“Ticketmaster Entertainment and HP Pavilion Management Announce Multi-Year Ticketing Extension for HP Pavilion At San Jose”
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and SAN JOSE, Calif. (Wall Street Journal and GLOBE NEWSWIRE) May 18, 2009 — Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (Nasdaq:TKTM) operating business, and HP Pavilion Management today announced a multi-year extension of their decade-long ticketing partnership. The agreement extends Ticketmaster’s exclusive ticketing for all HP Pavilion events including the National Hockey League’s San Jose Sharks, and the National Lacrosse League’s San Jose Stealth; along with the SAP Open, the annual men’s tennis tournament; Strikeforce, world-class mixed martial arts and American Metal & Iron Fight Night at the Tank, live boxing events.
Ticketmaster will continue to provide the latest ticketing technology and build upon its seamlessly integrated event ticketing distribution solutions, including: on-site scanning technology to validate barcoded event tickets; online and offline event marketing and communication tools; and a multitude of new services to help drive ticket sales and enhance the overall entertainment experience for fans.
“HP Pavilion at San Jose is pleased to extend the current agreement that keeps Ticketmaster as the exclusive ticketing provider for all HP Pavilion events,” said HP Pavilion General Manager Jim Goddard. “Ticketmaster continues to provide state-of-the-art ticketing technology and first-class customer service making the ticketing process easy and convenient for our patrons. We look forward to working with Ticketmaster to continue to grow and enhance our partnership in the years to come.”
“We are excited to continue working with HP Pavilion at San Jose, to maximize their ticketing business and serve their diverse fans,” said Don Orris, Ticketmaster’s Regional Vice President for the West. “Ticketmaster is committed to providing quality service, distribution and platforms that will meet the current and future ticketing and marketing needs for HP Pavilion at San Jose and their fans.”
About HP Pavilion At San Jose
HP Pavilion at San Jose continues to be the premier sports and entertainment venue in Northern California along with being one of the busiest concert venues in the country. HP Pavilion is home to the San Jose Sharks of the National Hockey League, San Jose Stealth of the National Lacrosse League, SAP Open men’s professional tennis tournament, Strikeforce Mixed Martial Arts, and American Metal & Iron Fight Night at the Tank and hosts a multitude of events annually including concerts, family shows and civic events.
About Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc.
Ticketmaster Entertainment consists of Ticketmaster and Front Line Management Group. As the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing and marketing company, Ticketmaster connects the world to live entertainment. Ticketmaster operates in 20 global markets, providing ticket sales, ticket resale services, marketing and distribution through www.ticketmaster.com, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet; approximately 7,100 retail outlets; and 17 worldwide call centers. Established in 1976, Ticketmaster serves more than 10,000 clients worldwide across multiple event categories, providing exclusive ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, college sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2008, the Company sold more than 141 million tickets valued at over $8.9 billion on behalf of its clients. Ticketmaster Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Front Line Management Group in October 2008. Founded by Irving Azoff and Howard Kaufman in 2004, Front Line Management Group is the world’s leading artist management company. Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc. is headquartered in West Hollywood, California (Nasdaq:TKTM).
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