Kent Arena Rebranded as accesso ShoWare Center
Tuesday, September 26, 2017
accesso® Extends Naming Agreement and Implements
accesso Siriusware SM POS Solution Onsite
ORLANDO, Fla. (September XX, 2017) – accesso Technology Group plc (AIM: ACSO), the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets, has finalized a 10-year extension of arena naming rights with SMG-managed ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington. This agreement includes a rebranding of the arena from ShoWare Center to accesso ShoWare Center. accesso acquired VisionOne Worldwide Ltd., the former operator of the accesso ShoWareSM ticketing suite, in November 2014.
To celebrate the brand relaunch, Bruno Boehi, President of accesso ShoWare and TJ Christensen, accesso Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing, dropped the puck at the award-winning Seattle Thunderbirds’ season-opening match against the Tri-City Americans on September 23.
“We have been proud to partner with the city of Kent and SMG on the incredible success of this venue since its grand opening in 2009,” said Tim Higgins, accesso ShoWare Center’s general manager. “Given Accesso’s reputation for excellence and innovation, we look forward to enhancing our relationship with this global technology company as we continue to reinforce the arena’s reputation as the region’s premier sports and entertainment venue.”
In addition to rebranding the arena, accesso ShoWare Center has implemented the accesso Siriusware point-of-sale solution onsite, simplifying operations and transactions for the more than 400,000 guests that visit the venue each year. From food and beverage to admissions, retail and much more, the accesso Siriusware point-of-sale software modules provide easy-to-use and feature-rich solutions with the power to seamlessly integrate into existing systems and streamline venue operations.
“Accesso ShoWare has long supported the Kent arena and we are proud to extend this partnership,” said Bruno Boehi, President of accesso ShoWare. “In addition to this continued support, we are thrilled to introduce our powerful Accesso Siriusware point-of-sale solution to the arena, creating the opportunity to streamline transactions, increase guest satisfaction and maximize revenue.”
About accesso Technology Group
accesso (AIM: ACSO) is the premier technology solutions provider to leisure, entertainment and cultural markets. Our patented and award-winning technology solutions drive increased revenue for attraction operators while improving the guest experience.
Our solutions add value to operators at every point of the guest experience with our technology facilitating the key points of contact with their many millions of guests.
We Drive Attendance
The accesso Passport® and accesso ShoWareSM ticketing suites are comprehensive, easy-to-use cloud solutions that process tens of millions of tickets every year for assigned seat and general admission venues, enabling operators to maximize up-sell and cross-sell with ease to drive greater revenue.
We Handle Payments
Our payment gateway carries level 1 PCI security certification and 24/7 support. It provides the tools, security and support operators need to drive sales and has so far processed more than $5 billion in transactions.
We Take Guests out of Line
Since 2001, more than 11 million guests have used a patented accesso LoQueueSM solution to queue less, ride more, enjoy a better experience and increase in-attraction spend.
We Simplify Point-of-Sale
Our accesso SiriuswareSM point-of-sale solution offers software modules that combine ticketing, membership, retail, food/beverage transactions, rentals, credit card processing and many other functions into a single system eliminating the need for separate systems and databases.
More than 1,000 attractions and venues worldwide currently employ accesso technology – from theme parks, water parks, cultural attractions, live performance venues and sporting events to ski and snow parks. We are proud that the majority of the leading names in the leisure industry, including Six Flags Entertainment, Merlin Entertainments, Mammoth Mountain, Washington State Fair, Cedar Fair Entertainment, National Aquarium, Peak Resorts, Palace Entertainment and many more, trust our solutions.
accesso is a public company, listed on AIM: a market operated by the London Stock Exchange. For more information visit: www.accesso.com.
About accesso ShoWare Center:
The accesso ShoWare Center is North America’s first sports & entertainment arena to achieve GOLD certification from Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design by the US Green Building Council. Because of its intimate design and flexible scale, accesso ShoWare Center is the ideal venue for wide events including concerts, family shows, professional and exhibition sports, trade shows, community gatherings and more.