UK-based secondary ticket company viagogo was founded by StubHub co-founder Eric Baker, and according to its Web site, the company describes itself as “an online ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and guaranteed way.”
viagogo, which has branded itself with a lowercase “v,” has made a name for itself by becoming the official secondary ticket exchange for powerhouse English football (soccer) teams Chelsea and Manchester United. In addition, the company is also the official secondary ticket exchange for the National Football League’s Cleveland Browns.
In the fall of 2007, the company also signed a deal with Live Nation to be the concert giant’s exclusive secondary ticket company in the Netherlands, and in 2008 it was the premium ticket seller for the European leg of Madonna’s hugely successful Sticky and Sweet Tour.
Viagogo, the world’s largest ticket martketplace recently announced partnerships with several European football clubs, which they say represents a change in the attitude toward the secondary ticketing market in Europe. According to an August 16 press release, viagogo will partner with nine English Premier League soccer clubs, five German... Read more
Viagogo, the largest online resale ticket marketplace in Europe has liquidated its assets and moved its operations to Switzerland with offices in Zurich, making it exempt from the UK law which bans the resale of Olympic Games tickets. According to Music Week, the company changed its name to Consolidated... Read more
Viagogo, Europe’s largest online resale ticket marketplace, announced two new partnerships this past week, collaborations with the Spanish Olympic Committee and Aristeia Corporate Hospitality, a leading European hospitality provider. Viagogo is one of the fastest growing Internet companies in Europe, and by partnering up with these organizations they aim... Read more
The ongoing litigation between secondary ticketing website viagogo and the Rugby Football Union (RFU) is heading to the Supreme Court of England, where a final decision will be reached as to whether or not viagogo will be forced to release the names of individuals who sold tickets through the... Read more
“viagogo signs exclusive deal with promoter to sell VIP tickets for 1Life concerts” London, England (FREAUD COUMMUNICATIONS) July 25, 2008 – viagogo has signed an exclusive deal with Question Mark Entertainment to become the Official VIP and Premium Ticketing Partner for the 1Life charity concerts in Manchester and Newcastle... Read more
LONDON, ENGLAND (viagogo.com) April 2, 2008 – Following the sell-out, many fans will turn to the resale market to get their tickets on websites such as eBay. But unless they choose where to buy carefully, they run the risk of being defrauded. Not only could they lose their money,but... Read more
By Alfred Branch, Jr. Viagogo, the UK-based secondary ticket brokerage founded by Eric Baker of StubHub! fame, and Live Nation announced this week that Viagogo would serve as Live Nation’s exclusive secondary ticketer in the Netherlands. While the Netherlands as a market is not as big as the UK... Read more
Celtics and Timberwolves to Bring NBA Cheer to London Fans Viagogo.com, the U.K.-based secondary ticketer, has been tapped by the National Basketball Association as the authorized reseller of tickets to an exhibition game between the Boston Celtics and the Minnesota Timberwolves in October in London. The move marks the... Read more
TicketNews Week In Review for 8/6-8/10 By Alfred Branch, Jr. – TicketNews.com Barry Bonds, the symbol of all that’s right with professional sports (amazing talent), and all that’s wrong (suspicion of steroid use, arrogance), broke one of the most hallowed of athletic records last week, the leading bit of... Read more
Eric Baker of Viagogo.com Talks to TicketNews.com By Alfred Branch, Jr. TicketNews.com Eric Baker is coming home. The founder and CEO of U.K.-based secondary ticketer Viagogo.com, and founder and former president of StubHub! is expanding Viagogo into the U.S. with a new deal to become the authorized secondary ticket... Read more