Ticketmaster and Walmart Bring Tickets to One Hundred Thirty-Two Stores Throughout Central Florida

TAMPA, Fla. and ORLANDO, Fla., Sept. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Throughout Orlando and the Tampa Bay area fans can purchase live event tickets from their local Walmart store.  Using point of sale touch screens located in the electronics departments of one hundred thirty-two participating Walmart stores, fans throughout the area can browse available tickets for family shows, concerts and sporting events.  Once the desired event is selected by the fan, a Walmart employee helps complete the transaction and immediately prints the tickets.  

“By integrating ticketing into Walmart stores, we are able to offer fans this very convenient way to learn about upcoming events, purchase and take home tickets without leaving their neighborhood,” said Nathan Hubbard, CEO of Ticketmaster.  “In addition, Ticketmaster will continue to work closely with our clients to create exclusive high value offers for Walmart customers.”

Tampa Bay fans can purchase any Ticketmaster ticket at participating Walmart stores, including:  Blink 182 at the 1-800-ASK-GARY Amphitheatre, any Tampa Bay Lightning game at the St. Pete Times Forum and the Steve Miller Band and Josh Groban also playing at the St. Pete Times Forum.  Orlando fans can purchase any Ticketmaster ticket at participating Walmart stores, including:  Cirque du Soleil: Dralion at the UCF Arena and Sugarland, Enrique Iglesias and Josh Groban all performing at the Amway Center.

The sixty-six Tampa area stores with ticketing capabilities include:

Avon Park
Bradenton (Ne)
E. Bloomingdale Ave., Brandon
Causeway Blvd., Brandon
E. Brandon Blvd., Brandon
Cortez Blvd., Brooksville
Broad Street, Brooksville
Cape Coral
Dade City
Six Mile Cypress Pkwy., Fort Myers
Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Haines City
Lake Wales
S. Florida Ave., Lakeland
N. Hwy 98, Lakeland
Land O’Lakes
Lehigh Acres
N. Ft. Myers
Tamiami Trail E., Naples
Tamiami Trail N., Naples
6650 Collier Blvd., Naples
9885 Collier Blvd., Naples
Juliet Blvd., Naples
New Port Richey
North Port
Murdock Circle, Port Charlotte
Kings Hwy., Port Charlotte
Spring Hill
Tyrone Blvd., St Petersburg
34th Street S., St. Petersburg
Waters Ave. West, Tampa
14941 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
E. Fletcher Ave., Tampa
Bruce B. Downs Rd., Tampa
Gunn Hwy., Tampa
8220 N. Dale Mabry Hwy., Tampa
Tamiami Trail, Tampa
355 Cypress Garden Blvd., Winter Haven
7450 Cypress Garden Blvd., Winter Haven

The sixty-six Orlando area stores with ticketing capabilities include:

Altamonte Springs
Daytona Beach
De Land
Fernandina Beach
New 13th St., Gainesville
Southwest Archer Rd., Gainesville
Ne 12th Ave., Gainesville
Indian Harbor Beach
Normandy Blvd., Jacksonville
103rd St., Jacksonville
Beach Blvd. Jacksonville
Lem Turner Rd., Jacksonville
Hutchinson Park Dr., Jacksonville
Phillips Hwy., Jacksonville
City Square Dr., Jacksonville
Atlantic Blvd., Jacksonville
1-San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville
Jacksonville Beach
West Vine, Kissimmee
E. Osceola Pkwy., Kissimmee
N. Citrus Blvd., Kissimmee
Merritt Island
Mount Dora
New Smyrna Beach
Saw 19th Ave., Ocala
E. Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala
Saw Hwy. 200, Ocala
Orange City
Blanding Blvd., Orange Park
County Rd. 220, Orange Park
S. John Young Pkwy., Orlando
S. Semaron Blvd., Orlando
S. Kirkman Rd., Orlando
New Goldenrod Rd., Orlando
Turkey Lake Rd., Orlando
E. Colonial Dr., Orlando
Ormond Beach
Palm Bay
Palm Coast
Poinciana / Kissimmee
Port Orange
Saint Cloud
Orlando Dr., Sanford
Rinehart Rd., Sanford
St. Augustine
Apalachee Pkwy., Tallahassee
Thomasville Rd., Tallahassee
Tennessee St., Tallahassee
N. Monroe St., Tallahassee
The Villages
West Melbourne

About Ticketmaster:

With operations spanning 19 countries, Ticketmaster is the world leader in event ticketing and ranks among the top five eCommerce sites globally.  Ticketmaster is a division of Live Nation Entertainment. Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment and eCommerce company, comprised of four market leaders: Ticketmaster.com, Live Nation Concerts, Front Line Management Group and Live Nation Network. Ticketmaster.com is the global event ticketing leader and one of the world’s top five eCommerce sites, with over 26 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 20,000 shows annually for more than 2,000 artists globally. Front Line is the world’s top artist management company, representing over 250 artists. These businesses power Live Nation Network, the leading provider of entertainment marketing solutions, enabling over 800 advertisers to tap into the 200 million consumers Live Nation delivers annually through its live event and digital platforms. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com/investors.