Posted in industry | music on June 2, 2009

Izod Center during/before a Bruce Springsteen concert (more by Tim Griffin)
Izod Center

"Tickets for Springsteen's three concerts at Giants Stadium this fall sold out in minutes on Monday.", and according to the Associated Press, NY Senator Charles Schumer said that "more fans managed to buy face value tickets this time." Could this be true? Let's do the math. This time the Boss is playing three shows at Giants Stadium. Last time there were two at the Izod Center....

Giants Stadium capacity: 55,000 (via)
Izod Center capacity: 20,000 (via)

TOTAL Bruce tickets this time: 165,000
TOTAL Bruce tickets last time: 40,000

Hmm. You decide. That said, Schumer is not exactly congratulating Ticketmaster. He is still trying to reform them.

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Comments (10)

Ummm Duh!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 10:43 AM

All I care is that I got tix this time!

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 10:54 AM

you sure it holds just 55,000 ?
closer to 80,000 with the field used, i thought.

Posted by DKA | June 2, 2009 11:09 AM

I hate music

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:18 AM

"you sure it holds just 55,000 ?
closer to 80,000 with the field used, i thought."

you are probably right. That info might be for a show with no field seats. That would make it an even funnier comparison.

Posted by brooklynvegan | June 2, 2009 11:52 AM

Per TM for the Boss shows: "Tickets will not be sold behind the stage."

So, that's a good number of people who won't be there, compared to attendance at a football game.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 11:57 AM

As much as I'd like to see him at Bowery Ballroom, Giants Stadium is the right size of venue for Bruce in NJ. Anytime he plays a place like Izod Center for two nights only, it will be difficult for the average person to obtain tickets, even if there was no ticket broker left in the world. It's a matter of simple supply and demand really, but we feel the need to blame someone when we can't get tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 12:04 PM

SchuMEHr

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 1:02 PM

^^^oy vey...

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 6:47 PM

12:04 No, peope were angry because Ticketmaster was fraudulently witholding thousands of tickets for a reseller markup, without telling the public. Ass.

Posted by Anonymous | June 2, 2009 7:24 PM

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