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Ticketmaster extends deal with U.S. Soccer

Ticketmaster has signed a multiyear contract extension to remain the U.S. Soccer Federation’s official ticketing partner. The Live Nation-owned Ticketmaster will deploy its new identity-based ticketing platform Presence for both U.S. men’s and women’s national team games.

VenuesNow

Elevate Sports Ventures to Sell Tickets for the XFL

The XFL has hired Elevate Sports Ventures to sell season tickets and premium seats for the league’s reboot. The two-year deal extends to Elevate signing a founding partnership in the business solutions category, said Jeffrey Pollack, the XFL’s president and chief operating officer.

PR Newswire

Live Nation Becomes Top Ticket Donor to the Military and Veteran Community

LOS ANGELES, March 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Live Nation, the world's leading live entertainment company, announced today it has donated over one million tickets to veterans since the kickoff of its partnership with the Veteran Tickets Foundation, also known as Vet Tix. Vet Tix is the number one nonprofit working to provide free tickets to currently serving military and veterans of all eras, and Live Nation is proud to have long been the organization's top donor. Since 2014, Live Nation has gifted VetTix over $75 million in tickets, making Live Nation the top ticket donor to the veteran community at large.

The Industry Observer

Ticketmaster Acquires Australian Ticketing Provider Moshtix

Ticketmaster is buying up Moshtix, TIO can exclusively reveal. Moshtix, led by its managing director Harley Evans, a seasoned ticketing veteran with experience in the U.K. and his homeland, New Zealand, is considered one of the biggest independents in a ticketing space dominated by Ticketmaster and Ticketek, which together account for an estimated 80 percent of all live entertainment tickets sold in these parts.

Fast Company

Live Nation Named One of the World's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company

For the second year in a row, Fast Company has named Live Nation one of the world’s Most Innovative Companies.

Forbes

Ticketmaster's Verified Fan Technology Featured in Forbes

Forbes recently featured Ticketmaster's machine learning system, Verified Fan, in an article on how artificial intelligence is creating a better customer experience.

L.A. Biz

LAFC Moves Primary Ticketing to Ticketmaster

Los Angeles FC has shifted its primary ticketing to Ticketmaster after using SeatGeek for its inaugural season last year.

Billboard

Ticketmaster's Jared Smith & David Marcus Among Billboard's Power 100 Honorees

550 MILLION TICKETS SOLD: "The reward for good work is more work," says Ticketmaster President Jared Smith. "Every year, we've got to find a way to grow the business." In 2018, Smith's Ticketmaster team did just that: The first three quarters of the year were among the company's top five of all time for gross transaction value. Ticketmaster rolled out Presence -- which replaces paper tickets with mobile digital passes -- at all 32 NFL stadiums and nearly 200 venues. Taylor Swift's North American tour also relied on mobile delivery, and, says David Marcus, Ticketmaster's EVP and Head of Music. "What she did with us, from Verified Fan to pricing tools and strategy, has informed every major tour we've ticketed since."

The Ticketing Business

New Canadian Pro Football League Signs Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster has become the official ticketing partner and marketplace of the new Canadian Premier League (CPL) football competition. The ticketing giant will provide fans with mobile tickets for the league’s inaugural season, which kicks off in April 2019. This makes the CPL the first Canadian professional sports league to launch in a fully mobile environment. Under the agreement, fans will need to access their tickets on their mobile device via the CPL Centre Circle app or by downloading them to their mobile wallet.

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