LOS ANGELES, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Walmart and Ticketmaster today announced an extension of their strategic partnership that features the “Walmart Ticket Values” program, which provides customers access to a pre-selected number of tickets to major league sporting events FELD Entertainment family events, arts & theatre performances and more. Ticketmaster tickets will continue to be available at approximately 1,200 Walmart stores and now on Walmart.com.
“We work every day to provide our customers with great values on the merchandise and services that make their lives better,” said Seong Ohm, senior vice president of entertainment merchandising for Walmart U.S. “We know part of living better is taking the time to enjoy what you love. By partnering with Ticketmaster, we are able to offer our customers the best selection of live event tickets at an everyday low price. We hope our customers will take the time to enjoy a game, concert or show.”
Walmart and Ticketmaster are extending the ticket purchasing capabilities from Walmart stores to Walmart.com where customers can order tickets online at www.walmart.com/ticketmaster and pick them up in select Walmart stores.
“With more than 140 million customers visiting Walmart stores each week, our partnership with Walmart provides a convenient option for fans to discover, purchase and take home tickets to upcoming events without leaving their neighborhood,” said Sandy Gaare, executive vice president of retail partnerships, Ticketmaster. “We collaborated with Walmart to introduce another convenient ticket buying option on Walmart.com and fans can choose to have their tickets mailed or available for in store pick up at their Walmart.”
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) 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 almost 27 million monthly unique visitors. Live Nation Concerts produces over 22,000 shows annually for more than 2,300 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 nearly 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.
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