Festicket Announces New Chairman, Senior Advisor
The leading festival experience platform Festicket has appointed a new Chairman and Senior Advisor amid the company’s continued growth. Ian McCaig, the former CEO of ex-lastminute.com, is now a Chairman of the Board. Previously, he joined the founders and the board of lastminute.com when it was a public company... Read more
Live Nation Names Two New Sports Ticketing Executives
Los Angeles, CA —Ticketmaster announced today that industry veterans Clay Luter and Kurt Schwartzkopf will run the global ticketing leader’s sports division in North America. In these newly expanded roles, Luter, who has been with Ticketmaster for more than 30 years, and Schwartzkopf, will both serve as Executive Vice Presidents and Co-Head of Sports for Ticketmaster North America. Together,... Read more
Festicket Launches Pay With Friends, Allowing Split Payments
When tickets go on sale, usually one person is responsible for fronting their credit card. However, now, the music festival platform Festicket is launching a new feature that allows music fans to purchase tickets as a group. The new feature, “Pay with Friends,” allows the group to reserve tickets... Read more
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment Acquires The Ticket Group
Dynasty Sports and Entertainment announced its acquisition of the yield management and distribution platform The Ticket Group. According to a press release, The Ticket Group president Eric van de Zilver will remain with Dynasty, as well as all company employees. Through the acquisition, The Ticket Group will be able... Read more
Paciolan Announces Contactless Ticketing with Google Pay
Paciolan, the leading ticketing, marketing and fundraising solution provider for college athletics, has announced that fans will be able to use Google Pay to simply “Tap and Go” to enter fall 2019 football games at participating universities. The first schools to offer contactless ticketing with Google Pay will include... Read more
SeatGeek Partners With Arrive To Help Reduce Traffic, Event Parking Issues
Secondary ticketing site SeatGeek has announced a partnership with Arrive, the powered parking company, to help ease traffic at live events. Eventgoers will now have the ability to find and purchase parking ahead of an event to help them reach their seats on time and alleviate massive amounts of... Read more
Live Nation/TM Partner with Hertz in Australia, New Zealand Markets
Live Nation and Ticketmaster Australasia, both Live Nation Entertainment companies, has announced an exclusive multi-year partnership with Hertz to become the exclusive car rental brand partner across Australia and New Zealand. Ticketmaster and Live Nation fans in both countries will be provided with special Hertz offers. In addition, Hertz... Read more
Ticket Insurance Company Protecht Appoints New Chief Product Officer
Protecht, an award-winning ticketing insurance company, has recently announced Beau Jeppesen as the company’s new chief product officer. In his role, Jeppesen will work with Protecht’s engineering and product teams to ensure continued innovation. He is one of the firm’s first employees since 2016 and previously held management positions... Read more
Sports Events 365 Becomes World’s First Hybrid Website For Sports, Music Events
Secondary ticketing site Sports Events 365 announced that it has become the first hybrid website for sports and music events in the world. Through a new interface, Sports Evens 365’s customers will receive immediate confirmation on 85 percent of the tickets on its site, rather than the current 50... Read more
StubHub Rolls Out Apple Pay Feature As Accepted Form of Payment
StubHub will now accept Apple Pay for payment on both mobile browsers and iOS devices. Users in the U.S. can already use Apple Pay in the StubHub app for iOS and on the Safari browser for Mac; according to the secondary ticketing company, fans use Apple Pay in about... Read more