Madison Square Garden Executives Reportedly Fired Amid Ticket-Scalping Scandal

Alec NathanFeatured ColumnistJanuary 22, 2016

Feb 14, 2015; New York, NY, USA; General view of banners of Washington Wizards guard John Wall (left) and New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis at the entrance to Madison Square Garden in advance of the 2015 NBA All Star Game. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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A handful of Madison Square Garden sales executives were fired after they were caught reselling tickets to New York Rangers and New York Knicks games on StubHub, according to the New York Post's Josh Kosman

The number of jettisoned employees reportedly sits around a half-dozen, and the round of terminations included a senior executive in ticket sales and corporate hospitality.

Citing a source, Kosman reported MSG employees purchased the cheapest tickets—which are generally held for group outingsand used the secondary market to sell them at higher prices. 

"It was uncovered through an internal investigation that a small handful of employees were breaking company policies and, as a result, they were relieved of their responsibilities," an MSG spokesman said in a statement, per Kosman. 

The executives reportedly circumvented protocol that requires employees to get permission from supervisors when purchasing tickets since they already had them at their disposal.