SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES AND AVAYA STADIUM PARTNERS WITH TICKETMASTER
SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The San Jose Earthquakes announced today that they have signed a long-term ticketing products and services partnership for Avaya Stadium with Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV).
"As we move into our new stadium in 2015, Ticketmaster will be an integral part of our operations, helping us reach new fans and sell more tickets while providing a great fan experience," said Earthquakes president Dave Kaval. "We are impressed with Ticketmaster's industry-leading product portfolio and believe that Earthquakes fans are going to love the new experience."
The comprehensive ticketing solution includes a number of new features for season ticket holders and single-game buyers alike. Among the highlighted features for Earthquakes season ticket holders is an improved account manager platform that will allow fans to transfer tickets to their friends, as well as enhanced re-sale options and the ability to print match tickets at home for free. Additionally, Earthquakes tickets will now be available at select Ticketmaster locations, including Walmart and Chavez Supermarkets.
"Transitioning the San Jose Earthquakes onto the Ticketmaster system will provide their fans a much improved ticket-buying experience, including a comprehensive mobile solution where fans can find, buy and transfer tickets and enter the stadium all with their mobile phones. Additionally, our data and analytics will help the team connect with more fans and enable them to sell more tickets," said said Clay Luter, senior vice president of stadium and outdoor sports clients, Ticketmaster.
Fans can purchase tickets through Ticketmaster.com or through Ticketmaster's mobile app starting next year. Specific on-sale dates and times have not yet been announced.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world's leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, Live Nation Media & Sponsorship and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.
About Avaya Stadium
Avaya Stadium (capacity: 18,000) is currently under construction on Coleman Ave. adjacent to the San Jose International Airport. The European-inspired building is the first cloud-enabled venue in Major League Soccer and will be among the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world. The stadium features a canopy roof and the steepest-raked seating in Major League Soccer to provide the best possible fan experience. Additionally, the north end zone houses the largest outdoor bar in North America, a two-acre fan zone and a double-sided video scoreboard. The suites and club seats are located at field level, giving fans a premium experience unlike any other in professional sports.