Can They Take My Tickets? The Legal Rights of Sports Teams and Fans

Fan conduct is under the microscope.  Collegiate Athletic Directors, especially in basketball and football, have been trying to come up with solutions to fan behavior that often includes foul language, offensive signs, and personal taunts of opposing players.  The NFL recently instituted a “Fan Code of Conduct.”  These developments have some fans asking the question “what […]

Home Field Advantage: Patriots Prevail in Suit Against Club Seat Ticket Holder in Case Before Massachusetts High Court

In NPS, LLC v. Minihane, 451 Mass. 417 (2008), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a case that could have serious ramifications for seat license holders around the National Football League (NFL) and in other professional sports.  The Court, by enforcing a liquidated damages clause in a 10-year agreement for club level seats, required a seat license holder to pay […]