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City Council Tackling Online Ticket Sales Of NYC Shows, Events

NEW YORK (WCBS 800) -- The city council met Friday to discuss the unavailability of tickets for entertainment venues for people in New York.

LISTEN: WCBS 880's Rich Lamb reports


The street ticket scalper of yesterday has been replaced by multi-billion dollar ticket reselling corporations, many of them online.

"People are increasingly by the fact that when they go to buy tickets to an event, they sell out in a nanosecond," said Councilman Daniel Garodnick. "They have no ideas how many tickets are available to them and they find them on secondary market places almost at the same moment when they went on sale."

Garodnick says the city council is considering a bill to force large venues to make 15 percent of total tickets available at a physical box office and limit sales to four tickets per person per day.

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