LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV), today announced the opening of Ticketmaster Qatar. This expansion marks the second office in the Middle East and the nineteenth Ticketmaster office in the world.
Qatar’s economy is growing rapidly; it has the highest per capita income in the world and has a population of more than 2 million people. The country was recently selected as the host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and has planned nine new football stadiums for the tournament.
“As Ticketmaster continues to deliver innovative products and services, more venues in more countries are choosing Ticketmaster solutions. We have had good success in this region in a short period of time, and we are looking forward to expanding our business into Qatar’s rapidly growing market where there is an ever-increasing demand for live events,” said Michael Rapino, president and chief executive officer, Live Nation Entertainment.
Alan Ridgeway, Live Nation president of international and emerging markets, said: “Since we started operating in the United Arab Emirates two years ago, we have had numerous requests from international and local event organisers to bring Ticketmaster to Qatar. I am pleased that we are now able to satisfy this demand and deliver the same level of service to event organisers and ticket buyers in Qatar as they are accustomed to in our other markets around the globe.”
Ticketmaster Qatar is led by Ulas Karaoglu and is located at Office 742, 7th Floor, The Gate Mall Bay 2 Tower, West Bay, Doha. Ticketmaster can be contacted at +974 779 33 444.
About Live Nation Entertainment
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. For additional information, visit: www.livenationentertainment.com.
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