TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Venues throughout Canada selected Ticketmaster, the world’s leading live entertainment ticketing company, to provide their event ticketing solution. Ticketmaster recently renewed nearly forty Canadian contracts, with live event venues and promoters including: The Air Canada Center, BMO Field, Ricoh Center, Rogers Arena, BC Place, Jubilee Auditoria, Langley Events Centre, Edmonton Indy, SBC Events, Warren Miller Entertainment, Central Canada Comic, CMG Entertainment, FHMK Concerts, Music Fest Vancouver, Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, Manitoba Lotteries Commission, Royal Winter Fair, Deerfoot Inn & Casino and the Labatt’s Blues Festival.
“In recently renewing our ticketing agreement, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) had choices; but after a careful review we were confident that Ticketmaster was our best partner going forward,” said Richard Peddie, president and CEO of MLSE. “I have personally enjoyed working with Ticketmaster for over 20 years. With their recent merger with Live Nation, I am convinced they will be even better technically and their same solid service will continue.”
“The Ticketmaster Canada team has worked diligently over the past two years to improve our service and systems,” said Tom Worrall, chief operating officer of Ticketmaster Canada. “We are delighted that MLSE and our other clients we’ve renewed will be utilizing our newest platforms and marketing tools to help them sell more tickets.”
Ticketmaster has more than 11,000 worldwide venue clients that span multiple event categories providing ticketing services for leading arenas, stadiums, professional sports franchises and leagues, university sports teams, performing arts venues, museums, and theaters. In 2010, Ticketmaster sold more than 400 million tickets on behalf of its clients.
Fans purchasing tickets for many of the events in these arenas and for many other North American venues, fans tag themselves into their exact seats using Ticketmaster’s industry-leading Facebook integration with Interactive Seat Maps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxZ8h-z3rk).
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.