Target Center ditches Ticketmaster for concerts

  • Article by: CHRIS RIEMENSCHNEIDER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: November 6, 2012 - 9:05 AM

But ticket buyers will still face steep fees with AXS.

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roymercerNov. 5, 12 6:02 PM

I stopped going to concerts 20 years because of skimming and gouging.

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breezybobNov. 5, 12 6:08 PM

Those fees are still a reality only because the ticketing agents get away with charging it. I don't know if it's possible but it looks like the customers and the artists are going to have to revolt somehow. Remember when Dayton's used to sell all the local concert tickets and people lined up outside the night before ... and Dayton's fees were like fifty cents!?!

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jbpaperNov. 5, 12 6:32 PM

"It allows users to buy their tickets and then invite friends to buy seats right next to them, which will be reserved for 48 hours." ----How's that going to work on a show that sells out in the first couple of hours, or minutes. Also sounds like an easy way for scalpers to get around the seat limits.

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turgidNov. 5, 12 7:19 PM

Still gouging, but at least it's not called "Ticketmaster".

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four30threeNov. 5, 12 8:18 PM

Brown Paper Tickets' fees are 99¢ + 3.5% the cost of the ticket. It's certainly possible to have a service that doesn't charge 1/3 the cost of the ticket in fees.

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rshacklefordNov. 6, 12 1:25 AM

I'm going to be optimistic. Mondale, Dayton, Rybak, 'monotone' Bagley, Wilf, and many others said that the taxpayer-paid, city-ordinance-ignored new stadium will be MULTIPURPOSE! Even Minneapolis city attorney Susan Segal could agree with that (and, she could put it into a nifty little memo too as she has proven). Meaning, concerts and other popular events (more so than those of the Vikings crummy team) can be held in the new stadium and I'm SURE that our politicians will make tickets affordable. Right? Anyone? Guv? Where did you all go after the money was given away to Wilf???

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minneg56Nov. 6, 12 6:44 AM

Imagine- having people standing in line (physically, electronically or otherwise) to pay you money ... and charging them extra for it. What a country!

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irelandguyNov. 6, 12 7:50 AM

Target Center has been, and always will be, a financial disaster for the taxpayers of Minneapolis. It should be torn down so that the land can be used for a purpose that is beneficial to Minneapolis' taxpayers. Mayor Rybak has deceived the people of Minneapolis once again.

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jeffportNov. 6, 12 8:52 AM

Just think people, you could actually go see Madonna for that $90.00 seat and you paid only $90.00 + sales tax. It's an Online business folks and they just keep coming up with ways to get your money. The internet may be a good thing but it's also your worst villian sometimes.

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