In the 30 years since Jim Holzman founded Boston, MA-based Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc., he has grown it from a one-man shop Brookline into one of the most-powerful ticket brokerages in the Northeast, with seven storefront locations and about 35 employees.
Ace Ticket sells tickets to concerts and theatre shows, but its specialty is sporting events in the Boston area and throughout the country. It was through its expertise and brand-name recognition in Massachusetts that the company was able to land an exclusive contract as the Boston Red Sox official secondary ticket reseller, beginning in 2008. The deal was at the expense of StubHub, which had struck a deal with Major League Baseball to be the official ticket resale marketplace for the league, but the Red Sox opted out of that arrangement, the only team in the league to do so.
The company has received numerous awards, including an Industry Achievement Award from the National Association of Ticket Brokers, and has been named the best ticket broker in the city by the “Boston Phoenix” and “Boston Magazine.”
Holzman and Ace Ticket were founding members of the Ticket Technology software company, as well as the Massachusetts Association of Ticket Brokers. The later ran into controversy when paid accountant Richard Vitale allegedly to lobby on its behalf to with legislators and former state Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi to have the state’s anti-scalping laws repealed. The ticket brokers’ group was never accused of any wrongdoing, but the law has not been repealed and both Vitale and DiMasi investigated by the state and had their reputations tarnished.
PRESS RELEASE: “Mayor Menino Welcomes Ace Ticket Agency Into New Kenmore Square Location” Boston, MA -(May 31, 2012)- Mayor Menino was on site today to welcome Ace Ticket Agency into its new Kenmore Square location. Today was Ace Ticket’s Grand Opening of their flagship store located at 534 Commonwealth... Read more
The New England Patriots, which have long taken a distinctly anti-ticket broker stance in the past, this week signed a travel package deal with Boston-based secondary ticket broker Ace Ticket. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move marks a major shift for the team, which... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “Red Sox Re-Sign Ace Ticket” BOSTON, MA (Ace Ticket) February 24, 2010 – Ace Ticket announced today that the company will continue to be a proud Corporate Sponsor of the Boston Red Sox. The company’s sponsorship of the team includes signage in and around the ballpark, exclusive... Read more
PRESS RELEASE: “ACE TICKET SLAM DUNKS MAJOR DEAL WITH THE HOME FOR BOSTON CELTICS BASKETBALL, COMCAST SPORTSNET” Boston, MA (Ace Ticket) October 27, 2009 – Comcast SportsNet and Ace Ticket announced today that the regional sports network will host its Celtics Pre-Game Live and Celtics Post Game Live studio... Read more
Looking to further strengthen its hold on the greater Boston secondary ticket market, Ace Ticket has bought Roth Ticket Agency, which has been serving the Providence market since 1947. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but TicketNews estimates the acquisition price at about $2 million. Ace Ticket, which... Read more
“TruMedia Networks and ACE Ticket Announce Strategic Marketing Partnership” BOSTON, MA (Ace Ticket Worldwide and TruMedia Networks) March 11, 2009 – TruMedia Networks, a developer of online sports communities, today announced it has formed a strategic marketing partnership with ACE Ticket Worldwide, Inc., one of the nation’s leading ticket... Read more
“Ace Ticket Inks Advertising Sponsorship Deals with Three Major Sports Properties Across New England” BOSTON, MA (Ace Ticket) February 5, 2009 – Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc., one of the nation’s leading ticket agencies, today announced that it has signed three major advertising sponsorship deals with New England Sports Network... Read more
Boston Red Sox fans who want to resell tickets no longer have an official online option. The team announced today that it would use Boston-based Ace Ticket, and its six storefront locations, as its authorized hub for fans to resell tickets. In a letter, obtained by TicketNews, that was... Read more
Boston, MA, April 12, 2007 –(PRESS RELEASE)– Jim Holzman, owner of www.AceTicket.com, was the highest bidder of the evening at a charity event hosted at Fenway Park on Saturday night, pledging $31,000 for Fenway Park #1 License Plate. Twelve Fenway Park license plates were auctioned off at the Saturday... Read more