TICKETMASTER TO BE TICKETER FOR CANADIAN BASKETBALL LEAGUE
Ticketmaster has announced that it will be the official ticketer of Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL) beginning with their inaugural season in 2019. The debut season will begin in May 2019 with six teams spread across the country including in Edmonton, Alberta; Abbotsford, British Columbia; Guelph, Ontario; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Hamilton and St. Catharines, Ontario. “Ticketmaster is proud to partner with the game changing Canadian Elite Basketball League, as they debut next summer,” said Patti-Anne Tarlton, COO of Ticketmaster Canada in a release. “With this partnership, Ticketmaster will bring CEBL fans the safest and most secure ticket buying experience available. We are excited to help connect fans to these rising basketball stars.”
BRIAN SIPE NAMED REGIONAL DIRECTOR OF BOOKING FOR SMG
SMG has named Brian Sipe regional director of booking. Sipe also serves as the GM of the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. Sipe will be in charge of booking for Northeast United States and Canada. “We are excited to add Brian to our Regional Booking Team,” stated Jim McCue, SVP of SMG in a statement. “Brian brings a great skill set and record of booking success to our efforts to attract top shows and attractions to our venues in the Northeast.”
BILLY MCFARLAND TO SERVE TIME AT OTISVILLE FEDERAL PRISON
When Billy McFarland eventually makes his way to prison after pleading guilty to multiple fraud charges connected to Fyre Fest and a fake New York VIP company, he’ll do so at a prison dubbed “the castle behind bars” by the New York Post. McFarland will serve his sentence at the Otisville Federal Correction Institution, a minimum and medium security camp-style dormitory about an hour-and-a-half outside of New York City. Complete with Bocci ball courts and a commissary that sells rib steak and smoked oysters, it’s an upgrade from Rikers Island. McFarland will have plenty of time to get comfortable in Otisville — earlier this month the judge overseeing his case sentenced him to six years in prison.