Penn State Students Air Frustration Over New “Safetix” System
In August, Live Nation trumpeted that Penn State would be the first university to roll out its much-touted “Safetix” system in the fall of 2019 – but things haven’t gone nearly as smoothly as both sides may have hoped, it seems. A mobile-only and dynamically-changing barcode system,  “Safetix” is... Read more
NHL Signs 10-Year Extension With Ticketmaster
Timed to come up just as the first game of the Stanley Cup Finals got underway on Monday, Ticketmaster announced it signed the National Hockey League to a 10-year extension to serve as the primary ticketing provider for the league. The announcement makes it clear that the extension will... Read more
Ticketmaster Announces “SafeTix” Encrypted Ticket System
Ticketmaster sent a press release Wednesday announcing its new “SafeTix” system, which it touts as a “next generation access control platform” tied to its Presence software system. The encrypted tickets will provide event owners and venues a wealth of user data and the ability to market to ticket-holders directly... Read more
NFL Digital Ticketing Transition Expected to Take Two Seasons
As the kickoff for the National Football League looms, the league and its fans prepare for what is currently planned to be the final year of any sort of non-digital ticketing, according to the latest edition of Sports Business Journal. 2018 will be a transition year, with about half... Read more
Should NFL Fans Brace for Failure-Prone Mobile Transition?
If life immitates art, this commercial from Metro PCS might be a glimpse into the future for NFL mobile ticketing, which is a key piece of the recently announced extension of the league’s partnership with ticketing giant Ticketmaster: Obviously, the world is becoming increasingly mobile-centric. Just about any company... Read more
NFL, Ticketmaster Extend Partnership With Presence at Forefront
from Press Release LOS ANGELES, CA, (OCTOBER 17, 2017) – Today, Ticketmaster and the National Football League announced a multi-year extension of their long-standing partnership. As part of the new agreement, Ticketmaster will provide the NFL with the first open architecture, fully digital ticketing system in sports. Ticketmaster will... Read more
Utah Jazz, Vivint Smart Home Arena Sign With Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster parent company Live Nation and the Utah Jazz announced an exclusive partnership for Vivint Smart Home Arena ticketing on Tuesday afternoon. The arena, located in Salt Lake City, is home to the NBA’s Jazz and other live events. The agreement also includes Smith Ballpark, home of the Salt... Read more