|By Business Wire||
|June 26, 2014 05:35 PM EDT||
StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, has renewed as the exclusive ticketing partner for ESPN and its digital properties, including desktop, mobile and apps. With the three-year extension, the long-term collaboration, which began in 2007, will run through 2017.
“We are thrilled to continue with ESPN as its exclusive ticketing partner,” said StubHub’s Geoff Lester, managing director, partnership and business development. “As the worldwide leader in sports, there is no better place to engage with sports fans and provide direct access to thousands of events, regardless of what platform or device in which they consume sports content.”
The collaboration will continue to provide a total end-to-end consumer experience in which StubHub event links and seat maps are integrated into ESPN digital content. In addition, ESPN and StubHub are working closely together on ways to enhance the content experience on both StubHub.com and across ESPN digital properties as well as around live events.
“We’re committed to serving fans, and providing them easy access to tickets only furthers that mission,” said Marc Horine, VP Digital & Print Media. “The StubHub/ESPN relationship provides a great user experience for our fans.”
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 Ottawa Senators and the Rogers Cup Tennis tournament, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, AEG, Tickets.com, and Paciolan.