Viagogo

  • SRU Let Viagogo Go

    The SRU have decided not to renew with Viagogo, their exclusive secondary ticketing partner after complaints that the platform is used by touts to inflate the price of tickets supplied directly from the governing body without first being offered to rugby fans. The Daily Record – which has mounted a campaign against touts – reported that Viagogo had been involved in a lucrative partnership with the Scottish Rugby Union since 2013 but fans were up in arms after the Daily Record exposed how Sco...

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  • RWC 2015 Is Viagogo’s Biggest Event Ever

    Secondary ticketing company Viagogo has revealed that this year’s Rugby World Cup is the most popular event it has ever seen on the platform. The government has come in for criticism this week from shadow culture secretary Chris Bryant for “failing fans” and allowing tickets for the tournament to be sold on secondary ticketing sites like Viagogo, Seatwave and others at highly inflated prices. However, Viagogo says the 2015 Rugby World Cup is the most popular event it has ever seen and a sp...

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  • Viagogo Sponsors Scotland's Autumn Internationals

    Scottish Rugby has announced that Viagogo will sponsor this year's Scotland international matches in November at Murrayfield. The matches against Japan (9 November), South Africa (17 November) and Australia (23 November) will be named the Viagogo Autumn Tests as part of a deal that also sees Viagogo become Scottish Rugby’s secondary ticketing partner for the next three years.   The firm is the world's largest ticket marketplace and claims to be able to get tickets for events "even if they a...

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  • StubHub And Viagogo Raided By CMA Officials

    Officials raided the London offices of ticket resale companies StubHub and Viagogo as part of an investigation into suspected breaches of consumer law in the “secondary ticketing” industry after the two firms refused to co-operate requests for information. Officers from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) seized information about the companies’ relationship with prominent ticket touts, who harvest tickets for in-demand sport, music and theatre events and sell them via sites that ar...

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  • RFU Wins Viagogo Appeal

    The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has succeeded in defeating Viagogo’s appeal in the Court of Appeal against the decision in March this year ordering it to reveal the names and addresses selling tickets for Twickenham internationals on the trading site. In a landmark ruling - the first action of its kind by a national governing body - the order of Mr Justice Tugendhat requiring Viagogo to reveal details of those who placed tickets for sale on the website for the 2010 Investec Internationals and...

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  • RFU v Viagogo – A Victory Against Black Market Tickets

    In March 2011, the High Court issued a landmark court order against the secondary market in sports events tickets in The Rugby Football Union v Viagogo Ltd. It ruled that the names and addresses of those who sold tickets issued by the Rugby Football Union (“RFU”) at higher than face value prices on ticket broker website Viagogo must be disclosed to the RFU, thus enabling the RFU to take action through bans and/or legal proceedings against those individuals that had contravened the ticket ter...

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  • Viagogo Claims Everyone Benefits from a Controlled Secondary Market

    In one of a series of Rugby World Cup articles, Joe Hall of City AM catches up with Viagogo, the London-formed secondary ticketing firm: Since launching nearly a decade ago in London, Viagogo has grown into the world’s largest ticket marketplace, offering consumers in more than 60 countries the chance to buy and sell tickets to the world’s most indemand sport and entertainment events. The frenzied nature of fanatical followers can often send those prices spiraling to headline-grabbing l...

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  • Viagogo loses appeal against RFU

    The online ticket exchange Viagogo has lost its final appeal in the Supreme Court in the firm’s long-running dispute with the Rugby Football Union. The RFU took action against the secondary ticket broker because it was advertising tickets for the 2010 autumn internationals and the 2011 Six Nations at higher than the original price and the RFU says it wants genuine fans to be able to afford tickets. The RFU argued that Viagogo was breaching its ticketing terms and conditions and Lord Kerr has u...

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  • WRU & Ticketmaster In New Approach To Secondary Market

    ... arrangement seeks to protect supporters and promote our clubs as the primary sources for tickets to Welsh rugby matches and ensuring further investment into community clubs.” See also... Secondary Ticketing Market Unaffected by New Laws RWC2015 Is Viagogo's Biggest Event Ever Viagogo Loses Appeal Against RFU RFU Wins Viagogo Appeal RFU v Viagogo - A Victory Against Black Market Tickets      ...

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  • England Launch Ticket Resale Solution

    Following a successful test run of the facility over the past year, the RFU has launched its own official ticket exchange in an effort to combat touts. The governing body has made it clear that secondary ticket websites such as Viagogo, StubHub, Gumtree, eBay, or Live Rugby Tickets have no association or official arrangement with the RFU and “often market tickets that do not exist on a speculative basis and at inflated prices”. The statement from the RFU said: “The RFU actively monitors un...

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