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CITY OF SACRAMENTO TICKET Policy & community group ticket PROGRAM


In compliance with Fair Political Practice Commission regulations, the City of Sacramento has an approved policy for ticket acceptance, distribution, use, and reporting of tickets and passes (“Ticket Policy”). The Ticket Policy outlines ticket distribution and reporting for tickets provided to the City of Sacramento and City Officials, including tickets to Golden 1 Center events provided to the City per the terms of the Arena Management, Operation, and Lease Agreement . The Ticket Policy and all related regulations and reporting documents can be found in the Ticket Program Documents section below.


For most Golden 1 Center events, the City of Sacramento has access to a suite with 20 seated tickets, 5 standing room only tickets, and 7 standing room only tickets available for purchase. When the suite is unavailable due to event staging elements, 25 tickets are provided within another section of the arena. The Ticket Policy allows distribution to qualifying community groups for the public purpose of promoting community, cultural, recreational, educational, and social services, facilities, and programs available to the public within the City of Sacramento.

To qualify for G1C tickets, community groups must:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, school, youth group, community center, neighborhood association, or other recognized community group;
  • Have a demonstrated history of promoting community, cultural, recreational, educational, social services, facilities, or programs within the city’s city limits
  • Be based in, or serving the general public, within one or more of the city’s eight city council districts
  • Must have a website (public Facebook site are acceptable);
  • Review and agree to abide by the ticket policy, including reporting requirements;
  • Complete and submit the city’s Community Group Ticket Program application and waiver of use for participation; and
  • At the time of initial application, and at the beginning of each of the city’s subsequent fiscal years, be able to provide examples that demonstrate that community group has promoted community, cultural, recreational, educational, or social services, facilities, or programs within the city’s city limits in the previous 12 months.

To apply to be part of the Community Group Ticket Program, community groups:

  • should review the City's Ticket Policy (found in the link section below); and

Each request will be reviewed to ensure the nature of the ticket use is in compliance with the Ticket Policy and procedures. Please note, submission of the application does not guarantee receipt of tickets or receipt of tickets to a specific event.

Community groups:

  • will receive physical tickets and will be sent event information via email from the Office of the City Clerk;
  • must provide the Office of the City Clerk with a list of names for each individual using a ticket distributed by the community group for public reporting (individuals 17 or younger will be listed as "minor"); and

G1C tickets distributed to community groups by the City of Sacramento:

  • are non-transferable;
  • may not be auctioned, raffled, or otherwise transferred via any other promotion or in any other manner;
  • are for the sole use of those individuals working or volunteering for, or otherwise supporting or directly benefiting from the mission and services of the community group; and
  • must be reported in compliance with the City Ticket Policy and procedures and in accordance with FPPC regulations by listing the name of the organization accepting the tickets, the organization's website, the number of tickets provided to the organization on the Form 802, and, beginning January 1, 2017, the names of each individual using a ticket on the City's Open Data Portal.



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