SOURCE: TicketNetwork / Ticket Software LLC

October 19, 2005 13:00 ET

All Websites in the Secondary Ticket Market Are Not Equal, Says TicketNetwork™

Prices for World Series Tickets Vary by as Much as 10%

VERNON, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 19, 2005 -- Tickets to see the Chicago White Sox play in the World Series will not only be hard to get but will also require savvy comparison-shopping skills to afford. A review of ticket-broker websites reveals baseball fans could unnecessarily pay as much as 10% more for an already pricey seat at the Big Game if they aren't careful, says ticket sales company TicketNetwork™. With market demand for tickets driving up prices to new highs, consumers wonder how they can still afford to attend live events.

However, one online store -- www.TicketLiquidator.com -- is on a mission to provide cheaper access to Major League Baseball's premier event. Today the website posted prices for October 29 World Series tickets in the same section and row for less than two major ticket sources.

                              Game/Loc.      Section    Row    Price/Ticket
TicketLiquidator.com          #3/Chicago     556        17     $835
StubHub.com                   #3/Chicago     556        17     $915
TicketsNow.com                #3/Chicago     556        17     $890
"All sites in the secondary ticket market are not the same. Some charge exorbitantly," said Donald Vaccaro, president of TicketNetwork.com. "But the golden age of ticket pricing is over, because underlying market demand is still fair price. We focus on lower pricing, easy access, and security online."

TicketLiquidator.com is powered by TicketNetwork Direct and is a TicketNetwork Direct Trusted Merchant.

About TicketNetwork Direct™

TicketNetwork subsidiary TicketNetwork Direct™ routes customers directly to brokers, eliminating marketing risk. Its technology allows customers to purchase tickets online at a great price. Visit www.ticketnetworkdirect.com.

About TicketNetwork™

Founded in 2002 and located in greater Hartford, CT, TicketNetwork™ is the fastest-growing ticket sales company providing the most value to brokers and buyers. TicketNetwork delivers a superior online ticket-shopping experience for consumers of sports and entertainment events, while smart technology solutions build profitability through efficiency for ticket brokers. TicketNetwork Point-of-Sale™ software gives brokers comprehensive online tools to manage and grow their businesses. TicketNetwork Exchange™ provides brokers access to the world's largest aggregate ticket-distribution channel: over $210 million of fresh ticket inventory for over 22,000 events. TicketNetwork Web Services™ creates customized e-commerce websites in both hosted and plug-in formats. Partners include The Golf Channel (www.thegolfchannel.com) and TicketNetwork is a Microsoft Registered Partner. Visit www.ticketnetwork.com or call 860.870.3400.

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