Scalpers seek to limit fans’ access to face-value tickets: Scalpers are asking legislators to ban the use of face-value ticketing methods, such as Will Call Only. Used primarily in cases of high-demand events, these methods ensure a purchased ticket cannot be resold above the face value set by the artist, team, venue, and promoter.
Scalpers call for unfair advantages Routinely, scalpers are seeking legislation to force artists, venues, teams, and promoters—the event presenters who financially and creatively invest in putting on an event—to disclose their ticket manifests.. This would reveal information that would be valuable to direct competitors, i.e., other event presenters. Yet, most importantly, knowing how many tickets have or have not sold would not actually help a fan get a ticket—it will only give an unfair advantage to ticket scalpers in the secondary market. This would be the same as if the used car industry mandated how new car makers should manufacture and sell cars .
Scalpers oppose fan-friendly ticket resale: Scalpers also lobby against laws that would help make the resale market better for fans—such as requirements to post the exact seat location and whether or not the seller actually possesses the tickets they are selling.