DCP: Ticket Sales

Ticket Sales

 

Ticket sales are regulated under Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 939 Section 53-289a-289c

 

Sec. 53-289a. Disclosure in advertisements of service charge on tickets. No person shall advertise the prices of tickets to any entertainment event, including, but not limited to, any place of amusement, arena, stadium, theater, performance, sport, exhibition or athletic contest given in this state for which a service charge is imposed for the sale of a ticket at the site of the event, without conspicuously disclosing in such advertisement, whether displayed at the site of the event or elsewhere, the total price for each ticket and what portion of each ticket price, stated in a dollar amount, represents a service charge.

Sec. 53-289b. Ticket resellers. Conditions. Refunds. Penalty. (a) Any person who resells a ticket to an entertainment event, including, but not limited to, a sporting event, a concert or a theatrical or operatic performance, shall refund to the purchaser of such ticket the full amount, including all service fees and delivery charges, paid by the purchaser for such ticket if any of the following occurs: (1) The event for which the ticket is resold is cancelled; (2) the ticket received by the purchaser does not grant the purchaser admission to the event described on the ticket; or (3) the ticket fails to conform to its description as advertised by the ticket reseller.

(b) A person who resells a ticket pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall provide the purchaser of such ticket with such ticket reseller's name, address and telephone number or other information necessary to allow such purchaser to contact such ticket reseller to obtain a refund of the ticket price, if necessary.

(c) A violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this section or of subsection (b) of this section is a class B misdemeanor.

Sec. 53-289c. Unauthorized ticket resale within one thousand five hundred feet of event not permitted. Exemptions. Penalty. (a) No person shall resell, offer to resell or solicit the resale of a ticket to an entertainment event, including, but not limited to, a sporting event, a concert or a theatrical or operatic performance, on the day of such event, within one thousand five hundred feet of the physical structure where such event is scheduled to take place, if such resale is not authorized, in writing, by the owner or operator of such structure or event or a duly authorized agent of such owner or operator.

      (b) The provisions of subsection (a) of this section do not apply to a ticket reseller who: (1) Resells a ticket for not greater than the face value printed on the ticket; or (2) maintains a permanent office within one thousand five hundred feet of the physical structure where the entertainment event is scheduled to take place provided such reseller sells, offers to resell or solicits the resale of a ticket only within the premises of such office in person, by mail, telephone or over the Internet.

(c) A violation of subsection (a) of this section is a class A misdemeanor.



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