Tuesday, November 29, 2011
What Happened To Ticketmaster's Katrina Donations?
Phil Mushnick , a NY Post columnist, recently wrote about Ticketmaster’s behavior after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005. After the Hurricane hit and the Superdome was destroyed, the company charged a $10.30 “convenience fee” when a football game was switched from New Orleans to Giants Stadium. Ticketmaster then promised to donate that fee to the relief efforts. According to Mushnicks conservative estimation, the company should have donated $400,000 to the relief and recovery efforts. A year after the game, Mushnick asked Ticketmaster to provide the exact figures, but they failed to do so. Six years later, Mushnick says he still hasn’t gotten a response from Ticketmaster. Kind of makes you go, hmmm.