CLEVELAND, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Veritix® today announced that it has extended its partnership with the NCAA. With the new, multi-year agreement, Veritix will continue to provide the ticketing platform for NCAA events and begin to provide increased services and integration with the NCAA. The two organizations first began working together in 2009.
"In the years that we've worked with Veritix, they have proven to be an important strategic partner for the NCAA," said Josh Logan, Director of Ticketing & Marketing at the NCAA. "Their ticketing platform allows us to provide a top-quality experience for fans and the control we need to manage our ticketing operations across many venues in the country."
As part of the agreement, the NCAA will now have the flexibility to use the Veritix platform for more events, including all championships and all NCAA-sanctioned events. The NCAA will also continue to use Flash Seats®, the Veritix digital ticketing system, at their events. 2013 was the fifth year that Flash Seats was used at the Men's Final Four, with more than 60,000 people entering the semi-finals and championship through the system. It was the largest digital ticketing event in history.
"The Veritix platform meets the diverse and complex ticketing needs of the NCAA," said Josh Logan. "With outstanding technology, features and service, Veritix provides the reliable, safe, and convenient system that allows us to handle our events anywhere at any time."
For Veritix, the renewal of their partnership with an esteemed organization like the NCAA is a sign of their increasing expansion into the collegiate market. "Veritix is excited to work with the NCAA again, an organization we admire for their commitment to and support of student athletes," said Guy Villa, Vice President, Sales at Veritix." We look forward to continuing our successful relationship and providing the best ticketing technology, tools and services available in the industry."
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 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; Dover Motorsports, Inc. (Dover International Speedway); and Texas A&M University, Boise State University, Duquesne University and University of Texas at Arlington.
About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletics opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.NCAA.org and www.NCAA.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes.
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