Fans First Coalition President Responds to American Antitrust Institute’s White Paper

Statement from Michael Marion, President of the Fans First Coalition, in response to American Antitrust Institute’s (AAI) white paper on paperless tickets:

“It’s hardly a surprise that AAI would author a paper benefiting StubHub after receiving contributions from StubHub’s lobbying team. Paperless tickets are nothing more than a way of getting fans good seats at face value. Efforts to limit their use are an assault on artists, teams, venues and fans.

“Paperless tickets are an effective remedy to protect sports fans, music lovers and other ticketing purchasers from highly sophisticated ticket scalpers. Scalpers oppose paperless and will-call only ticketing, which is exactly why they need to remain options for teams, artists and venues.”