DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference is proud to announce TicketSmarter as the presenting sponsor of WAC Basketball Tournament. The multiyear partnership begins for the 2020 event held March 11-14 at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
“We are thrilled to be the Official Ticket Resale Partner of the Western Athletic Conference, as well as the title sponsor of their conference basketball tournament,” said Jeff Goodman, TicketSmarter CEO. “The high-level programs that make up this conference are truly exciting, and we look forward to this partnership for many years to come. As a part of our collegiate strategy, we remain committed to developing meaningful relationships with conferences and teams across the nation.”
The 2020 WAC Basketball Tournament presented by TicketSmarter marks the 10th anniversary of the tournament being held at Orleans Arena. The Overland, Kan.-based resale ticket marketplace will also sponsor the WAC Athletes of the Week and receive additional marketing assets on WAC platforms.
“The WAC is thrilled with the opportunity and is very proud to align its premier athletics event with TicketSmarter,” said WAC Commissioner Jeff Hurd. “It is a win-win partnership in every aspect and will certainly benefit the conference’s broad fan base in a wide variety of aspects.”
The 2020 WAC Basketball Tournament presented by TicketsSmarter will consist of 14 games. Tickets for the tournament can be purchased as either an all-session ticket or as a single-session ticket. All-session tickets are on sale now through WAC institutions and will go on sale Monday, February 3 through Orleans Arena.
Van Wagner Sports, the multi-media rights and sponsorship partner of the WAC facilitated the development and execution of this partnership.
With seats for over 100,000 live events and 48 million tickets for sale, TicketSmarter helps customers from all walks of life experience the power and excitement of live events by creating helpful partnerships and giving back. TicketSmarter is committed to partnering with St. Jude’s Children Hospital, donating from every transaction to help treat and eliminate childhood cancer.
In addition to partnering with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, TicketSmarter is proud to be the official ticket resale partner of Rose Bowl Stadium and the title sponsor of the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl with ESPN Events.
About the Western Athletic Conference
The WAC was formed in 1962 and is comprised of nine member institutions – California Baptist University; California State University, Bakersfield; Chicago State University; Grand Canyon University; University of Missouri-Kansas City; New Mexico State University; Seattle University; The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley; and Utah Valley University. Dixie State University and Tarleton State University will be joining the WAC in 2020. The WAC crowns team and individual champions in 19 sports – eight men’s and 11 women’s championships. The WAC office is in the Denver metropolitan area.
About Van Wagner Sports
Van Wagner Sports, a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, creates, advises, and sells on behalf of world-class teams, leagues, brands, properties, and colleges. An innovator in the sports and media business, Van Wagner is a global leader in high-impact broadcast visible signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, and the highest levels of international soccer, sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, college multi-media rights, and in-venue content production at the world’s biggest sporting events. www.vanwagner.com.