Ticketmaster to close subsidiaries, Seatwave and GetMeIn
The US-based ticket distribution site, Ticketmaster, has announced it will be closing its UK subsidiaries.
The firm will be shutting down its Seatwave and GetMeIn sites, which allow customers to sell unwanted tickets.
The company has made the announcement in a bid to tackle touts, and will be replacing the subsidiaries with sites that will allow customers to sell tickets at face value or less.
“Our number one priority is to get tickets into the hands of fans so that they can go to the events they love,” stated Andrew Parsons, Ticketmaster UK’s Managing Director.
“We know that fans are tired of seeing tickets being snapped up just to find them being resold for a profit on secondary websites, so we have taken action.”
“Closing down our secondary sites and creating a ticket exchange on Ticketmaster has always been our long-term plan.”
“We're excited to launch our redesigned website which will make buying and selling tickets fast and simple, with all tickets in the same place.”
The sites are set to be closed across the continent by October, with no more events to be added from now on.
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