Ticketmaster to Shut Down Secondary Ticketing Sites Across Europe

Ticketmaster is set to shut down its secondary ticketing sites GET ME IN! and Seatwave across Europe in an effort to combat professional scalpers, the company announced Monday.

On its blog, Ticketmaster said it had listened to customers who are “tired of seeing others snap up tickets just to resell for a profit.” “Secondary sites just don’t cut it anymore,” the post said. “All we want is you, the fan, to be able to safely buy tickets to the events you love.”

Instead of Seatwave and GET ME IN!, the company is set to launch a fan-to-fan ticket exchange on its main site giving people who can no longer use their tickets the chance to sell them to others at the original price or less. Ticketmaster said the new website will launch in the U.K. and Ireland in October and across Europe in early 2019.

Both GET ME IN! and Seatwave now feature a banner message telling users: “From October, you’ll be able to sell your tickets on Ticketmaster at the price you paid or less. At the same time, we’ll be shutting down GET ME IN!/Seatwave. We’re no longer listing new events but you can manage your existing orders in your account.”

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