SeatGeek, RedBall Announce Merger, Bringing Ticketing Company Public
Another ticketing company is going public, as SeatGeek and RedBall Acquisition Corp confirmed rumors that they were working on a deal, announcing plans to merge. The deal values SeatGeek at approximately $1.35 billion, and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2022. The story was leaked last... Read more
Report: SeatGeek in Talks to Go Public Via SPAC Merger
SeatGeek is reportedly in merger talks with RedBall Acquisition Corp, a blank-check special purpose acquisition corporation (SPAC) that would bring the ticketing company public. RedBall is led by Billy Beane, former Oakland A’s general manager and current executive (as well as the subject of the film Moneyball) and Gerry... Read more
SeatGeek Swaps Program Offers Consumers Refund Option on Tickets
Seatgeek announced a new “Swaps” program, allowing for consumers to return tickets purchased through the marketplace for marketplace credit. Tickets eligible for the Swaps program can be returned up to 72 hours prior to the event, with the promo code valid for 12 months after the return. “Consumers expect... Read more
Philadelphia Flyers, Wells Fargo Center Name SeatGeek Official Ticket Exchange
SeatGeek has been named the official ticket exchange of the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Arena, expanding the ticketing company into NHL partnerships for the first time. The deal will span multiple years, making SeatGeek a “Kestone Partner” of the team and venue. “Whether you’re cheering on the Flyers... Read more
Ticket Summit Speaker Bios: Bobby Graham, VP Marketplace at SeatGeek
SeatGeek’s Bobby Graham is one of the industry leaders joining Ticket Summit as part of the exchange panel, which takes place on Tuesday morning, August 17. Graham is the VP of The Marketplace at SeatGeek, overseeing the majority of the popular ticketing site’s secondary business. Bobby graduated from University... Read more
SeatGeek Signs on as Official Ticketing Partner of Barclays Center, Brooklyn Nets
SeatGeek and BSE Global announced that the New York-based ticketing company will serve as official ticketing partner for the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as well as the Brooklyn Nets and New York Liberty franchises. The deal will get underway with events beginning in October, and will include all Barclays... Read more
SeatGeek Partners With Customer Data Acquisition Firm
SeatGeek is reportedly doubling down on its ability to harvest data from customers purchasing tickets on its systems, announcing a partnership with Project Admission. The firm offers clients enhanced ability to “know who each ticket-holder is” through so-called identity-based ticketing. SportTechie reports on the deal, which will supposedly begin... Read more
SeatGeek Brings On Blockchain Executive as VP of Engineering
SeatGeek hired Greg Warden as its VP of Engineering, indicating a potential plan to embrace the future potential of blockchain ticketing. Warden comes to the New York-based ticket resale marketplace and burgeoning primary operator from Chainalysis, where he worked with the same title. “We brought Greg on because of... Read more
Broadway’s Jujamcyn Theaters Drop Ticketmaster for SeatGeek
SeatGeek is coming to Broadway. The ticketing provider, based in New York, was announced as the new ticketing partner for the Jujamcyn Theaters chain in a multi-year deal covering five theaters. It is SeatGeek’s first partnership on the Great White Way, and replaces Jujamcyn’s current ticketing vendor, Ticketmaster. “As... Read more
Houston Dynamo FC, Dash, BBVA Stadium Sign With SeatGeek
SeatGeek will be the primary ticketing agency for the Houston Dynamo FC, Houston Dash, and BBCA Stadium, beginning with the 2021 season. The announcement was published on Thursday, the second announcement of a high profile primary ticketing deal for SeatGeek in as many weeks, coming on the heels of... Read more