PRESS RELEASE: “StubHub Celebrates Milestone 10th Anniversary with Ultimate Fan Experience Contest”
SAN FRANCISCO, CA (BUSINESS WIRE) July 7, 2010 — StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, will celebrate its milestone tenth anniversary this summer by giving fans a hands-on, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take part in some of the most memorable experiences in sports and entertainment. From throwing out the first pitch at Chicago’s Wrigley Field, to leading USC onto the field against Notre Dame, fans 18 and over are eligible for their chance to get up close and personal with some of the hottest sports teams and artists in the nation.
As the world’s first and largest fan-to-fan marketplace, StubHub reinvented the ticket space ten years ago and created a safe means for tickets to change hands — allowing fans the opportunity to choose where they want to sit. StubHub has pioneered the acceptance and adoption of secondary ticketing; among its many milestones and innovations during the past decade, StubHub:
— Introduced a FanProtect(TM) Guarantee, providing safeguards and protections for fans
— Developed interactive seat maps, making it easy for fans to find the seats they want at the price that’s right for them
— Partnered with teams in all four major sports as well as Collegiate athletics, NASCAR, UFC, and Boxing
— Provides the highest levels of customer satisfaction in ticketing
“From StubHub’s humble beginnings as a scrappy startup ten years ago, to the world’s leading secondary ticket marketplace, we’re proud to have served millions of loyal and happy customers,” said Chris Tsakalakis, President of StubHub. “We are thrilled to celebrate our anniversary by offering our fans an opportunity to win a full slate of priceless sports and entertainment experiences with their favorite teams and artists.”
The StubHub Fan Experience Contest kicks off on July 7 and will run through Sept 10. For complete rules and to enter, fans can simply visit www.stubhub.com/fans and submit a photo of their best fan experience to date, along with a short caption describing why they deserve to win. Nine fan experience winners will be announced over 10 weeks throughout the summer, with the tenth and final grand-prize winner receiving the opportunity to create their own unique fan experience through the StubHub Facebook page (www.ticketnews-on-facebook.com/Stubhub). From hobnobbing with Yankee royalty, to obtaining VIP passes to one of the hottest sold-out concert events of the year, all fan experience prizes will include travel and accommodations as necessary.
New fan experience opportunities will be unveiled each week throughout the summer, involving a variety of our team partners:
— First Pitch at Wrigley Field
— Lollapalooza VIP Trip
— UFC Ultimate Fan Experience
— Dream Day at Yankee Stadium
— USC Fight On! Fantasy
— Redskins Ultimate Fan Experience
— ESPN College Football Experience
— Unforgettable Dodgers Day
— Mavericks All Access Game Night
To cap off the contest with the tenth and final prize, StubHub is enabling one grand-prize winner to choose and submit their dream fan experience. Whether it’s 50-yard line tickets to the Super Bowl, sitting on the sidelines by “Jack” at a Lakers game, or sitting front row at a U2 concert, the opportunity is almost limitless. Finally, the contest will culminate with a fan appreciation giveaway on StubHub.com on 10/10/10, to be announced later.
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(TM). Company partners include the New York Yankees, Washington Redskins and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN and AOL.
StubHub is an eBay company. For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com.
Glenn Lehrman, 415-222-8517
Josselyn Salter, 415-249-6762