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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 120. Department of Professional And Occupational Regulation
Chapter 40. Virginia Professional Boxing and Wrestling Events Regulations

18VAC120-40-420. Reporting, verification, and payment of gate fees.

A. No person, except for members of a local police department or rescue squad on duty covering the event, officials, event staff, promoters and participants may be admitted to the event without a ticket.

B. Each ticket, except those for the working press, officials, employees, and official photographers, shall have the price, name of the promoter, date, and place of the event printed plainly on it.

C. No promoter shall sell a ticket at a price other than the price that appears on the ticket.

D. No promoter shall change a ticket price or the place or date of the event without the approval of the department.

E. Tickets of different prices shall be printed in different colors.

F. The promoter shall permit the inspector to check the number and location of ticket boxes at the gate, ensure that the ticket boxes are sealed and padlocked, and open the ticket boxes and count the tickets after the event.

G. Each ticket issued to the press shall be marked "press."

H. A maximum of 2.0% of the tickets to an event may be complimentary.

I. Each complimentary ticket shall be marked complimentary.

J. The promoter shall provide to the department, prior to the commencement of an event at which admission is charged, a manifest or report on the number, kind, and price of tickets printed for the contest.

K. Each ticket shall be separated from the stub when entering through the gate. No person shall occupy a seat without a stub.

L. Each promoter shall furnish to the department, within 24 hours after the completion of each event, a written and verified report on the form provided by the department showing the number of tickets sold, unsold, and given away, the amount of the proceeds donated to a charitable organization that is tax exempt under § 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, and the amount of gross proceeds thereof for such events originating in the Commonwealth. The report shall also include the total gross proceeds from the sale of rights to distribute in any manner such event by any video, telephonic, or other communication method involving the control of electrons or other charge carriers for such live events originating in the Commonwealth.

M. The promoter shall pay the department, within the same 24-hour period, a fee of (i) 5.0% of the first $100,000 of its total gross receipts and (ii) 2.5% of the remainder of its total gross proceeds. These fees shall not be reduced for portions of an event containing amateur matches as set forth in 18VAC120-40-10.

N. The department or its contractor may examine or cause to be audited the records and accounts of the promoter.

Statutory Authority

§ 54.1-831 of the Code of Virginia and 15 USC § 6301 et seq.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 15, Issue 21, eff. August 5, 1999; amended, Virginia Register Volume 23, Issue 24, eff. September 5, 2007.

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