's the beauty of it. If you want to sell your car, you sell it to a car dealer and that's how it is. From my understanding and what I heard, is he (Kip Moore) wants to get rid of secondary. He doesn't want car lots. That's what I heard. I don't know where I got my information from. I read it on Google. I've been following it on Google."
Thurn explains that Moore feels like the secondary market wants to have his fans pay more than what the price is setting out to be.
To hear more of Opp's interview with Thurn, listen below:
Thurn can be heard daily on ESPN 99.1 from 3 to 6 p.m.
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