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USA TODAY Sports Media Group Launches USA TODAY Sports Events Partnership with QuintEvents will Offer Consumers One-Stop Opportunity to Experience the Biggest Events in Sports

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced today that it has joined forces with QuintEvents, the leading provider of premier sporting event experiences, to launch USA TODAY Sports Events, providing sports fans with a seamless method to experience the biggest and most important events in sports.

USA TODAY Sports Events will offer consumers quick and easy access to high-end experiences at the most sought-after, "bucket list" sports events in the world, including the Super Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, Kentucky Derby®, UFC® title events and many more, all accessible through direct links featured throughout USA TODAY Sports online properties.

"The creation of USA TODAY Sports Events allows us to continue to fulfill our mission to serve sports fans on every platform," said Merrill Squires, senior vice president of leagues and properties for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. "QuintEvents is the perfect partner for us in this initiative, as they've already established themselves as the standard bearer for how sporting event travel should be done, with an infrastructure that is the best in the industry."         

USA TODAY Sports Events will open the doors for millions of sports fans to the "Official" event packages for many of the greatest events in sports, including the Super Bowl, Pro Bowl, NBA All-Star Game, Kentucky Derby®, Formula One™, MotoGP™, UFC® and Breeders' Cup. These packages, offered via the "Official" programs, provide exciting exclusive insider access such as going on the field after the Super Bowl, access to the Paddock before a race at the Kentucky Derby, meeting the fighters before a UFC Championship fight or walking the pit lane before an F1™ or MotoGP™ race.

For more information, visit usatodaysportsevents.com.

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY Sports and Gannett's more than 100 well-known local media brands. It also includes the sports photography wire service USA TODAY Sports Images, leading high school sports destination USA TODAY High School Sports; For The Win, the first mainstream sports media property focused exclusively on "social news," and designed specifically to resonate on social networks and non-traditional media channels and platforms; Sports On Earth, a joint venture with MLB Advanced Media dedicated to great sports writing in all its forms; and the hundreds of sites within USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties, such as HoopsHype.com and mixed martial arts site MMAjunkie.com, among others. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (GCI).

QuintEvents delivers high impact experience packages and exclusive perks to the world's most prestigious events to create unique, memorable experiences for individuals, large groups, corporate events and incentive travel. Charlotte-based QuintEvents is an Official Hospitality Provider that has established itself as America's most prominent sports hospitality company through Official relationships with the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, Churchill Downs®, Breeders' Cup, Circuit of The Americas™, Formula 1™, MotoGP™ worldwide racing and UFC®. QuintEvents' innovative Official programs expand fan experience opportunities in a way that reflects the quality and prestige of those brands and offers clients access to larger blocks of seats, unique venue access and hospitality, celebrity appearances, interactive experiences, the best hotels and access to exclusive parties at the world's most prestigious sporting events.

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SOURCE USA TODAY Sports Media Group



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