This seems like a decent enough thread to ask my question. I was wondering if anyone has donated tickets to theTrue North charity. If so did you receive a tax receipt for it? I've heard conflicting reports on if you get a receipt for donating tickets.
Season Ticket Holders were complaining because a large number of seats were going unsold, and they were more worried about pissing off season ticket holders in a renewal year than they were about upsetting wait list members which is totally fair considering they rely on season ticket holders.
Hence why it makes sense to give waitlisters a window of X number of hours to purchase those tickets. If not purchased in that time period, release to public. Win/Win
Ticketmaster doesn't get every dollar it looks like they get based on the fee names. They would have competition if the money was that easy.
My understanding is the fees are split 3 ways. TM, the venue and the act/event. Nobody to complain except the ticketbuyer.TM also has exclusivity to all its venues. Pearl Jam made a vain attempt several years ago to tour in non TM venues, but in many cities all venues are on TM contracts so it turned out resistance was futile. Sens and Flyers have their own ticketing companies and don't use TM in their arenas. Presumably to pocket most of those fees. TNSE, I believe is a TM franchisee. Not sure how much if any of those fees end up in their bottom line.
"According to team officials, the Leafs gave season ticket holders the opportunity to turn down some or all of the pre-season games, specifically to open up the opportunity for fans who do not normally attend games."