Scalpers routinely ignore existing Minnesota law and use advanced computer hacking programs called “bots” to unfairly buy large numbers of high-demand seats to high-profile concerts and events the second they go on sale, before regular fans can.
Now, ticket scalpers and the organizations they pay to lobby their cause are mounting a massive campaign to ban consumer-friendly ticketing methods. They are trying to convince elected officials in St. Paul to pass legislation that protects scalpers, and makes it even harder for Minnesota fans to access face-value tickets.
Pro-scalper legislation didn’t make sense in other states. It doesn’t make sense in Minnesota. Tell your representatives in St. Paul to Oppose Senate Bill 425.