PRESS RELEASE: “Seatwave marks one million tickets sold in style”
London, ENG (Seatwave) 10 December 2010 – Seatwave, Europe’s leading fan-to-fan ticket exchange, has reached the landmark of one million tickets being sold through the site. To mark the occasion, Seatwave identified the buyer of the millionth ticket and gave that lucky person two tickets a month to any event of their choice for a whole year. Keen concert-goer and jewelry model maker Simon Keeling from Brockley, London, was the one who struck gold when he bought a pair of Mystery Jet tickets.
Created by a group of people who believe that getting tickets should be really easy – and more importantly, safe – Seatwave has quickly become the favorite site for people wanting the best choice of tickets to concerts, shows and sporting events. The company provides a market-based exchange where people can buy and sell tickets in the knowledge that they are 100% safe.
Founder and CEO Joe Cohen said: “Reaching the one million mark after only three years is confirmation to us that secondary ticketing works brilliantly when offered through a secure, transparent and easy to use service. We are delighted to have been able to help over a million people get to the events they wanted to see.”
Simon Keeling, the millionth ticket buyer, commented: “I often go to gigs and so always check Seatwave if I’ve missed tickets going on sale and they’ve sold out. To get the call from Seatwave explaining that I will get two tickets every month, to anything I like, for a whole year was amazing. I have already started to plan some of my outings for the year. I am a massive sports fan and my partner loves the theatre so it is great to be able to have that level of choice along side all those gigs. 2011 looks like it is going to be a great year for live events. Thanks you so much Seatwave.”
Seatwave operates in the UK and several markets in mainland Europe, enabling fans to safely and securely buy and sell tickets to any event.
Seatwave is in the business of getting passionate fans to the events they love by making it easier and safer to buy and sell tickets. As Europe’s largest online fan-to-fan ticket exchange, it has more than 1,000,000 tickets on sale at any one time and each and every one is fully guaranteed. Seatwave wants to ensure that people can buy the tickets they want, when they want them, at the right price, with the very best consumer protection available; or can sell tickets they no longer need in a secure and professional environment.
Launched by Joe Cohen in February 2007, Seatwave was founded in the belief that fans needed a safe and secure way of buying tickets on the secondary market. Seatwave also believes that by creating an open and transparent marketplace, it can help bring down prices in the secondary ticketing market.
For more information, please visit: www.seatwave.com
Rickard Andersson, IF Communications
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