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OVG, Ticketmaster announce long-term partnership

Ticketmaster will provide digital ticketing services for the six new arenas currently being developed by Oak View Group in the United States and the United Kingdom.

The new arenas: New York’s UBS Arena, Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena, Austin’s Moody Center, Coachella Valley Arena in Palm Desert, Calif., Savannah Arena, and Co-op Live in Manchester, England. These venues feature a variety of sports–NHL/AHL/ECHL hockey–as well as a lineup of concerts and other events.

Some of these partnerships are new, while others are extensions of current partnerships. For example, Ticketmaster will expand its relationship with the NHL’s New York Islanders as they make the move to UBS Arena. In addition to serving as the official ticketing partner for the team, Ticketmaster will offer fans a ticketing experience for all UBS Arena events. Ticketmaster will further extend its NHL support by partnering with the league’s newest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken, at Climate Pledge Arena. When the state-of-the-art venue opens in October 2021, Ticketmaster will provide its ticketing solutions for the Kraken as well as the WNBA’s Storm and the arena’s concert events. 

 OVG and Ticketmaster will broaden their partnership further across a number of music-forward facilities, including Coachella Valley Arena, which is also home to a future AHL Palm Springs team; Moody Center, Austin’s multi-purpose arena designed for headline entertainment; and Savannah Arena, a music, sports and entertainment destination that will be home to a future ECHL hockey team. 

Ticketmaster will also support OVG’s international growth by providing digital ticketing technology at Co-op Live in Manchester, the largest arena in the UK, set to debut in 2023. 

“Ticketmaster is the best ticketing system in the world, and we’re pleased to offer their industry-leading technology across all of our world-class venues,” said Tim Leiweke, CEO, Oak View Group, via press statement. “We know what a strong partner Ticketmaster is when it comes to bringing that premium ticketing experience to fans, and we look forward to partnering with them to bring the biggest artists and sporting events as we return to live.” 

 “OVG is setting a new standard for arenas with world-class hospitality and state-of-the-art technology. Their portfolio boasts some of the most modern and progressive new venues in the world,” said Mark Yovich, President, Ticketmaster. “Through our leading-edge ticketing technology, Ticketmaster will help OVG deliver premium fan experiences for sports fanatics and music lovers.” 

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