SeatGeek increases NBA ticketing collaborations with Brooklyn Nets offer

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SeatGeek boosts NBA ticketing partnerships with Brooklyn Nets deal

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Kevin Durant #7 of the Brooklyn Nets attempts to surpass Jrue Holiday #21 of the Milwaukee Bucks protects late in overtime throughout video game 7 of the Eastern Conference 2nd round at Barclays Center on June 19, 2021 in the Brooklyn district of New York City.

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The Brooklyn Nets will partner with SeatGeek to offer tickets, the celebrations revealed Wednesday.

SeatGeek is a mobile ticketing business that enables customers to purchase and resell tickets on its platform. It likewise compares ticket costs with its Deal Score innovation, makes income on deal charges, and can make a portion of rightsholder ticket costs.

Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is a software application as a service business that raised over $290 million and is now valued at roughly $571 million, according to monetary information business PitchBook. 

SeatGeek’s handle BSE Global, which runs the Nets and Women’s National Basketball Association’s Liberty franchise, begins in October and offers a brand name existence. The business will take control of calling rights for the plaza area outside the Barclays Center – situated under the arena’s Oculus screen. It will now be called “SeatGeek Plaza.”

Specific information of the contract were not provided however BSE Global will utilize SeatGeek innovation for its ticket sales.

In a declaration, BSE Global CEO John Abbamondi stated the business have a “similar DNA”  to their technique to live-event ticketing techniques. Sports companies are adjusting to a brand-new environment due to the pandemic, and more leagues and groups are transforming to digital-only purchases.

“We see great potential in leveraging SeatGeek’s latest technological developments and collaborating with them on ways to enhance the fan experience at Barclays Center,” Abbamondi included.

Russell D’Souza, co-founder of SeatGeek

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SeatGeek continues to construct its rightsholder portfolio in the sports ticketing area.

The Nets contract is the business’s 3rd NBA collaboration, signing up with the Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans. National Football League offers consist of the Saints, Dallas Cowboys, and Arizona Cardinals. And overseas, SeatGeek stated it’s the “majority ticketer” for the English Premier League.

“Barclays Center is one of the premier venues in the world,” stated SeatGeek co-founder and CEO Jack Groetzinger, “so this is a monumental deal for us as we work together to modernize the experience of going to an event.”

Events at the Barclays continue this summertime after the Nets were removed from the NBA postseason last month. Currently sitting 6th in the WNBA, the Liberty has 6 house video games staying and will host its next contest on Aug. 18 versus the top-seeded Seattle Storm.

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