“StubHub Named Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace for Virgin Mobile Festival, Offering Fans Premier VIP & Backstage Access”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (MARKET WIRE) July 16, 2008 — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced it has forged a partnership to become the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of the third annual Virgin Mobile Festival, the largest music and art event on the East Coast, which takes place at Pimlico Race Course on August 9th and 10th in Baltimore, Maryland. StubHub will also serve as the singular destination to purchase Premier VIP Packages that include access to VIP viewing areas at both stages, VIP hospitality areas, complimentary premium parking with shuttle service, an exclusive backstage tour and more.
In addition, StubHub will be present on-site with a special area that is open to all concert-goers. Fans who are rock stars at heart will receive a complimentary photo of themselves “on-stage” at Virgin Mobile Festival, utilizing special green-screen photography.
“The Virgin Mobile Festival is one of the most anticipated music events in the country and we continue to forge relationships with the top flight events in the industry,” said Chuck La Vallee, Head of Music Development for StubHub. “StubHub is looking forward to enhancing the fan experience with excellent service and exclusive access from the moment they purchase tickets to the moment they sit in their seats.”
StubHub’s exclusive Premier VIP Packages go way beyond general admission — way beyond regular VIP access — to put you at the core of this massive two-day music extravaganza. In addition to VIP lounge access, a complimentary Bloody Mary bar and commemorative souvenirs, Premier VIP purchasers will indulge in:
– VIP Ticket for both days of the Festival
– Access to Exclusive VIP viewing area at both stages
– Access to Exclusive VIP Party area at both stages (containing video screens, top shelf concessions and bathrooms trailers)
– Air Conditioned Chill lounge in Grandstand (Complimentary Refreshments, bag/coat check, real restrooms, video screens)
– Shuttle service around track with stops at each stage and the Grandstand
– Complimentary Festival T-Shirt
– Sponsor goody bag, with product samples and fun stuff
– Complimentary Bloody Mary Bar Sunday Morning (21 & over only)
– Chair Massages
PLUS the extras below only available on StubHub!
– Complimentary Front Row Parking
– Access to Special StubHub VIP Cabana (containing plush furnishings, complimentary beverages and food throughout both days)
– Access to the Ultra VIP viewing areas at each stage
– Backstage Tour
These packages are only available on StubHub, the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of the Virgin Mobile Festival in Baltimore.
StubHub is the world’s largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company’s unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect Guarantee. Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA complemented with music artists like Madonna and companies such as ESPN and American Express.
StubHub is an eBay company (NasdaqGS:EBAY – News). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com.
About Virgin Mobile USA, Inc.
Virgin Mobile USA (NYSE:VM – News) offers millions of customers control, flexibility and choice in wireless service, rich data content and innovative products without annual contracts. Virgin Mobile’s full slate of smart, stylish and affordable handsets, including the Wild Card, Flare and Slash, are available at top retailers in more than 40,000 locations nationwide and online at www.virginmobileusa.com/, with Top-Up cards available at more than 140,000 locations.
Formed in 1980, I.M.P. is a Bethesda, Md.-based concert promoter and event production company. In addition to launching the Virgin Mobile Festival in the U.S., the principals at I.M.P. own Washington, DC’s legendary 9:30 Club, named Club of the Year by Billboard and Pollstar, renowned as the premier place to see and hear cutting edge live music of all varieties. I.M.P. also programs and operates Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Md. Over the last 28 years, I.M.P. and the 9:30 Club have put on nearly 10,000 events, hosting millions of music fans.