StubHub Partners with SeatGeek to Offer New Orleans Pelicans Tickets StubHub Partners with SeatGeek to Offer New Orleans Pelicans Tickets
StubHub and SeatGeek have signed a multi-year agreement to serve as official distribution platforms for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to press releases issued... StubHub Partners with SeatGeek to Offer New Orleans Pelicans Tickets

StubHub and SeatGeek have signed a multi-year agreement to serve as official distribution platforms for the New Orleans Pelicans, according to press releases issued on Tuesday. The deal makes StubHub an “Authentic Ticket Partner of the New Orleans Pelicans,” joining SeatGeek in servicing the NBA franchise.

SeatGeek signed on as the official primary ticketing platform for the Pelicans as well as the New Orleans Saints in the fall. Both franchises are owned by the Benson family. StubHub’s addition to the partnership is similar to its joining with Ticketmaster as an official distributor for secondary tickets with the NFL and its partnership with many Major League Baseball franchises to serve as an official secondary marketplace – at times exclusive.

Through the partnership, Pelicans ticket holders can buy and sell verified tickets on StubHub with a fully integrated ticketing experience, allowing for tickets to be cancelled and reissued seamlessly between the StubHub and SeatGeek platforms. Tickets will be provided instantly upon purchase via the StubHub mobile app. This integration provides both buyers and sellers with a secure system and eliminates fraud.

“StubHub has always been at the forefront of innovating the fan experience and we are pleased to do so for New Orleans Pelicans fans,” says Akshay Khanna. “Now, Pelicans fans can buy and sell tickets easily, securely and with the experience they’ve come to love from StubHub.”

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“With the addition of SeatGeek and now Stubhub, we have taken our fan experience to the next level,” said Pelicans Senior Vice President of Sales Michael Stanfield. “We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative and we are looking forward to continued success.”

The deal also allows for StubHub to access marketing assets from the franchise, as well as have a presence in the venue with advertising and promotional programs.

The full release is included below:

StubHub partners with New Orleans Pelicans and SeatGeek to provide fans improved buying experience

Ticket integration gives Pelicans fans an easy buying and selling experience with increased security and more choice

NEW ORLEANS – StubHub, the world’s largest event marketplace, and SeatGeek, the leading mobile-focused ticket platform, have signed a multi-year agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans. Through the partnership, StubHub becomes an “Authentic Ticket Partner of the New Orleans Pelicans,” enabling fans to now securely buy and sell verified tickets on StubHub, in addition to SeatGeek.

Through the partnership, Pelicans ticket holders can buy and sell verified tickets on StubHub with a fully integrated ticketing experience, allowing for tickets to be cancelled and reissued seamlessly between the StubHub and SeatGeek platforms. Tickets will be provided instantly upon purchase via the StubHub mobile app. This integration provides both buyers and sellers with a secure system and eliminates fraud.

“StubHub has always been at the forefront of innovating the fan experience and we are pleased to continue to do so for New Orleans Pelicans fans,” said Akshay Khanna, head of partnerships for NBA, NFL and NHL for StubHub. “Now, Pelicans fans can buy and sell tickets easily, securely and with the experience they’ve come to love from StubHub.”

In addition to the ticketing integration, StubHub will have access to a portfolio of Pelicans marketing assets, including social collaborations, digital assets and in-venue advertising and promotions at Pelicans home games.

“With the addition of SeatGeek and now Stubhub, we have taken our fan experience to the next level,” said Pelicans Senior Vice President of Sales Michael Stanfield. “We are thrilled to be a part of this initiative and we are looking forward to continued success.”

“SeatGeek’s mission is to help fans attend more live events by increasing access and improving the ticket-buying experience,” said SeatGeek co-founder Russ D’Souza. “We’re excited to work with StubHub to give Pelicans fans another place to discover and purchase authentic tickets.”

Offering a suite of tools for NBA fans to make the ticketing process informed, intuitive, and secure, StubHub’s platform provides pricing guidance for sellers, recommendations and alerts for ‘best value seats’, and a 360-degree view-from-seat virtual reality experience for buyers, plus access to the company’s 24/7/365 customer service.

ABOUT STUBHUB
At StubHub, our mission is simple: bring the joy of live to fans globally. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool, and the first live entertainment rewards program. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Paciolan, and now the Tessitura Network. StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience throughout the world. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.comor follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

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