WWE® and StubHub Announce Multi-Year Agreement

image003WWE (NYSE: WWE) and StubHub today announced they have reached a multi-year agreement, naming StubHub the company’s exclusive ticket resale marketplace for fans in the United States and Canada.  Through StubHub, WWE’s passionate fan base will have a trusted destination for buying and selling tickets for the most sought-after WWE events.

The agreement is in place in time for fans still looking for ticket options for WrestleMania® 33, which takes place this Sunday, April 2 at the Orlando Citrus Bowl.  In addition to WrestleMania 33, fans can also use StubHub to see ticket options for the 2017 WWE Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Amway Center on Friday, March 31; NXT® TakeOver® at the Amway Center on Saturday, April 1; Monday Night Raw® at the Amway Center on Monday, April 3; and SmackDown® Live at the Amway Center on Tuesday, April 4.

“Our partnership with StubHub will give fans greater access to hundreds of WWE live events,” said Paul Levesque, WWE’s Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events and Creative.  “StubHub will also provide our fans with exceptional customer service and a secure ticket resale marketplace just in time for all the events ofWrestleMania week in Orlando.”

“StubHub is thrilled to be WWE’s first-ever secondary ticket partner as we prepare for one of the biggest events of the year, WrestleMania, this weekend,” said StubHub General Manager, North America Perkins Miller. “WWE is one of the largest global brands for live events, commerce, and programming, and we look forward to providing their fans with the industry’s leading ticketing technology, exceptional customer service and our robust buying-and-selling marketplace throughout North America.”

The Los Angeles Angels Reach Agreement with StubHub to Become the Club’s Official Ticket Resale Marketplace

The Los Angeles Angels today announced a multi-year agreement with StubHub, designating the company as the official ticket resale marketplace of the Los Angeles Angels. The agreement enables StubHub to offer Angels fans a fully integrated ticketing solution and provide a seamless user experience.

“Our commitment to our fans is providing them with the best option to purchase verified secondary market tickets to Angels games,” said John Carpino, Angels Baseball President.  “StubHub provides our fans a best-in-class experience.”

With Angels tickets fully integrated with the StubHub platform, all Angels season seat holders and single-game ticket buyers can resell and purchase tickets with confidence and ease with the Angels’ safest and most secure way to transmit tickets. In addition to the ticketing integration, StubHub’s industry-leading technology also provides tools for customers, including pricing guidance for sellers and panoramic 360-degree virtual view-from-seats for buyers.

“We are thrilled to officially reunite with the Angels and its fans and expand our MLB club partnerships under our agreement with MLBAM,” said StubHub General Manager, North America, Perkins Miller. “With this partnership and integration, Angels fans will not only enjoy the most trusted fan protection in the industry, but also a ticketing experience rooted in ease and innovation that offers a superior mobile ticketing platform.”

All Angels tickets will be delivered as mobile tickets, available on both iOS and Android devices. Customers can post hard stock tickets for sale; upon being sold, those tickets will be converted to mobile format, and fans will use their smartphones for entry into the stadium.

Through its partnership with the Los Angeles Angels, StubHub will receive full marketing and sponsorship benefits, including in-stadium signage, marketing assets and integration with Angels season seat holder accounts on angels.com, allowing season seat holders to post their Angels tickets for sale on StubHub with ease.

StubHub Named Official Event Ticketing Partner of Bleacher Report

StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, and Bleacher Report, the social voice of sports, today announced a multi-year, cross-platform content partnership with StubHub serving as the official event ticketing partner of Bleacher Report in the U.S.

StubHub will be integrated into Bleacher Report’s website and popular Team Stream mobile app,  connecting Bleacher Report’s passionate millennial fan base to StubHub’s global inventory of live events. This will provide fans who are already consuming Bleacher Report’s award-winning sports content with direct links to tickets on StubHub to easily find and buy tickets for upcoming events.

“StubHub selected Bleacher Report as our new sports-focused content partner because of their highly engaged, socially savvy, and participatory audience,” said StubHub Head Global Media and Distribution David Pierotti. “Bleacher Report connects with the next generation of sports authorities in a way that complements StubHub’s position as the leading platform for people who embrace the connection only offered by live experiences.”

Rich Calacci, Chief Revenue Officer of Bleacher Report, added: “Bleacher Report is a millennial brand that celebrates sports culture and seeks to make sports fun and entertaining. StubHub, a company whose mission is to connect people to inspiring event experiences, is a perfect partner in that regard, and will make it easier for our engaged online and mobile audiences to experience the sports events that matter to them.”

The partnership is effective immediately, and the integration with StubHub has initially rolled out to various pages within the Bleacher Report property on desktop and mobile. StubHub link integration on the B/R app is expected to launch shortly.

The Bleacher Report-StubHub partnership is a natural fit for two brands that put fans at the center of the experience and are driving innovation within mobile and social to meet the demand of younger audiences. Bleacher Report consistently ranks as one of the top publishers on social media in terms of engagement and Bleacher Report’s Team Stream mobile app is the fastest-growing app among all sports apps. StubHub apps for Android and iOS, including Apple Watch and Apple TV, are powerful ways for consumers to explore upcoming live events and purchase anytime, anywhere.

Vox Media Selects StubHub as Official Ticketing Partner to Connect Audiences to Live Events

voxmedia-logo-stacked-colorStubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, and Vox Media, a leading new media company and home to eight distinct brands, today announced a joint content partnership, establishing StubHub as the official ticketing partner of Vox Media. This collaboration integrates the StubHub brand into Vox Media’s SB Nation and Eater, to inspire audiences to explore the world of live sports and entertainment experiences.

The customized partnership allows StubHub to provide informative and valuable resources to audiences that are already engaged with related content on SB Nation, Vox Media’s sports brand, and Eater, Vox Media’s dining and nightlife brand. For example, audiences consuming sports content on SB Nation can now easily find and buy tickets for an upcoming game through the integrated StubHub portal, and Eater’s audiences can engage with customized Heatmaps for 22 cities, to choose an Eater-recommended restaurant near a performance venue for a pre-show dinner reservation.

“StubHub believes in connecting people to inspiring event experiences and Vox Media was a natural fit for us: audiences on SB Nation and Eater are already engaged with experience-driven content, like tomorrow’s football game or tonight’s dinner reservation,” said David Pierotti, Head of Media & Distribution for StubHub. “By integrating StubHub into that content as the official ticketing partner of Vox Media, we’re giving consumers new options to enhance their love for sports and other events, and making it easy for them to explore relevant experiences.”

“Vox Media is constantly looking for new ways to elevate our brand partnerships and create custom integrations that align with our audiences’ interests,” said Mike Hadgis, Vice President of Brand Partnerships and Revenue, Vox Media. “We worked with StubHub to seamlessly integrate their brand across SB Nation and Eater, adding value for our audiences. Now, the millions of people who visit SB Nation and Eater each month have easy access to live events, while they’re looking at sports scores or researching restaurants in their city.”

Details of the StubHub and Vox Media partnership include:

  • StubHub integration into SB Nation: The fastest growing sports-media brand now features StubHub in its Navigation Bar and individual sports sections (NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL), and embeds an interactive StubHub ticket widget into more than 300 individual team sites and schedule pages, giving sports fans direct access to their favorite events.
  • A first-of-its-kind StubHub integration into Eater Heatmaps: The go-to resource for food, drink, and restaurant obsessives, Eater now highlights one StubHub venue in each of its 22 featured cities, showcasing upcoming events at that venue and highlighting the best places to eat and drink in the surrounding area.
  • A more personalized brand experience for consumers: Utilizing Vox Media’s custom high-impact advertising units and Concert, Vox Media’s premium audience marketplace, StubHub can now geo-target users to surface relevant real-time events, granting consumers access to local games, concerts and shows.

StubHub Becomes Exclusive Ticket Marketplace of Naval Academy Athletics

N-STAR-COLORStubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has signed a multi-year agreement with the Naval Academy Athletic Association, making it the Exclusive Ticket Marketplace of Naval Academy Athletics. The agreement is in partnership with Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, provider of integrated ticketing and marketing services.

The agreement with Navy includes ticketing integration and sponsorship rights for all on-campus football and men’s basketball events. This is StubHub’s first full integrated partnership that also includes sponsorship with an Armed Forces program, and builds on its position as a major partner and sponsor in the collegiate space, working with more than 40 Division I universities.

“We cannot be more excited to enter into a partnership with StubHub.  We believe that this partnership will provide our department with the tools to welcome new fans to our games while at the same time providing unparalleled customer service to our current ticket holders,” said Navy Sr. Associate A.D. for Ticket Operations Matt Munnelly.

Through StubHub’s strategic partnership integration with industry-leader Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, Navy season ticket holders will access StubHub as the exclusive ticket marketplace of the Midshipmen. The service is a fully integrated ticketing platform, which allows season- and single-game ticket holders the opportunity to resell tickets with confidence and ease on the world’s largest ticket marketplace, while also providing buyers a safe and secure shopping experience, with instant tickets upon purchase, via mobile delivery or print-at-home.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with a leading service academy in Navy Athletics to integrate the world’s largest marketplace for Midshipmen fans to have access to incredible football and men’s basketball tickets,” said Kim Damron, chief operating officer, Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. “Through our partnership with StubHub, Navy now provides an exclusive, fan-friendly ticket marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets with clear pricing guidance via industry-leading technology.”

The industry-leading technology, paired with StubHub’s wealth of data, will also provide fans of Naval Athletics with the clearest pricing guidance and the most accurate recommendations to get the very best value. Every transaction is also backed by StubHub’s 100% money-back Fan Protect Guarantee and access to exceptional 24/7 customer service.

“StubHub is thrilled to add our first-ever full Armed Forces partnership with Naval Academy Athletics to our NCAA portfolio,” said Brian O’Malley, sr. manager, business development, StubHub. “We look forward to providing the Navy sports community with our trusted and secure platform that provides an exceptional ticketing buying and selling experience, and to supporting Midshipmen football and men’s basketball in the years to come.”

As part of the agreement, StubHub will receive sponsorship and marketing assets, including digital and in-venue advertising and hospitality for on-campus football and men’s basketball events, plus co-branded email and social media promotions.

The Navy Midshipmen kick off their 2016 football season on Saturday, September 3 in Annapolis against Fordham.

StubHub Becomes Official Ticket Marketplace of Boston College Athletics

August 22, 2016 – SAN FRANCISCO – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has signed a multi-year agreement with Boston College making it the Official Ticket Marketplace of Boston College Athletics. The agreement is in partnership with Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, provider of integrated ticketing and marketing services, and Fenway Sports Management, the university’s multimedia rights partner.

Football 2014The agreement with BC includes ticketing integration and sponsorship rights for football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey. The partnership marks StubHub’s eighth property in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), and builds on its position as a major partner and sponsor in the collegiate space, working with more than 40 Division I universities. The agreement is StubHub’s first with a university in Massachusetts.

“We are very excited to partner with StubHub to now offer BC fans an improved ticket resale solution,” JM Caparro, Boston College senior associate athletic director of external relations, said. “With StubHub’s dedication to customer service, this partnership was a natural fit to provide our season ticket members with a safe and easy platform to resell any tickets they’re unable to use.”

Through StubHub’s strategic partnership integration with industry-leader Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, BC season ticket members will access StubHub as the official ticket marketplace of the Eagles. The service is a fully integrated ticketing platform, which allows season- and single-game ticket holders the opportunity to resell tickets with confidence and ease on the world’s largest ticket marketplace, while also providing buyers a safe and secure shopping experience, with instant tickets upon purchase, via mobile delivery or print-at-home.

“We are thrilled to further enhance our partnership with Boston College to now provide Eagles fans with access to incredible tickets to athletic events,” said Kim Damron, chief operating officer, Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. “Our partnership with StubHub will provide BC fans with the industry-leading platform to buy and resell tickets via a fan-friendly interface on the world’s largest marketplace.”

The industry-leading technology, paired with StubHub’s wealth of data, will also provide Eagles fans with the clearest pricing guidance and the most accurate recommendations to get the very best value. Every transaction is also backed by StubHub’s 100% money-back Fan Protect Guarantee and access to exceptional 24/7 customer service.

“StubHub is proud to partner with Boston College and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement as we work together with the Northeast’s premier athletic program,” said Brian O’Malley, senior manager, business development, StubHub. “We look forward to working with our partners and the BC community to provide fans an exceptional and trusted ticket marketplace, while also offering a suite of tools that make it easy to buy and sell tickets on-the-go and support the Eagles.”

For the first time, StubHub has engaged with Fenway Sports Management (FSM), the university’s provider of marketing and sponsorship rights management. Included in the portfolio of assets will be digital and in-venue advertising and promotions for football, men’s basketball and men’s hockey games.

“This partnership with StubHub and Spectra will provide Eagles fans with access to a best-in-class ticketing platform on the world’s largest and most reliable ticket marketplace,” FSM Managing Director Mark Lev said. “We look forward to working with these two industry leaders to further enhance the Boston College Athletic experience.”

 

Contacts

Alison Salcedo / 310.947.2648 / alsalcedo@stubhub.com

Lizz Summers / 617.552.8841 / summerel@bc.edu

StubHub Becomes Official Partner of Ole Miss Athletics

Ole Miss LogoStubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has signed a multi-year agreement with the University of Mississippi to become the official ticket resale marketplace for Ole Miss Athletics. The agreement is in partnership with Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, provider of integrated ticketing and marketing services, and IMG, the university’s multimedia rights partner.

The partnership with Ole Miss marks the sixth SEC property on StubHub’s roster of NCAA partnerships. StubHub is a major partner and sponsor in the collegiate space, supporting more than 40 Division I universities.

“StubHub is the industry leader in the secondary market, and we are excited to provide Rebel Nation the benefits of this partnership,” said Ole Miss Athletics Director Ross Bjork. “StubHub offers a secure, convenient and reliable solution to buy and sell tickets and will work seamlessly with our existing ticketing platforms. Since football season tickets are sold out and only a limited number of single-game tickets remain, StubHub is the best avenue for Ole Miss fans to meet their ticket needs, particularly for SEC games.”

Through StubHub’s strategic partnership integration with industry leader Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement, Rebel season ticket holders will access StubHub as their official secondary ticket marketplace. The service is a fully-integrated platform that allows season- and single-game ticket holders to resell tickets with confidence and ease. It also provides buyers a safe and secure shopping experience, with instant tickets upon purchase via mobile delivery or print-at-home.

“We are delighted to enhance our partnership with the University of Mississippi and provide a platform to access great seats and drive fan experiences via the world’s largest marketplace,” said Kim Damron, chief operating officer, Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. “Through our partnership with StubHub, Ole Miss fans will be able to utilize an innovative and fan-friendly platform to buy and resell tickets, and get the best value they’re looking for.”

The industry-leading technology, paired with StubHub’s wealth of data, will also provide Rebel fans with the clearest pricing guidance and the most accurate recommendations to get the very best value. Every transaction is also backed by StubHub’s 100% money-back Fan Protect Guarantee and access to exceptional 24/7 customer service.

“We are thrilled to expand our reach in the SEC with a power school like Ole Miss,” said Brian O’Malley, sr. manager, business development, StubHub. “As we work with Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement to offer the technology and tools for a truly seamless and secure ticketing experience for Rebel fans, we are also excited to continue our work with IMG to expand our presence at athletic events and connect with the Ole Miss community to make it easier than ever to support their team.”

In addition to the ticketing integration, StubHub will receive a portfolio of sponsorship and marketing assets, including social collaborations as well as digital and in-venue advertising and promotions at football and basketball games. This includes activations such as StubHub’s signature “Move of the Game,” wherein an Ole Miss season ticket holder is surprised with upgraded premium seats at an athletic event. The sponsorship and marketing rights are managed by IMG, the multimedia rights holder and sports marketing company for Ole Miss Athletics.

Ole Miss joins five other SEC schools in the StubHub portfolio; Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University (2016); University of Georgia (2013), Auburn University (2012) and University of Alabama (2012).