Indianapolis Eyes Scalping Law

Indianapolis officials are examining new regulations for ticket scalping in anticipation of next year’s Super Bowl at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A council committee recently backed a proposal that would require people that want to resell tickets near an event to obtain a $57 license each year from the city.

To obtain the license, a vendor would provide a photo ID and undergo a background check, the local WISH-TV reported. The ordinance would also prohibit vendors from selling above face value and would stipulate a distance from venues that people could sell tickets.

Councilor Angel Rivera told the station the goal of the regulation is “to reduce or to make sure that only honest brokers are … involved in that business.”

The rule would reportedly cover tickets to venues with capacities greater than 250 people. It heads to the full city council for a vote next week.