TFL began as Tickets For Less in 2004 when Dan Rouen realized he wouldn’t be able to attend a Kansas Basketball game. Making sure the seats didn’t go to waste, Rouen listed his tickets on eBay. The listing garnered a surprising amount of interest, prompting Rouen to dive deeper into the ticketing world and build his own customer base on the foundation of no extra fees.
Nearly two decades after listing his Jayhawks tickets, Rouen is the founder and president of a top 10 national wholesale ticket company. Today, TFL offers technology solutions to businesses and organizations, partners with professional sports teams, college athletic departments, artists, venues, promoters and other rightsholders to maximize revenue, and provides a platform for customers to buy and sell tickets to concerts, sports games and theater events nationwide.
Headquartered in Kansas City with offices in St. Louis, MO, Omaha, NE and Tuscaloosa, AL, TFL has more than 100 employees and is in the top 1% of secondary market sellers nationally.
Tickets For Less is born.
First Retail Location
The first Tickets For Less retail location is opened in Price Chopper in Overland Park, KS.
Tickets For Less moves to First National Bank of Olathe, which is now called Central Bank of the Midwest.
A second retail location is added at Oak Park Mall through the acquisition of Ace Sports and Nationwide Tickets.
Brickhouse Sports Acquisition
Tickets For Less acquires Brickhouse Sports.
Tickets For Less moves to its current headquarters at 7311 W 130 St. STE 100, Overland Park KS 66213.
Ticket Solutions Acquisition
Tickets For Less acquires Ticket Solutions, adding an Alabama location at 1410 University Blvd Suite 2, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401.
Tickets For Less announces its B2B operations will operate under the Ticket Solutions brand.
Just Tix Acquisition
Tickets For Less acquires San Francisco-based Just Tix.
Ticket Express Acquisition
Tickets For Less acquires Ticket Express, adding a location in Omaha, NE.
St. Louis Location
Tickets For Less adds a St. Louis location at 8550 Eager Rd, Brentwood, MO 63144.
Tickets For Less acquires ATBS.
Tickets For Less rebrands to TFL.
TFL’s Omaha location moves to 14543 W. Center Road.