Phoenix LXVIII - "Watch out for that Tree"
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01-24-2013, 10:51 AM
A Jelly Donut!?!
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: South of Heaven
Most teams do it to secure that extra layer of legitimacy of their tix (fraud prevention) as well. I went back and found the article I read about the Sens and StubHub
On Tuesday the team announced a deal with StubHub, a division of the iconic Internet auction site, to facilitate aftermarket ticket sales directly between buyers and sellers online.
Cyril Leeder, president of the Ottawa Senators, said the deal is aimed at giving fans the widest possible audience for getting rid of tickets they can’t use, while ensuring that any tickets that do get sold are legitimate.
“StubHub is the world leader in the marketplace business and we’ve got a long-term partnership with them now,” said Leeder. “What we’re trying to do is provide a safe and authorized environment for people to buy tickets, so they know when they get to the building, they will get admitted with those tickets.”
Leeder said the team is trying to cut back on counterfeiters. At the Senator’s home opener on Monday, more than 150 people found themselves holding tickets that were invalid, a number Leeder said is about average for a hockey game. For a big concert, such as when Justin Bieber was in town in November, the number of invalid tickets showing up at the turnstiles skyrockets.
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