LOS ANGELES, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment company, and WWE today announced that there will be a WWE ticket pre-sale at select Walmart locations in the Northeast on Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17. Pre-sale tickets will be sold at select stores in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Maine, and may be purchased at Ticketmaster kiosks located in the Electronics Department in each of the participating Walmart locations.
The WWE SmackDown event will take place on Tuesday, July 16 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence, R.I. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday, May 18.
"With more than 140 million customers visiting Walmart stores each week, our partnership with Walmart provides a convenient option for Northeastern fans to discover, purchase and take home tickets to WWE events without leaving their neighborhood," said Sandy Gaare, Executive Vice President of Retail Partnerships, Ticketmaster.
"With the sales of WWE branded products exploding in Walmart, we are excited about how this extension to our partnership will further identify Walmart as a destination for anything WWE," said Casey Collins, Executive Vice President Consumer Products, WWE.
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WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience. WWE is committed to family-friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming is broadcast in more than 150 countries and 30 languages and reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, London, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Istanbul and Tokyo.