FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
OTTAWA (Jan. 22, 2013) – The Ottawa Senators announced today a partnership with StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, to create a safe, guaranteed, secondary marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets. StubHub will be the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace of the Ottawa Senators. Backed by StubHub’s FanProtect Guarantee, each ticket transaction will be directly between fans and managed by StubHub.
Kicking off the 2012- 13 season, StubHub marketing assets will be highly visible, including: LED displays at Scotiabank Place, in game promotions, dasher board signs, and a permanent 300-level backlit panel sign. StubHub will have online placements on the Senators website and social media. Also included is a once in a lifetime hospitality experience, where four fans will enjoy the pre-game warm up from the penalty box.
“We are glad to provide a fan-friendly solution to the Senators, “said Greg Ivry, StubHub business development director. “It is exciting to bring the StubHub service to fans in Canada for the first time.”
“We are very pleased to by partnering with StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, to bring secondary ticketing options and benefits to our fans,” said Senators president Cyril Leeder. “With StubHub, our fans can now safely sell their tickets to other fans through a single, authorized website.”
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 San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, 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 120 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.
|Shannon J. Barbara