The strategic agreement, negotiated by AEG Global Partnerships, also designates both StubHub and AXS as T-Mobile Arena as Official Founding Partners of T-Mobile Arena. As part of the deal, both sites will be open and integrated, providing consumers with the ability to seamlessly list and purchase tickets with greater ease and security, across both platforms, for each and every transaction.
"We are excited to once again partner with StubHub and merge the industry's most innovative, convenient and secure digital ticket format, Flash Seats from AXS, with the leading marketplace for tickets, StubHub," said Bryan Perez, president and CEO of AXS. "Through this partnership, T-Mobile Arena is leading the way in fan convenience, flexibility and security."
With this new partnership, customers will have the ability to link to their StubHub and AXS accounts, seamlessly access their available tickets, post them for resale, purchase authenticated tickets and scan into events at T-Mobile Arena, from the StubHub or AXS Flash Seats Mobile apps for iOS or Android.
Perkins Miller, general manager, North America, at StubHub, said, "Las Vegas is a premier destination for live events, and by joining forces with AEG, AXS and T-Mobile Arena, StubHub is delivering on our vision to connect people around the world with the thrill of live events. As an official resale partner, StubHub will offer event-goers a simple, reliable experience, integrated directly with T-Mobile Arena, to find great seats to the best performances in the city."
Las Vegas is a city known worldwide for its live entertainment and T-Mobile Arena is Las Vegas' newest home to the biggest names in sports and entertainment. The multi-purpose arena, a joint venture with AEG and MGM Resorts International, opened in April 2016 and in its first year hosted more than 75 live events.
Nick Baker, senior vice president, AEG Global Partnerships, said, "We are thankful and appreciative to continue to grow our long-standing global relationship with StubHub. This is a true collaboration of technological innovation and large market reach between AXS and StubHub that will streamline the ticketing process for fans, providing an end-to-end enhanced consumer experience."
In addition to the ticketing integration, StubHub and AXS will receive a portfolio of sponsorship and marketing assets in the venue, including a presenting sponsorship entitlement for StubHub to the T-Mobile Arena Box Office, plus social and digital collaborations.
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Paciolan. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.
About AXS (Note: pronounced "Access")
AXS is a leading ticketing, data, and marketing solutions provider in the US, UK and Europe. The company and its solutions empower more than 200 clients -- teams, arenas, theaters, clubs and colleges-- to turn data into action, maximize the value of all their events and create joy for fans. It is an enterprise event technology platform that services venues, promoters and sports teams; providing fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface. AXS serves all phases of the event life-cycle beyond just ticketing, through its consumer facing website, AXS.com and the AXS App. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AXS employs more than 400 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London and Stockholm.
About T-Mobile Arena
T-Mobile Arena, the 20,000-seat venue located on the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, opened April 6, 2016. The arena hosts more than 100 events annually including major headline entertainment, awards shows, UFC, boxing, basketball and other sporting events, family shows and special events. This fall T-Mobile Arena will welcome the Vegas Golden Knights, a National Hockey League expansion team and the city's first professional sports team. The city's newest landmark, recently named "Best New Major Concert Venue" by Pollstar Magazine, features 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none. Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre outdoor entertainment space, features performance stages, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas. Industry-leading architect Populous designed T-Mobile Arena to meet the U.S. Green Building Council's standards for LEED® Gold Certification. T-Mobile Arena is a privately funded joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International. For more information, visit the T-Mobile Arena website at www.t-mobilearena.com.
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