the world's largest ticket marketplace, and MLB Advanced Media LP
(MLBAM), the interactive media and internet company of Major League
Baseball, today announced that they have reached a five-year agreement
for StubHub to continue to serve as the Official Fan to Fan Ticket
Marketplace for MLB.com. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
This renewal continues the original 2007 integration of a secondary
ticketing provider and a major professional sports entity. The new
agreement will continue to allow StubHub to serve as the online
destination for fans to resell and purchase tickets safely, while being
designated the Official Secondary Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com and the
participating Major League Baseball clubs.
"This partnership broke new ground when it was first introduced, and it
has allowed us to greatly improve the StubHub MLB fan experience," said
Chris Tsakalakis, President of StubHub. "The opportunity for StubHub to
continue to partner with MLBAM is something we relish, especially as we
look to continuously integrate new technology that will enhance the
experience, particularly on mobile devices, for baseball fans."
"Our original SubHub partnership provided a valuable service, giving
fans a secure, simple and affordable solution for the secondary market,
and this renewal reflects its successes in an ever-evolving space," said
Bob Bowman, President and CEO, MLBAM.
StubHub's unique, unrestricted marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets,
provides fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe,
convenient and guaranteed environment. The company's award-winning
customer service and FanProtect™ Guarantee are attributes that have made
StubHub a destination for millions of ticket buyers and sellers.
StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy
and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and
other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale
market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The
company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets,
provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe,
convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are
processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's
FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the San Francisco Giants
and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA,
NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, AEG,
Tickets.com, and Paciolan.
StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information
on StubHub, visit StubHub.com,
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