3773-3-06 Tickets and complimentary tickets.

(A) Each advertisement of the match or exhibition shall include the price of admission. Each ticket of admission to any event shall clearly bear the purchase price. No person shall sell a ticket for a price greater than that printed on the ticket.

(B) No person licensed and issued a permit bearing agency designation 3773 of the Administrative Code shall sell more tickets or invitations of admission to any public or private competition that involves the sports of boxing, kick boxing, mixed martial arts, karate, tough man contests or tough person contests, professional wrestling, or any other form of boxing or martial arts, or admit a number of persons that exceeds the authorized capacity of the facility or part of the facility used for the match or exhibition. This limitation on the number of tickets includes the issuance of complimentary tickets and free passes. The total amount of complimentary tickets may not exceed five per cent of the total seats in the venue or listed on the permit, without authorization from the Ohio athletic commission or executive director. Any complimentary ticket over that total, tax will be charged on the lowest advertised ticket price. Promoters must have the word "complimentary" printed on tickets and stubs by the printer. Tickets that are written or hand-stamped "complimentary" will be charged a tax on the face value. The promoter shall furnish to the commission a certified invoice from the printer of all tickets printed showing amounts printed in each category including tickets printed in excess, i.e., overprints. The promoter shall notify the printer of this rule. The promoter must submit all sold ticket stubs and unsold tickets to the inspector or commission representative upon request. Any unaccounted-for tickets will be charged tax at face value of the tickets missing. All unsold tickets must have the stubs attached; otherwise they will be taxed.

Effective: 10/16/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/21/2010 and 10/16/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3773.34
Rule Amplifies: 3773.54 , 3773.55
Prior Effective Dates: 8/19/84, 1/19/06