CLEVELAND, Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas A&M University and the 12th Man Foundation today announced they have expanded their ticketing partnership with Veritix®. Veritix will continue to provide primary ticketing services for all university sport venues and begin offering paperless ticketing services through its Flash Seats® product. This multi-year agreement is in place, and the new services are already available for donors.
Veritix currently handles all ticketing services for Texas A&M University athletics, providing online renewals, a reliable and flexible platform to handle complex ticket operations, and integration with the university's systems. The Veritix technology platform gives Texas A&M University the ability to unify all its ticketing operations in one place, letting them provide better service and offerings to season ticket holders, fans, and donors. This made it a natural move to take advantage of Flash Seats as another benefit for season ticket holders and Aggies fans.
"Veritix has been a long-time partner of the Texas A&M University 12th Man Foundation, and we are thrilled to expand our ticket offerings with Flash Seats," said Miles Marks, President and CEO of the 12th Man Foundation. "Much like the airline industry's move to electronic ticketing, Flash Seats will provide a new level of flexibility and convenience that our fans will love. We know that Veritix will continue to provide the outstanding technology our fans expect in both the sale and resale marketplaces."
The addition of Flash Seats gives Texas A&M an end-to-end ticketing platform that will give fans a seamless experience. Through Flash Seats, Aggies fans will be able to buy, sell, and transfer paperless tickets through the Official Texas A&M Secondary Marketplace at aggies.flashseats.com. As part of the agreement, Flash Seats will be offered for most university sports, starting with football in the fall, which marks the inaugural season of Texas A&M University in the SEC.
"This is such an exciting time for Texas A&M, and we are committed to providing the best ticketing experience possible to all our Aggies fans in both the initial sale and resale markets," said Carole Dollins, Senior Vice President & Division Manager – Ticketing, 12th Man Foundation. "The Veritix platform will allow us to give our fans the features and benefits they expect."
For Veritix, the opportunity to expand the relationship with a world-class institution like Texas A&M University solidifies one of their most important partnerships. "Texas A&M is one of the premier educational institutions in the country and the world, and we are excited to have the opportunity to help them grow their ticketing operations," said Guy Villa, Vice President, Sales, Veritix. "We look forward to continuing this valuable partnership for many years to come."
About Veritix ®
Veritix® provides the most dynamic paperless ticketing, event marketing, and relationship management applications to artists, professional sports teams, universities, arts organizations, and entertainment venues. Veritix also has the only patent-protected, fully-integrated paperless ticketing platform — Flash Seats® — which has revolutionized the sports and live entertainment industry by enabling paperless venue access while allowing artists, team owners and venue operators to regain control of their secondary market. The Veritix ticketing platform lets clients truly take ownership of their ticketing operations and build better relationships with their customers and fans.
Veritix® currently provides full paperless ticketing services to major venues across the U.S., including Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland), Toyota Center (Houston), Energy Solutions Arena (Salt Lake City), Pepsi Center (Denver), Dick's Sporting Good Park (Denver), and Paramount Theatre (Denver); four National Basketball Association teams, including the Houston Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz and Cleveland Cavaliers; the National Hockey League's Colorado Avalanche; the American Hockey League's Lake Erie Monsters and Houston Aeros; Major League Soccer's Real Salt Lake and Colorado Rapids and Dover Motorsports, Inc. (Dover International Speedway and Nashville Superspeedway). The company also provides paperless ticketing services to the NCAA and Duquesne University.
About the 12th Man Foundation
Named in honor of the famous Texas A&M 12th Man tradition, the 12th Man Foundation strives to continue Texas A&M's athletic success by funding scholarships, programs and facilities in support of championship athletics. From its founding in 1950 to the introduction of The Championship Vision capital funding programs over the past decade, the Foundation has successfully funded new athletic facilities that have dramatically enhanced the landscape of Aggie athletics. The 12th Man Foundation has become one of the most successful and well-respected fundraising organizations in all of college athletics. Most significantly, during the 12th Man Foundation's storied history, the funds generated by the organization and its loyal donor base have helped transform Texas A&M's athletic department into one of the nation's best, finishing regularly in the Top 10 of the Director's Cup for overall athletic performance. Today, the 12th Man Foundation offers its donors a variety of benefits, including priority ticket options for athletic events, its own publication of 12th Man Magazine, sports e-mail updates, bowl activities and more.
Contact: Meagan Manning, 216-978-5641, [email protected]