FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2012 – SAN FRANCISCO – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, announced today that it has been named the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of the Philadelphia Flyers and the Wells Fargo Center. With this designation, hockey fans – and anyone looking to attend an event at the Wells Fargo Center – will be able to buy and sell tickets safely and conveniently, thanks to integrated cancel/reissue barcode technology provided by StubHub and Paciolan, an industry-leading provider of ticketing, marketing and fundraising solutions to more than 500 live entertainment organizations. Both Paciolan and the Flyers are subsidiaries of the international sports and entertainment firm, Comcast-Spectacor.
“The Wells Fargo Center, and Philadelphia Flyers partnership with StubHub and Paciolan is a great example of technology working well for both the team and fans,” said Dave Butler, CEO of Paciolan. “Now Flyers season ticket holders can easily resell unused tickets, fans can purchase great seats at the Wells Fargo Center that would usually be unavailable, and the team provides a great fan experience. We’re thrilled to help execute this integrated solution for our clients.”
Fans in the Greater Philadelphia Region will find this innovative software integration makes the overall event experience better. Whenever a fan purchases tickets on StubHub, a completely new barcode is issued, cancelling the old barcode, which completes a seamless exchange of tickets. The ticket is then digitally delivered to the buyer who can print it at home. Plus, every ticket purchased on StubHub is backed by its FanProtect™ Guarantee, providing fans 100 percent protection from fraud and a stress-free purchasing process when buying tickets online.
“StubHub is really excited to further our relationship with Paciolan by partnering with the world class Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center, ” said Chris Tsakalakis, StubHub President. “This is another step in our effort to create partnerships that provide better experiences for fans. By integrating our technology with teams like the Flyers and venues like the Wells Fargo Center, fans can get their tickets on StubHub more quickly and easily.”
“This new partnership will ensure that our fans are able to have an opportunity to purchase tickets to our events that may have been previously sold out through the safe and convenient services provided by StubHub,” said Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko. “We are excited to see the synergies created amongst two of our entities – the Flyers and Paciolan.”
As part of this relationship, StubHub will have highly visible signage within the Wells Fargo Center. During Flyers games, StubHub will also have a presence via dasher boards, an in game feature and traditional media. Plus, StubHub will have online visibility on both the Flyers’ and Wells Fargo Center’s website and activate via email and social media.
In the last year alone, StubHub and Paciolan have brought this innovative technology and convenience to fans across the country, including those at the University of Texas, University of Michigan, and University of Southern California. More than 15 organizations currently utilize this integrated technology.
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the New York Yankees, University of Texas, and FedEx Field, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, Tickets.com, and Paciolan.
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations who sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor.
Comcast-Spectacor (comcast-spectacor.com) is the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; New Era Tickets, a ticketing and marketing company for public assembly facilities; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.