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TicketsNow, established in 1999 and based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, is a marketplace for event tickets.

TicketsNow was named in 2004 and 2006 to the Inc. 500, which includes the top 10% of the published Inc. 5000 index of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S. TicketsNow is a founding member of the National Association of Ticket Brokers (NATB), which promotes ethics in the secondary ticketing marketplace.[1][2]

In February 2008, TicketsNow was acquired by Ticketmaster for $265 million and currently operates as a wholly owned, independently operated subsidiary.

TicketsNow has a few major competitors. These competitors include Stubhub, TicketNetwork, Seatgeek, Vivid Seats.


Mike Domek founded VIP Tour Company in 1992 in Woodstock, IL.

2009 Controversy[edit]

In 2009, suspicion arose when consumers attempting to purchase tickets to a Bruce Springsteen concert were instantly redirected from to TicketsNow and saw the same tickets being sold at premium prices. As a ticket broker owned by Ticketmaster, rumors abounded that Ticketmaster conspired to divert buyers away from the main site at normal prices towards the broker site at inflated prices.[3]

Ticketmaster claims it was a glitch.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2004 Inc. 5000 List". Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "2006 Inc. 5000 List". Inc. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
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