Rose Garden Debuts Ticketmaster's New 'Print My Own' Ticketing Technology

Up-to-the-minute Technology Allows Rose Garden Guests

To Buy and Print Event Tickets From Personal Computers



Apr 05, 2001, 01:00 ET from Ticketmaster

    PORTLAND, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, (Nasdaq: TMCS), the
 leading ticketing and access company, and the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
 today announced the launch of Ticketmaster's new "Print My Own" technology.
 The new "Print My Own" technology enables consumers to log-on to
 www.rosequarter.com or www.ticketmaster.com from their home or work PC,
 purchase their event tickets and print a bar coded ticket for admission to all
 Rose Garden concerts, family shows and sporting events including the Portland
 Trail Blazers, Portland Fire, and Portland Winter Hawks.
     "We were the first arena to offer tickets over the Internet, and now we've
 taken the next step," said J. Isaac, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs
 for the Rose Quarter.  "As of today, all ticketed events at the Rose Garden
 can be purchased online and printed from a personal computer.  We're proud to
 continue our tradition of high-tech ticketing, and will continue to increase
 our array of custom ticketing options as fast as the technology allows."
     "We believe that Ticketmaster's cutting edge 'Print My Own' technology is
 a perfect fit for the Rose Garden," said Keith Kelly, Ticketmaster Vice
 President.  "Our new 'Print My Own' technology is an exciting new option for
 forward-thinking partners such as the Rose Garden, who insist on providing
 their customers with the most advanced and convenient customer service
 options."
     Currently, "Print My Own" technology cannot accommodate the demand during
 the first few hours of a popular concert or similar event going on sale.
 Ticketmaster expects to make the option available during major on-sales in the
 near future.
     Customers are encouraged to visit www.rosequarter.com for the latest in
 concert, sports and other entertainment, and to sign up for RQMail, an e-mail
 based early notification program for upcoming Rose Quarter events.
 
     About the Rose Quarter
     The Rose Quarter, consisting of the Rose Garden, the Memorial Coliseum,
 the Exhibit Hall and Rose Quarter Commons, is the premier sports and
 entertainment facility in the Northwest.  The Rose Garden serves as home court
 to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the WNBA's Portland Fire.
     The Rose Garden welcomed its 10,000,000th guest last week on March 28,
 2001.
 
     The ability to buy and print Rose Garden tickets at home is only one of
 several technology innovations pioneered by Oregon's largest entertainment
 campus:
 
      In 1995, the Rose Garden arena was built with a unique Acoustic Cloud.
      The "Cloud" is an array of acoustic panels suspended from the ceiling
      that can be adjusted to absorb or reflect sound, allowing the arena to be
      custom tuned to each event.
 
      Also in 1995, the Rose Garden was the first arena to provide electronic
      menu service via computer driven video monitors.
 
      Then in 1997, the Rose Garden was the first arena to sell tickets over
      the Internet.
 
     About Ticketmaster
     Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS) operates the world's leading ticketing
 service; selling 83 million tickets valued at more than 3.5 billion dollars,
 through approximately 3,500 retail Ticket Center outlets; 16 worldwide
 telephone call centers; and ticketmaster.com.  Ticketmaster serves more than
 6,200 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive ticketing service for
 hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters.
     The Company also operates Citysearch, a leading online local network
 enabling people to get the most out of their city, and Match.com, the premier
 online matchmaking service.  Located in Los Angeles, California, Ticketmaster
 is majority owned by USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) and is a division of
 its Information and Services unit.
     Ticketmaster was formed through the combination of the operations of
 Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch and Ticketmaster Corporation in January 2001
 and renamed Ticketmaster.
 
 

SOURCE Ticketmaster
    PORTLAND, Ore., April 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ticketmaster, (Nasdaq: TMCS), the
 leading ticketing and access company, and the Rose Garden in Portland, Oregon
 today announced the launch of Ticketmaster's new "Print My Own" technology.
 The new "Print My Own" technology enables consumers to log-on to
 www.rosequarter.com or www.ticketmaster.com from their home or work PC,
 purchase their event tickets and print a bar coded ticket for admission to all
 Rose Garden concerts, family shows and sporting events including the Portland
 Trail Blazers, Portland Fire, and Portland Winter Hawks.
     "We were the first arena to offer tickets over the Internet, and now we've
 taken the next step," said J. Isaac, Senior Vice President of Business Affairs
 for the Rose Quarter.  "As of today, all ticketed events at the Rose Garden
 can be purchased online and printed from a personal computer.  We're proud to
 continue our tradition of high-tech ticketing, and will continue to increase
 our array of custom ticketing options as fast as the technology allows."
     "We believe that Ticketmaster's cutting edge 'Print My Own' technology is
 a perfect fit for the Rose Garden," said Keith Kelly, Ticketmaster Vice
 President.  "Our new 'Print My Own' technology is an exciting new option for
 forward-thinking partners such as the Rose Garden, who insist on providing
 their customers with the most advanced and convenient customer service
 options."
     Currently, "Print My Own" technology cannot accommodate the demand during
 the first few hours of a popular concert or similar event going on sale.
 Ticketmaster expects to make the option available during major on-sales in the
 near future.
     Customers are encouraged to visit www.rosequarter.com for the latest in
 concert, sports and other entertainment, and to sign up for RQMail, an e-mail
 based early notification program for upcoming Rose Quarter events.
 
     About the Rose Quarter
     The Rose Quarter, consisting of the Rose Garden, the Memorial Coliseum,
 the Exhibit Hall and Rose Quarter Commons, is the premier sports and
 entertainment facility in the Northwest.  The Rose Garden serves as home court
 to the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the WNBA's Portland Fire.
     The Rose Garden welcomed its 10,000,000th guest last week on March 28,
 2001.
 
     The ability to buy and print Rose Garden tickets at home is only one of
 several technology innovations pioneered by Oregon's largest entertainment
 campus:
 
      In 1995, the Rose Garden arena was built with a unique Acoustic Cloud.
      The "Cloud" is an array of acoustic panels suspended from the ceiling
      that can be adjusted to absorb or reflect sound, allowing the arena to be
      custom tuned to each event.
 
      Also in 1995, the Rose Garden was the first arena to provide electronic
      menu service via computer driven video monitors.
 
      Then in 1997, the Rose Garden was the first arena to sell tickets over
      the Internet.
 
     About Ticketmaster
     Ticketmaster (Nasdaq: TMCS) operates the world's leading ticketing
 service; selling 83 million tickets valued at more than 3.5 billion dollars,
 through approximately 3,500 retail Ticket Center outlets; 16 worldwide
 telephone call centers; and ticketmaster.com.  Ticketmaster serves more than
 6,200 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive ticketing service for
 hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters.
     The Company also operates Citysearch, a leading online local network
 enabling people to get the most out of their city, and Match.com, the premier
 online matchmaking service.  Located in Los Angeles, California, Ticketmaster
 is majority owned by USA Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: USAI) and is a division of
 its Information and Services unit.
     Ticketmaster was formed through the combination of the operations of
 Ticketmaster Online-Citysearch and Ticketmaster Corporation in January 2001
 and renamed Ticketmaster.
 
 SOURCE  Ticketmaster