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Leaders Consider Ticket Scalping Crackdown

Last updated on Thursday, August 11, 2011

(INDIANAPOLIS) - A crackdown on ticket scalping could be coming to Indianapolis.

The Rules & Public Policy Committee of the city-county council approved Wednesday a proposal which will place new rules on ticket scalpers in Indianapolis.

The proposal will force ticket scalpers to purchase licenses in order to resell or repurchase tickets for events at Conseco Fieldhouse, Lucas Oil Stadium and other venues. The licenses would cost $57.

A few amendments to the proposal were made including the amendment that those who do not have a ticket broker license can still resell their tickets but they can only sell the tickets for up to 15% of their face value. Those with a ticket broker license can charge any amount they wish.

Licensed ticket brokers must also submit their tickets for inspection by IMPD officers or members of the Department of Code Enforcement Division of Inspections when asked.

The proposal will now move on to the full city-county council for consideration. The next CCC meeting will be held on August 15.

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