StubHub and AXS Become Official Secondary Ticketing Market Partners of the NHL'S Vegas Golden Knight
Monday, September 18, 2017
LAS VEGAS, SAN FRANCISCO and LOS ANGELES, Sept. 18, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, along with AXS, the leading platform in digital ticketing, have signed a multi-year agreement with the NHL's newest expansion franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights facing off this season at T-Mobile Arena. The agreement names StubHub and AXS the co-exclusive secondary ticket partners of the Vegas Golden Knights. AXS will also be the club's primary ticket partner.
"As the first major league sports franchise in Nevada, we're proud to partner with StubHub and AXS to offer our fans a seamless buying experience," said ToddPollock, Vegas Golden Knights Vice President of Ticketing and Suites. "The integration between the AXS Flash Seats technology and StubHub will make it a streamlined process for our fans to buy and sell through these great marketplaces. Furthermore, the reduction of fraudulent tickets will ensure fans have peace of mind when they transact through either of our official marketplaces for Vegas Golden Knights home games."
Through the partnership, Golden Knights season ticket holders will be provided the ability to buy and sell tickets on StubHub or AXS with a fully-integrated ticketing experience, allowing for tickets to be cancelled and reissued seamlessly between the platforms and providing tickets instantly upon purchase via the AXS or StubHub mobile apps.
"As the popularity of hockey continues to expand in the United States, so too does StubHub's commitment to connecting fans to seeing it live and in-person," said Lindsey Colli, StubHub Partnerships and Business Development. "We are thrilled to partner with AXS and the Vegas Golden Knights to offer the simplest and most sophisticated ticketing options to hockey fans that will make it easier than ever to support and experience the league's hottest new club this fall."
"This relationship only furthers our mission to make the fan experience more convenient, flexible and secure across every phase of the event lifecycle," said Blaine LeGere, SVP of Business Development of AXS. "Coupling AXS Flash Seats, the industry's number one identity-based digital ticket solution, to one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the country in T-Mobile Arena, along with StubHub's expansive platform is a perfect fit for the historic arrival of the Las Vegas Knights."
In addition to the ticketing integration, StubHub and AXS will receive a portfolio of sponsorship and marketing assets, including social collaborations, plus digital and in-venue advertising and promotions at Golden Knights home matches.
StubHub and AXS are also the official secondary ticketing partners of T-Mobile Arena, where the Vegas Golden Knights play their home games.
About the Vegas Golden Knights
The Vegas Golden Knights are a National Hockey League franchise owned and operated by Black Knight Sports and Entertainment LLC. The Vegas Golden Knights were established by founding partners William Foley and his family and the Maloof family. For the latest news and information on the Golden Knights visit vegasgoldenknights.com. Fans can follow the team on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. 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 it 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, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.
About AXS (Note: pronounced "Access")
AXS is a leading ticketing, data, and marketing solutions provider in the US, UK and Europe. The company and its solutions empower its clients -- teams, arenas, theaters, clubs and colleges -- to turn data into action, maximize the value of all their events and create joy for fans. It is an enterprise event technology platform that services venues, promoters and sports teams; providing fans the opportunity to purchase tickets directly from their favorite venues via a user-friendly ticketing interface. AXS serves all phases of the event life-cycle beyond just ticketing, through its consumer facing website, AXS.com and the AXS App. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, AXS has offices in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London and Stockholm.
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