March 3rd, 2010
New Relationship Enables Leading Sports Collectible Site To Offer Fans The Best Ticket Prices on the Web
March 3, 2010 (New York, NY) â€“ SeatGeek, a free search and price forecasting service for buyers of sports and music tickets in the resale market, today announced a partnership with Beckett Media to become the official ticket provider for www.Beckett.com. Since 1984, Beckett has been recognized as the leading authority on information and services to the sports collectibles industry. With this relationship, Beckettâ€™s loyal base of users will have immediate access to the best prices on sports tickets in the resale market.
The addition of SeatGeekâ€™s online ticket service is the latest enhancement to Beckettâ€™s redesigned Web site. Beckett will include branded SeatGeek links on all of its league and team pages for the four major professional sports leagues (MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL). Fans can click through to SeatGeek to browse games and purchase tickets from the most popular resale market Web sites.
"Our partnership with SeatGeek is a valuable step towards giving our customers an all-encompassing sports destination on the Web,â€ said Brett Robertson, a business development and advertising executive with Beckett Media. â€œOur readers are avid sports fans who will love the ability to search all available tickets for their favorite teams and use SeatGeekâ€™s forecasting capabilities to identify the best time to buy.â€
â€œThis relationship with Beckett is a significant milestone for SeatGeek because all serious sports fans recognize Beckett as the leading voice on sports merchandise and as a company with a rich sports history,â€ said Jack Groetzinger, co-founder of SeatGeek. â€œNot only does Beckett provide the latest and most accurate pricing information on sports memorabilia, but now it can offer its loyal community SeatGeekâ€™s services to ensure that they are getting the best ticket prices in the resale market for their favorite sports events.â€
About Beckett Media
Based in Dallas, TX, and Anaheim, CA, Beckett Media LLC is the leading publisher of sports and specialty market collectible products in the U.S. Beckett also operates Beckett.com (www.beckett.com) and is the premier publisher of monthly enthusiast media magazines in categories including Sports, Entertainment, Homes, Automotives, Outdoors, and more. Beckett, considered the worldâ€™s most trusted source in collecting, currently publishes over 30 enthusiast media titles.
SeatGeek is a search and forecasting service for sports and concert tickets on the secondary ticket market. The company helps consumers determine the best time to buy and sell tickets based on their patent-pending algorithm that analyzes over 70 different data variables to determine price fluctuations in the ticket market. SeatGeek is a finalist in SXSWâ€™s Technical Achievement award category. Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is a privately funded company headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.seatgeek.com