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Millions of Dedicated Sports Fans Receive Access to Best Tickets through Van Wagner and TickPick Partnership

Sep 11th 2018

Sports Marketing Powerhouse Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Selects TickPick's Platform to Serve Needs for 17 Collegiate Properties throughout U.S

New York, NY (September 11, 2018) - Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment’s (VWSE) Collegiate Division is proud to announce TickPick, LLC, as the “Official Ticket Marketplace” partner for twelve schools, four conferences and the 2018 Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic.   

TickPick will now serve as the secondary ticketing platform for the athletics programs at a dozen institutions with rabid fan bases, including: East Tennessee State University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Longwood University, Niagara University, Samford University, Santa Clara University, Siena University, Saint Joseph’s University, Stony Brook University, Towson University and Valparaiso University. Van Wagner’s agreement with TickPick also aligns the company with the membership of the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) and Western Athletic Conference (WAC), as well as the Jersey Mike’s Jamaica Classic, the newest and hottest college basketball event, staged each November in Montego Bay, Jamaica.  


The multi-faceted partnership will provide TickPick with high-level exposure and engagement across each school’s campus and home market, via signage, promotions, online and social media programs, as well as contests for fans of each program to win one of a kind experiences and tickets to exciting events. Additionally, each property will allocate tickets to be sold through TickPick’s marketplace at face value.


“College sports fans are some of the most loyal and vocal when it comes to cheering on their teams and attending every game,” Paul Jones, Head of Business Development for TickPick said. “We’re proud to announce our partnership with Van Wagner and excited to introduce our company to millions of students, faculty, and alumni at 17 collegiate sports properties spanning the United States. We’re always looking for great partners such as Van Wagner who share our emphasis on transparency and service and our mission to build brand advocates through compelling and authentic messaging.”  


TickPick features an industry-leading approach to ticket selling with its all-in pricing and reduced fees. The company offers simplified transactions without hidden fees or commissions which compares favorably to the 25% or more in total fees charged by competitors.   


“We are excited to announce this partnership with an emerging leader in the ticketing industry who is making a significant impact on the sports and entertainment industry,” Frank M. Cuervo, Vice President for National Partnerships for VWSE said. “TickPick will bring great value and service to fans, friends and alumni of all our partner schools, conferences and events.”  
TickPick joins VWSE’s partnership line-up of top brands including NIKE, Under Armour, Gatorade, Jersey Mike’s and GEICO, among others.  


Since 2014, VWSE Collegiate Services has become a leader in college sports marketing and developed to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights for multiple schools and athletic conferences, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Western Athletic Conference, and the West Coast Conference, as well as Arizona State National Sales, Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Loyola University Maryland, Loyola Marymount University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco, Siena College, Saint Joseph’s University, Santa Clara University, Stony Brook University, Towson University and Valparaiso University.  

For additional information or details on TickPick, please visit www.tickpick.com. For more on VWSE, visit www.vanwagner.com.  


ABOUT TICKPICK, LLC  

Founded in 2011, TickPick is reshaping the secondary event ticket marketplace with its no-fees approach. The company does not charge any fees for buyers, setting it apart from competitive firms that charge steep transaction fees. It also leverages its algorithms to look at the price/value ratio for tickets, and then offers value grading for buyers so they can get the optimal experience for their money. Users can also bid on tickets in a process that is similar to financial markets where supply and demand creates a more efficient marketplace. TickPick was founded by Co-CEO’s Christopher O’Brien and Brett Goldberg who saw inefficiencies in the ticket marketplace and decided to build a more transparent and cost-effective solution.   


ABOUT VAN WAGNER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT 

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.  


MEDIA CONTACTS: 

Jonathan Gluskin                                                                                                 Mike Palisi 

Interdependence PR                                                                                            VWSE – Executive Vice President 

jgluskin@interdependence.com                                                                           mpalisi@vanwagner.com 

949-777-2490                                                                                                        212-699-8627   
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