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CONCACAF Names SeatGeek Official Gold Cup 2017 Fan Ticket Exchange
SeatGeek is the official fan-to-fan marketplace of the international soccer tournament
Miami, FL and New York, NY - July 6, 2017: The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) today announced a partnership with ticketing platform SeatGeek to be the Official Gold Cup 2017 Resale Ticket Marketplace Partner. SeatGeek’s mobile experience will assist in making it easier than ever for all Gold Cup fans to buy or sell tickets to and from other fans on their smartphone in just a few taps, and easily transfer tickets to friends via a text or through the SeatGeek app.
Tickets for the CONCACAF Gold Cup continue to see record demand, across the 13 cities at the 14 venues nationwide in which the tournament will be played this summer from July 7-26. Fans everywhere are jockeying for the best seats, a process which will be streamlined in the resale market with the help of SeatGeek and the SeatGeek app.
“CONCACAF strives to give Gold Cup fans the best all around event experience possible,” said CONCACAF General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “Our partnership with SeatGeek will make the resale ticket marketplace efficient and manageable for Gold Cup 2017, helping to ensure that the optimal fan experience starts even before kickoff.”
During Gold Cup matches in 14 stadiums across the United States, fans will be able to use SeatGeek to see the U.S. National Team, Mexican National Team, and the ten other national teams in action. Fans will also be eager to maneuver into the best seats for high profile knockout round matches in Philadelphia, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and Dallas.
Fans will be able to use SeatGeek’s two-tap checkout to buy tickets to every match, from the opener July 7 to the final at Levi’s Stadium July 26, where ticket sales are quickly approaching a sellout.
“The Gold Cup is the premier international soccer tournament in North America, and we are excited to work with CONCACAF to give fans the best possible ticket-buying experience,” SeatGeek Co-Founder Russ D’Souza said. “The tournament will be full of memorable moments, and we are thrilled to empower fans to experience them.”
Taking place every two years, the CONCACAF Gold Cup is the official national team championship of the region, which includes North and Central America and the Caribbean. Drawing large crowds and millions of television viewers from across the region, the Gold Cup is a celebration of soccer, sportsmanship, and culture.
Twelve CONCACAF Member Associations have qualified for this year’s tournament. Those national teams are, in alphabetical order: Canada, Costa Rica, Curacao, El Salvador, French Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and the United States, all of which will compete for the Confederation next month.
SeatGeek (http://www.seatgeek.com) is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values on offer for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek is also the Official Ticketing Partner of Major League Soccer, working closely with the league to develop and introduce a new integrated ticketing platform for member clubs.
The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) is the governing body for soccer in the region, and one of six continental authorities that administer the game along with FIFA. Formed in 1961 from the merger of the Football Confederation of Central America and the Caribbean and the North American Football Confederation, CONCACAF now has 41 member associations, from Canada in the north to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana on the South American continent. As the administrative body for the region, CONCACAF organizes competitions, offers training courses in technical and administrative aspects of the game, and helps to build football throughout the region.