SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Eventbrite, the world's largest self-service ticketing platform which powers two million events around the globe each year, and the San Francisco Deltas, a new professional soccer team, today announced a partnership to bring a seamless and innovative ticketing experience to fans attending games held at the iconic Kezar Stadium. The San Francisco Deltas will begin leveraging Eventbrite's ticketing platform and reserved seating technology for their inaugural 2017 season.
"I've long admired Eventbrite's role in reimagining the ticketing industry, and believe their highly customizable solution will not only improve the management of our operations, but also provide an elevated live experience for our fans," said Brian Andrés Helmick, CEO of SF Deltas. "Eventbrite shares the Deltas' passion for using superior technology in innovative ways to enhance the fan experience, so partnering with them was a natural choice."
"We're proud to be part of the great work the San Francisco Deltas are doing to harness inventive ways to fill their stands and bring the local sporting community together," said Julia Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. "As a platform powering millions of events each year, we're inspired by organizations like the SF Deltas who strive to fuel people's passions while inspiring community engagement."
Technology initiatives are being lead by Bryant Harrison, a huge soccer fan who joined the Deltas as Director of Product Management after working for Google, Zynga and Hangtime, an event discovery startup that worked with Eventbrite's API. In addition to offering a fan-friendly platform for buying tickets, the SF Deltas plan to experiment with Flexible Seating, allowing fans to choose their seats based on their interests and affinity groups.
"I believe Flexible Seating will create a fun experience for fans that will change from game to game," said Bryant Harrison, Director of Product Management for the Deltas. "For example, for one game, a fan could sit with fellow supporters of their favorite European soccer club, and at another game, a family could sit amongst other families of fans with children of similar ages."
Fans can now reserve their Season Tickets for the inaugural season at sfdeltas.com and become Founding Season Ticket Members for an initial deposit of $50 per person. The first pre-season game will take place in February 2017 against the San Jose Earthquakes and the regular season will commence in April 2017.
About SF Deltas
The SF Deltas is an American professional soccer team based in San Francisco, California. The club was founded in 2015 by a diverse group of entrepreneurs from Silicon Valley and Brazil, and the team will begin play in February 2017. Home matches will be played at Kezar Stadium, formerly home of the San Francisco 49ers. To learn more, visit www.sfdeltas.com. Follow the Deltas on Twitter and Instagram at @sfdeltas and Facebook at www.facebook.com/sfdeltas.
Eventbrite is the leading global event technology platform. The company has processed over $5 billion in gross ticket sales since inception and powers more than 2 million events around the world each year. Built with a focus on reliability and scale, the platform serves hundreds of thousands of event organizers, including Tough Mudder, Tribeca Film Festival, BottleRock, Maker Faire, Wanderlust, and many more. Organizers use Eventbrite to help boost ticket sales, promote and manage events, and analyze results across multiple sales channels: web, mobile, point-of-sale, and a growing distribution platform. Tens of millions of people also use Eventbrite every year to discover a variety of live experiences and get tickets on a safe, easy-to-use platform - from photography classes and obstacle runs to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of people. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in San Francisco, the company has a team presence in 8 countries and processes tickets in 180 countries. Investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.
To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/eventbrite-named-official-ticketing-platform-for-the-san-francisco-deltas-300326195.html
SOURCE SF Deltas