The Stevie Wonder benefit concert for UH athletics was canceled on July 10 after it was discovered it had been booked through an unauthorized third party.
The third party, Donovan said in a press conference, was Bob Peyton.
The concert was scheduled for August 18, and according to athletics director Jim Donovan, “obviously it was well-known that we were having financial struggles and we were using it to off-set some of the issues we were facing in the department so we estimated it was anywhere from $100,000 to $250,000 so that was the pull to try and do something like this.
“The Stan Sheriff Box Office will make refunds available immediately starting tomorrow. Individuals who purchased tickets at the Stan Sheriff Box Office need to return their tickets to the box office for a refund. Ticket purchases made via internet, phone or bought presale by credit card will automatically be credited. It will take approximately seven days for the automatic credit cards to be refunded.”