SOURCE: Paciolan

August 03, 2006 18:05 ET

Southern Mississippi Moves to Paciolan from Ticketmaster

Paciolan Selected to Provide Integrated Ticketing, Access Management, and Email Marketing Solutions

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 3, 2006 -- Paciolan, the leading online ticketing company for college athletics, announced today the signing of a multi-year agreement to provide comprehensive, integrated ticketing solutions for The University of Southern Mississippi. Southern Miss has selected Paciolan as the exclusive ticketing provider for all of the University's events.

Paciolan will provide Southern Mississippi with a completely new approach to servicing their fans. As opposed to managing their ticketing via a "middle-man," Southern Mississippi plans to implement a university-enabled comprehensive online ticketing solution designed to manage all of the university's ticketing needs from a single, integrated patron database that is exclusively controlled by the university. Southern Mississippi will use Paciolan's ticketing solution to enable their fans to manage their accounts, pay invoices, and order their tickets online through SouthernMiss.com.

"Paciolan understands college athletics ticketing. After a thorough examination of the major ticketing solutions on the market, we determined that Paciolan is uniquely qualified to be our exclusive online ticketing partner," said Scott Carr, Deputy Director of Athletics at Southern Miss. "Paciolan provides a robust solution that is uniquely suited to streamline ticketing operations across the University and puts us in complete control of our ticketing business. Paciolan will be a great ally in taking our event ticketing services to a higher level."

Southern Mississippi will implement a fully hosted ticketing solution ensuring that the box office can always take advantage of the latest product enhancements. By utilizing Paciolan's state-of-the-art hosting solution, Southern Miss significantly reduces their hardware and infrastructure investment and is better positioned to manage a predictable budget cycle for ticket operation expenses.

Southern Miss plans to use the Paciolan system to combine patron data from the University's fund development system with ticket purchase history. This data will enable Southern Miss to provide greater customer service to loyal fans and donors.

"In the competitive college athletics ticketing market, Paciolan continues to prove that we offer the most feature-rich solution, best tailored to the needs of athletics programs like Southern Miss," states Dave Butler, CEO Paciolan. "We are extremely excited to partner with yet another college athletics organization that wants to fully control its ticketing operations."

About Paciolan

Founded in 1980, Paciolan is a leading ticketing enabler, providing ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for top venues across North America. Paciolan provides a wholly integrated infrastructure that puts venues in direct control of their customer relationships, brands and revenue potential. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Collectively, Paciolan clients sell over 100 million tickets annually representing approximately 25% of all live event tickets sold in the US. Paciolan is a privately held corporation based in Irvine, California.

Representative customers include: Louisiana State University, Notre Dame, University of Oklahoma, University of Nebraska, University of Michigan, University of Cincinnati, Florida State University, Fresno State, University of Maryland, Brigham Young University, University of Southern California, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Toronto Symphony, American Museum of Natural History, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Aquarium in Baltimore, Dover Downs Entertainment, Inc. and many other leading venues across North America.

Visit www.paciolan.com for additional company information.

Contact Information

  • University of Southern Mississippi Contact
    Scott Carr
    Deputy Director of Athletics
    Tel: 601.266.5017
    Email: Email Contact

    Paciolan Contact
    Shaw Taylor
    Marketing Director
    Tel: 949.476.1212
    Email: Email Contact