NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2013-14 NBA regular season is underway and the NBA and Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company (NYSE: LYV), are encouraging fans looking for NBA tickets to purchase from NBATickets.com, the only official ticket marketplace of the National Basketball Association. New this season, many NBA games will offer Ticketmaster's new TM+ beta feature, enabling fans to see all unsold tickets—to see all unsold tickets including tickets sold by the teams and tickets being resold by current ticketholders—for upcoming games on color-coded seat maps. TM+ is a Ticketmaster beta enhancement that provides fans even more ticket options in one safe, convenient place.
As the official ticketing provider of the NBA, Ticketmaster is able to electronically verify every ticket purchased for Ticketmaster teams on NBATickets.com, ensuring the authenticity of each ticket—something no other resale marketplace or ticket website can offer on NBA tickets. Additionally, fans have instant access to their tickets via Ticketmaster's electronic delivery, which enables purchasers to download tickets to their phone or print their tickets within minutes of purchase.
"We are fully committed to providing our fans with the safest ticketing experience combined with the ultimate in convenience and service, and NBATickets.com delivers just that," said Amy Brooks, NBA senior vice president, team marketing & business operations.
Fans looking for tickets to NBA games that are sold out are advised to purchase from the NBATickets.com Resale Marketplace. For Ticketmaster teams, NBATickets.com provides the only resale marketplace authorized by the NBA and the only one that features Ticketmaster's barcode authentication technology. For fans, this means access to the safest, most secure online marketplace to buy and resell NBA tickets. Through the NBATickets.com Resale Marketplace, season ticket holders continue to enjoy all the conveniences of My Account, including online management, free ticket forwarding and the ability to securely resell their tickets to other fans.
"We're pleased to once again partner with the NBA to provide basketball fans a single, comprehensive destination for game tickets, both directly from the teams as well as from other fans," said Jared Smith, North American president, Ticketmaster. "NBATickets.com gives fans access to the widest selection of NBA tickets and offers the most convenient, secure ticketing solution available."
Fans can access NBATickets.com directly or from Ticketmaster.com and NBA.com. Dedicated customer service for NBATickets.com is available at (866) 357-1136 and by email at NBATickets.comResaleSupport@ticketmaster.com.
About the NBA The NBA is a global sports and media business built around three professional sports leagues: the National Basketball Association, the Women's National Basketball Association, and the NBA Development League. The league has established a major international presence with games and programming in 215 countries and territories in 47 languages and NBA merchandise for sale in more than 125,000 stores in 100 countries on 6 continents. NBA rosters currently feature a record 92 international players from 39 countries and territories. NBA Digital's assets include NBA TV, which is available in more than 61 million U.S. homes, and NBA.com, which averages more than 42 million page views per day, more than half of which originate from outside of North America. The NBA is the No. 1 professional sports league on social media, with more than 455 million likes and followers globally across all league, team, and player platforms. Through NBA Cares, the league and its teams and players have donated more than $225 million to charity, completed more than 2.6 million hours of hands-on community service, and created more than 830 places where kids and families can live, learn, or play.
About Live Nation Entertainment Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Artist Nation Management and Live Nation Media/Sponsorship. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.
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