NEW YORK and LOS ANGELES, Jan. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Football League (NFL) and Ticketmaster, a Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. company (NYSE: LYV), are taking NFL Ticket Exchange to New York and New Jersey for Super Bowl XLVIII. Powered by Ticketmaster, the Official Ticket Exchange of the NFL provides fans the ability to buy and sell tickets for Super Bowl XLVIII through a convenient and secure, League-approved marketplace.
NFL Ticket Exchange is the only ticket resale marketplace with the ability to validate Super Bowl XLVIII tickets, ensuring that every Super Bowl ticket sold on NFL Ticket Exchange is authentic. Fans can access NFL Ticket Exchange online at NFLTicketExchange.com or by calling (888) 635-5944.
Beginning January 30, the NFL and Ticketmaster provide fans the added convenience and security of two authorized NFL Ticket Exchange retail locations in Manhattan. Walk-up retail locations for NFL Ticket Exchange will be open at the Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square Manhattan (1605 Broadway at 49th Street, 2nd Floor) and at the NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy's Herald Square (151 W. 34th Street, 4th Floor). On game day, fans will be able to pick up their Super Bowl XLVII tickets anytime up until kickoff at the NFL Ticket Exchange Crowne Plaza location and at the NFL Ticket Exchange Trailer outside MetLife Stadium.
"For NFL fans, the Super Bowl represents the ultimate game day experience. Through NFL Ticket Exchange, we are able to provide fans the most secure and convenient marketplace available to buy authentic Super Bowl XLVIII tickets," said Chris Hardart, NFL Vice President of Corporate Development.
"Providing access to great live event experiences and engaging fans is what we are all about at Ticketmaster," said Jared Smith, President of Ticketmaster North America. "We want to make sure that every fan who wants to experience Super Bowl XLVIII has the opportunity to purchase authentic tickets, and through our partnership with the NFL and NFL Ticket Exchange, we're able to do just that."
During the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII, Ticketmaster will be conducting a number of onsite consumer events and promotions. These events are highlighted by a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with broadcaster Erin Andrews. Details of these events include:
- Tweet-n-Greet with Erin Andrews – On Friday, Jan. 31 from noon-2pm ET at the NFL Ticket Exchange location at NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy's Herald Square, fans will have an opportunity to take a photo with broadcaster Erin Andrews. By sharing the fun via social media, a lucky few will enjoy the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be interviewed on camera by Ms. Andrews.
- At the NFL Ticket Exchange locations at Crowne Plaza Hotel Times Square Manhattan and NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy's Herald Square, fans can take part in daily "Spin 2 Win" promotions for the chance to win instant prizes, including Super Bowl XLVIII branded hats, pins, key chains, hand warmers, NFL Ticket Exchange bracelets, and Ticketmaster Gift Cards. Fans can also enter for the chance to win one of two pairs of tickets to Super Bowl XLVIII.
- Fans visiting the NFL Ticket Exchange at NFL Shop at Super Bowl, Macy's Herald Square will also enjoy the opportunity to snap and share a photo or two at a special, Super Bowl-themed, photo booth.
Super Bowl XLVIII is scheduled to take place on February 2, 2014, at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
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