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“We’ve done away with archaic two dimensional seat maps in most of our amphitheaters across the country and we believe the fans are going to love it,” said Bryan Perez, Live Nation Global Digital President. “Our new maps provide music fans with a direct link to their seat, wherever it may be in the venue, in just seconds.”
With these 3D seat models, which are animated three-dimensional images of Live Nation amphitheaters, users will be able to familiarize themselves with the venue in just seconds on their computer. Fans can see a realistic view of the facility and test out the different seating options and their corresponding view of the stage prior to purchasing tickets. Music fans can also make selections for premium seats and VIP boxes. Links to each of the new maps are listed below.
LiveNation.com is a leading destination for music fans as a live music search engine offering tour dates and information on artists and venues to fans around the world, as well as an important access point for concert tickets for registered ticket club members, VIP parking and club access. Collectively, Live Nation’s websites are the second most visited event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. The company expects to roll out 3D seat maps for additional Live Nation venues in the coming year.
List of Venues with 3D Seat Maps: PNC Bank Arts Center Holmdel, NJ http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/298/ Tweeter Center Boston Mansfield, MA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/479/ Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View, CA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1022/ Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Jones Beach Wantagh, NY http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/287/ Verizon Wireless Music Center Noblesville, IN http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/338/ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Tinley Park (Chicago), IL http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/785/ Nissan Pavilion Bristow, VA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/793/ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront Camden, NJ http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/107/ Ford Amphitheater Tampa, FL http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2651/ Sound Advice Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1619/ Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Darien Center, NY http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/328/ Journal Pavilion Albuquerque, NM http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1958/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Maryland Heights, MO http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2240/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Virginia Beach)Virginia Beach, VA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1948/ Alpine Valley Music Center East Troy, WI http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/29/ Cricket Pavilion Phoenix, AZ http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/113/ North Folk Theater Westbury, NY http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1216/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Selma) Selma, TX http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1980/ Toyota Pavilion Scranton, PA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2255/ Smirnoff Music Center Dallas, TX http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/240/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Irvine) Irvine, CA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/262/ Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen San Bernardino, CA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/453/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Birmingham) Pelham, AL http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/804/ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (Charlotte) Charlotte, NC http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/115/ Sleep Train Pavilion Concord, CA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1503/ Charter One Pavilion Northerly Island Chicago, IL http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2889/ White River Amphitheatre Auburn, WA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/1224/ Bank of America Pavilion Boston, MA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/496/ The Murat Center Indianapolis, IN http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/496/ Time Warner Cable Amphitheatre Cleveland, OH http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2124/ Walnut Creek Pavilion Raleigh, NC http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/502/ Lawn at White River State Park Indianapolis, IN http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/2615/ Saratoga Performing Arts Center Saratoga Springs, NY http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/997/ Post Gazette Pavilion Pittsburg, PA http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/239/ New England Dodge Music Hartford, CT http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/689/ Chevrolet Theater Wallingford, CT http://www.livenation.com/venue/getVenue/venueId/805/ About Live Nation
Live Nation is the future of the music business. With the most live concerts, music venues and festivals in the world and the most comprehensive concert search engine on the web, Live Nation is revolutionizing the music industry: onstage and online. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.”
About Ballena Technologies Inc. — http://www.seats3d.com/
Ballena Technologies Inc. is the recognized leader for event-venue and stadium 3D visualization, selling its products into the $20 Billion ticketing industry. Ballena’s proprietary computer-generated models provide the highest resolution at the lowest Internet speeds in the market and require no plug-in software. Ballena’s one-of-a-kind applications give fans the option to virtually view seats from every location in the venue quickly and intuitively. Through Ballena’s platform, clients can develop relationship-marketing tools, up-sell existing products and increase online advertising opportunities to its fans. Ballena Technologies Inc. clients include 36 Live Nation Amphitheatres, 23 NBA teams, 15 NCAA teams, 13 NHL teams, 10 NFL teams, MLB teams and numerous other venues and event locations including 13 tracks for International Speedway Corporation (ISC).
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