USA TODAY Sports Announces Partnership With Vivid Seats

Partnership Will Offer Consumers Wide Range of Tickets, Simplified Access to Live Events

McLEAN, Va. and CHICAGO, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vivid Seats, one of the nation's fastest-growing ticket marketplaces, has joined forces with USA TODAY Sports to deliver sports fans a seamless method for purchasing tickets to live games and events via direct links featured throughout USA TODAY Sports online.

As the Official Ticket Partner for USA TODAY Sports, Vivid Seats will offer consumers quick and easy access to game and event tickets through a user-friendly platform and full-service customer support team, which is on-call daily to ensure a pleasant and convenient ticket buying experience (including full money-back guarantees).  All relevant USA TODAY Sports pages, including Team, League, Schedule, Scores, and Standings pages, will have direct links to Vivid Seats' broad inventory of premium sports tickets.

"This partnership helps us in fulfilling our mission to serve sports fans as completely as possible," said Jonathan Marshall, senior vice president of business development and strategy for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. "Vivid Seats has built a best-in-class infrastructure that enables us to easily integrate options throughout our site to provide fans with the easiest and most convenient ticket-buying experience possible."

"We're thrilled to partner with a premier company like USA TODAY Sports, and we are eager to provide their readers the highest level of value, convenience, and service in the industry," said Eric Vassilatos, co-founder of Vivid Seats. "Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and through this relationship with USA TODAY Sports, we'll be able to help even more fans affordably attend their favorite events and enjoy cheering on their favorite teams."

Direct links to Vivid Seats are now live on USA TODAY Sports.

About the USA TODAY Sports Media Group
The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties and 23 broadcast television stations. It also includes the sports photography service USA TODAY Sports Images, USA TODAY High School Sports and USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

About Vivid Seats
For over a decade, Vivid Seats has assisted live event enthusiasts with finding the best in premium sports, concert, and theater tickets. With the assurance of a reliable network of licensed ticket agents, Vivid Seats is dedicated to providing our media partners and their fans the best value, security, and convenience for purchasing tickets.

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SOURCE USA TODAY Sports Media Group



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