Ticketmaster and NFL Partner for New Fan Ticket Exchange Service

Ticketmaster Named Official Ticket Exchange Provider of the NFL



Dec 18, 2007, 00:00 ET from Ticketmaster from ,NFL

    NEW YORK and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 Ticketmaster and the National Football League (NFL) today announced the
 creation of an NFL Ticket Exchange service that will provide fans looking
 to buy or sell NFL tickets a safe, convenient and league-endorsed resale
 platform. Through the groundbreaking multi-year agreement, Ticketmaster
 will operate the official league-wide exchange that will be accessible from
 both the Ticketmaster website, Ticketmaster.com, and the NFL website,
 NFL.com.
 
     As the official NFL online ticket exchange provider, Ticketmaster will
 offer fans a secure and reliable way to buy and resell tickets. The
 service, which is targeted to launch for the 2008 season, will serve fans
 unable to attend a game and wanting to sell their tickets as well as fans
 looking to buy or upgrade their seats.
 
     "We are pleased to partner with Ticketmaster, the world's leading
 ticketing company, to provide our fans this service," said Eric Grubman,
 the NFL's Executive Vice President and President of NFL Ventures. "The
 ticketing marketplace continues to evolve and sports fans demand more
 creative opportunities to experience our games. We will now be able to meet
 their expectations with our safe, consistent, and guaranteed service. The
 new partnership also will enable us to work with Ticketmaster to further
 develop fan-friendly ticketing programs and innovations."
 
     "Fans expect and deserve to be able to resell their tickets in a safe,
 convenient and legal way," said Eric Korman, Executive Vice President of
 Ticketmaster. "We are thrilled that the NFL has entrusted Ticketmaster as
 its partner to provide to NFL fans everywhere the best possible resale
 experience. This is a great win for fans, who benefit from the unparalleled
 security and efficiency of our technology, which will connect the league,
 the majority of NFL teams, and millions of NFL fans around the country."
 
     Ticketmaster already provides primary ticket services, including
 advance and onsite single game ticket sales, season ticketing and group
 ticketing for 31 NFL teams. Additionally, TicketExchange, Ticketmaster's
 fan resale ticketing platform, is currently used by 18 NFL teams, including
 the Arizona Cardinals, Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers, Dallas Cowboys,
 Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins,
 Minnesota Vikings, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints, New York
 Giants, New York Jets, Oakland Raiders, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco
 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Tennessee Titans, with 4 other teams (the
 Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles and San Diego
 Chargers) set to start using TicketExchange in 2008.
 
     About Ticketmaster
 
     Ticketmaster is the world's leading ticketing company, operating in 20
 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing
 and distribution through http://www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest
 e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 6,500 retail outlets; and
 20 worldwide call centers. Ticketmaster celebrated its 30th anniversary in
 2006 and currently serves more than 9,000 clients worldwide across multiple
 event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for hundreds of
 leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In
 2006, the company sold more than 128 million tickets valued at over $7
 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West
 Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC (Nasdaq:   IACI).
 
 
 

SOURCE Ticketmaster; NFL