Oklahoma house passes a professional sporting event ticket fee


A proposed legislation that now imposes a fee on the Oklahoma City Thunder tickets and other professional sporting events in the state has passed through the Oklahoma House.

We first mentioned this back in mid-April.

It passed by a vote of 69-20 on Tuesday afternoon and now will head to the Oklahoma Senate for consideration.

The bill was introduced by Representative Leslie Osborne of Mustang. It puts a $1 fee on sale of any ticket less than $50 and $2 for a ticket more than $50. All sports effected by this are the Oklahoma City Dodgers, Tulsa Drillers, Oklahoma City Blue, Oklahoma City Thunder, Tulsa Roughnecks FC, and the Oklahoma City Energy for starters.

If this goes through, the average ticket will increase by approximately $1.50 per game at an Oklahoma City Thunder game. The original bill wording would have increased the average cost of a Thunder ticket to $2.50 per ticket.

The proposed bill will raise approximately $2.6 million to help fill a budge hole of $878 million next year.

According to Team Marketing, a family of four going to a single game can touch $300 per game and then doing that 41-43 times a year, this could be a huge boost for the economy… or they could find another way to screw this up as they have seemed to do a lot.

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