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A Good Year For Stubhub

SAN FRANCISCO (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Secondary ticket market website has reported that their ticket sales for 2006 have nearly doubled over the previous year.

Stubhub provides a safe forum for people to buy and sell tickets to events at fair market prices and has become the industry leader in second-market sales. According to StubHub, fans bought and sold tickets for more than 7,300 hundred events, facilitated by their service.

"Fans have long been frustrated with tickets evaporating within minutes during a 10 a.m. Saturday morning on-sale and realize that StubHub is a solution to sell outs, buying the leftover nosebleeds behind the stage or dealing with scalpers in the parking lot," said Jeff Fluhr, founder and CEO of StubHub. "Fans can find a wide selection of tickets at StubHub where choice is prevalent and every transaction is guaranteed."

Some of StubHubs top touring artists this year included: The Rolling Stones (A Bigger Bang Tour), Madonna (Confessions Tour), Billy Joel (My Lives Tour), Soul 2 Soul, feat. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill (Soul2Soul II Tour), Jimmy Buffett (Party at the End of the World Tour) Barbra Streisand (Streisand: The Tour), Dave Matthews Band and Bon Jovi.

StubHub Key Stats of 2006 (as of 12/18/06):

  • Gross sales of concert tickets on INCREASED 95% in 2006
  • The average price of concert tickets sold via StubHub DECREASED $20 per ticket on average in 2006 ($145) when compared to 2005 ($165).
  • The Rolling Stones "A Bigger Bang" tour was the biggest selling tour of the year in terms of gross dollars
  • Jimmy Buffett's "Party at the End of the World" tour sold the most actual tickets for a concert series
  • Barbara Streisand's tour topped the average ticket price category at a whopping $406 per show.
  • Six of StubHub's Top 10 Grossing Tours of 2006 also toured in 1986 or earlier (Stones, Madonna, Billy Joel, Jimmy Buffet, Bon Jovi, Barbara Streisand)
  • Of the top 10 grossing tours in 2006, American Idols Live, a compilation of finalists from the hit TV show, is the only act debuting in the 21st century.
  • StubHub grew more than 120% year-over-year based on the actual number of concert tickets sold via the site.
  • The number of active buyers and sellers on StubHub nearly doubled in 2006 from last year. The number of unique visitors to the site has climbed to an average of nearly 3 million per month at year's end.
  • – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers