SeatGeek is a ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily find the best price for sports and concert events on the secondary ticket market.
Founders: Jack Groetzinger, Russ D'Souza and Eric Waller
Investors: Technology Crossover Ventures, Accel Partners, Causeway Media Partners, Founder Collective, NYC Seed, DreamIt Ventures, Stage One Capital, Trisiras Group, Eli and Peyton Manning, Nas and Melo7 Tech partners.
New York Red Bulls, SeatGeek Partner To Bring Fans New Features for Fan Ticketing Exchanges
Relationship makes SeatGeek the club’s Official Fan Ticket Exchange
New York, NY and Harrison, NJ - June 1, 2017: The New York Red Bulls of Major League Soccer announced today that SeatGeek will become the club’s Official Fan Ticket Exchange.
SeatGeek’s mobile experience will assist in making it easier than ever for all Red Bulls fans to buy or sell tickets to and from other fans on their smartphone in just a few taps, use their mobile phone to gain entry to the stadium, and easily transfer tickets to friends via a text or through the SeatGeek app.
"As fans increasingly look to the secondary market for tickets, we are happy to partner with SeatGeek to bring the best experience for fan-to-fan ticket purchases," said Amy Scheer, Chief Commercial Officer, New York Red Bulls.
Once fans find a seat they like, they can check out in just two taps, and use their phone to scan into the match at Red Bull Arena.
If fans can’t make it to a match or have extra tickets, they have the option to resell Red Bulls tickets with multiple payout options, including through a Venmo account. Red Bulls fans going to a match with friends can also easily send a ticket to another supporter through the SeatGeek app or via text message for free or, if they choose, with a charge.
“The Red Bulls offer one of the best fan experiences in sports, and we’re thrilled to be working with a team that’s fantastic on and off the pitch,” said Russ D’Souza, co-founder, SeatGeek. “We know SeatGeek will help make it easier than ever for Red Bulls fans to discover and get to the games that they love, and we’re excited about what the future of our partnership will bring.”
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.
About New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 22 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). They are one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, having competed in the league since it's founding in 1996. They currently play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. RBA, a state-of-the-art 25,000-seat stadium, is widely regarded as the top soccer-specific stadium in North America. The club is owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull GmbH for which the team is named.