PRESS RELEASE: “University of Miami and Florida State University Select StubHub as Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace”
San Francisco, CA (StubHub) August 25, 2010 – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, announced today that it will be adding two new major college athletic programs to its partnership roster, facilitated through its existing partnership with ISP Sports. StubHub is the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplaces for the University of Miami and Florida State University athletic programs for the 2010-2011 seasons and beyond.
StubHub’s marketplace provides college sports fans with a trusted online destination where tickets can be exchanged in a safe and convenient environment, backed by StubHub’s industry-leading FanProtect guarantee. With these two new partnerships, StubHub is now the official secondary ticketing partner for 18 NCAA properties nationwide.
“StubHub is excited to welcome Miami and Florida State as valued partners within our rapidly growing collegiate roster,” said Danielle Maged, head of partnerships and business development, StubHub. “The universities join Virginia Tech as we expand within the ACC, and we are enthusiastic about our continued momentum as we formalize relationships with college sports programs nationwide.”
As the country’s largest and fastest growing multimedia rights holder, ISP Sports serves as an active partner with more than 50 of America’s leading universities, four major conferences, three postseason bowl games and two venues.
“ISP and StubHub are working together to help college sports programs extend incredible choice and access to fans seeking to buy and sell event tickets,” said Ben Sutton, Chairman and CEO, ISP Sports. “The partnership has been an excellent match for both companies, with our athletic program partners and their fans reaping the true benefits of our business relationship.”
StubHub marketing assets will be highly visible across properties for both universities, including in-game signage and promotions, hospitality events, ticket inserts, dedicated emails, online and mobile creative elements. Miami fans also will have access to a new, on-site StubHub Last Minute Services (LMS) ticket pick-up location, as the new team partner joins an increasingly robust ticket market in South Beach.
“Through our partnership with StubHub, we are facilitating a secure, reliable and safe way for Hurricane fans to buy and sell tickets, even when games are sold out or taking place on the road,” said Kevin Farlow, General Manager for Hurricane Sports Properties. “We are proud to partner with the secondary ticket market leader to provide our fans with a level of added flexibility to see the best games from the seats of their choice. StubHub provides an excellent complement to our existing internal ticketing platforms.”
“StubHub will provide Seminole fans a safe and convenient way to buy and sell tickets. It’s an excellent resource for ticket holders who might not be able to attend a certain game, or for fans looking to purchase tickets up to the final minute prior to kick off or tip off,” said Paul Phipps, General Manager for the Seminole ISP Sports Network. “We’re excited to extend the benefits to fans immediately, and look forward to working with StubHub to continue packing football and basketball games this season and beyond.”
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 (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com.