September 9th, 2010
SeatGeek to power Scores and Schedule pages enabling Yardbarkerâ€™s Network of Enthusiastic Sports Fans to View SeatGeekâ€™s Fan Sentiment Data and Ticket Buying Information
September 9, 2010 (New York, NY) - SeatGeek, the leading ticket search engine, today announced a partnership with Yardbarker, the popular sports blog content aggregator and publisher. SeatGeek now powers Scores and Schedule pages for Yardbarkerâ€™s professional sports and college football team pages. Each teamâ€™s Scores and Schedules page displays the teamâ€™s recent record, gives users the ability to purchase tickets to an upcoming game on SeatGeek.com, and includes SeatGeekâ€™s proprietary â€œfan sentimentâ€ data.
"Millions of sports fans already rely on Yardbarker.com for the latest rumors, gossip, and insider news," said Pete Vlastelica, Founder & CEO of Yardbarker. "With this partnership, we're delivering valuable new functionality to our audience, while immediately justifying it with a built-in business model."
â€œYardbarker is a premier sports network with a large community of highly engaged and enthusiastic sports fans,â€ said Russ, Dâ€™Souza, Co-Founder of SeatGeek. â€œA partnership that enhances the user experience for fans, and provides them with an easy way to purchase tickets -- is a win for any consumer.â€
Sports fans on Yardbarker can now easily purchase tickets to the game of their choice through ticketing links provided by SeatGeek on the Scores and Schedule pages. SeatGeek aggregates tickets from all major secondary ticket markets, and provides intelligent forecasting information that enables Yardbarkerâ€™s users to quickly spot the best deals. SeatGeekâ€™s patent-pending ticket price forecasting algorithm allows fans to save time and money during their ticket buying experience.
SeatGeek is the leading 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. Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is a privately funded company headquartered in New York City.
Yardbarker is the largest network of sports and athlete blogs on the web, reaching 13 million sports fans every month through a unique model that combines the scalability of an advertising network with the original content and brand loyalty of a vertical media company. Yardbarker was born out of relationships between Yardbarker.com and the hundreds of independent sports publishers who hung out there to promote their content. What started as an informal affiliation of sites with like-minded audiences has evolved into a rapidly growing media company that serves advertisers, publishers and celebrity personalities in completely unique ways. Yardbarker affiliate sites â€“ which cover the spectrum of sports and men's entertainment topics -- are screened diligently for content quality and consistency, and each publisher agrees to editorial guidelines that ensure an advertiser's high value campaign will be run in safe, "well-lit" environments. Yardbarker is based in San Francisco.