NFL agrees to end min­i­mum ticket price pol­icy

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

The NFL has agreed to end a pol­icy that pro­hib­ited the re­sale of tick­ets at be­low face value.

New York At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Sch­nei­der­man on Tues­day an­nounced a le­gal set­tle­ment be­tween the league and sev­eral states that was prompted by his of­fice’s in­ves­ti­ga­tion into NFL tick­et­ing pric­ing.

The for­mer pol­icy pro­hib­ited sell­ers from list­ing tick­ets on sanc­tioned re­sale sites for less than the full face value of the ticket.

Sch­nei­der­man, a Demo­crat, says prices should re­flect a free mar­ket and that fans shouldn’t be forced to buy or sell tick­ets for “ar­ti­fi­cially in­flated” prices.

The set­tle­ment be­tween New York and the states of Florida, Mas­sachusetts, Ohio, Penn­syl­va­nia and the District of Columbia ap­plies na­tion­wide

NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy says the set­tle­ment shows that the in­ves­ti­ga­tion did not iden­tify any in­jury to con­sumers.

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