February 21st, 2012

USA Today Sports Media Group Selects SeatGeek as Official Ticketing Partner

Consumers Benefit from Quick, Easy Access to Great Deals on Sports Tickets

February 21, 2012 - McLean, Va. – The USA TODAY Sports Media Group announced today that it has selected SeatGeek as an official ticketing partner. SeatGeek, a leading ticket search engine, will provide visitors to each of the more than 100 media properties across the USA TODAY Sports Media Group with easy access to some of the best ticket prices for upcoming games and events.

SeatGeek will power ticketing links across the USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s websites, allowing visitors to easily and instantly purchase tickets to upcoming games and events. SeatGeek ticketing links will be integrated within the team, schedule, and content pages, providing direct hyperlinks to SeatGeek.com. The ticket search engine plots inventory from more than 60 providers on detailed interactive venue maps and uses leading products like price forecasts and Deal Score to advise users when and where to get the best deals on tickets.

“SeatGeek enables USA TODAY’s Sports Media Group to provide sports fans with even more choice, convenience and valuable consumer intelligence when they’re making their event purchasing decisions,” said Jonathan Marshall, the USA TODAY Sports Media Group’s senior vice president of Business Development and Strategy. “With their advanced search interface, we will ultimately help save time and money for consumers visiting our websites.”

"USA TODAY has a huge national audience and brand credibility and we’re equally excited about getting the chance to work with the local properties within its Sports Media Group,” said SeatGeek’s VP of Business Development, Nihar Singhal. “We know that fans trust and support their local media sources, and our ticketing solution provides a unique merger of content and commerce.”

About SeatGeek

SeatGeek (http://seatgeek.com) is the leading ticket search engine that enables fans to quickly and easily discover the best deals for sports, concert, and theater events. The company’s Deal Score™ and detailed ticket metrics provide fans with the buying intelligence needed to find the best prices on trusted secondary ticket markets.

Founded in 2009, SeatGeek is a venture-backed company based in New York City.

About the USA TODAY Sports Media Group

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.’s 81 community newspaper properties and 23 broadcast television stations. It also includes the sports photography service U.S. Presswire, the Big Lead Sports digital properties, HighSchoolSports.net, BNQT.com and MMAjunkie.com. USA TODAY is owned by Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI).

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Will Flaherty, Director of Communications, SeatGeek
57 E 11th St, Suite 8A, New York, NY 10011
(646) 820-5440 or will@seatgeek.com

Heidi Zimmerman, Director/Communications
7950 Jones Branch Drive, McLean, VA 22108
(703) 854-5304 or hzimmerman@usatoday.com