SOURCE: Forward Market Media

Forward Market Media

August 30, 2012 10:15 ET

The Allstate Sugar Bowl Taps Forward Market Media to Provide Fans Advanced, Affordable Access to This Year's Game

Proven Ticket Reservation System Gives Fans the Right to Purchase Face-Value Tickets If Their Team Heads to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome Come January

LAKE FOREST, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 30, 2012) -  Forward Market Media (FMM), together with the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl, today announced the opening of the Bowl's third annual ticket reservation system on www.allstatesugarbowl.org. This unique partnership, which leverages Forward Market Media's proprietary software platform, will give fans the ability to reserve the right to purchase face-value tickets months before the participating teams are announced, helping them ensure that if their team travels to Louisiana this year for the Allstate Sugar Bowl, they will be there to experience it live and in-person. 

This is the third time the Allstate Sugar Bowl has joined forces with Forward Market Media to provide this innovative ticketing option for fans. This year's forward market platform features refined navigation tools, an improved, user-friendly interface and enhanced social media connectivity -- providing fans affordable and easy access to the 2013 Allstate Sugar Bowl which will kick off on Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 8:30 p.m. ET.

Here's how it works: Football fans from across the nation can go to the official Allstate Sugar Bowl site (www.allstatesugarbowl.org) to purchase a "TeamTix" reservation for the game for as little as $10. If their team receives a berth in the Bowl, that fan purchases a ticket to the game at face value. If the fan's team is not selected for the Bowl, the reservation expires. Fans can also resell or trade their ticket reservation in the Allstate Sugar Bowl's hosted market exchange, where reservation prices rise and fall based on each team's on-field performance and demand for tickets. In addition, special team-specific Twitter hashtags will enable fans to closely follow their team's forward marketplace to buy, sell and trade in real time.

"The SEC has some incredibly passionate fans, and ensuring those fans have access to this game is something to which we are committed," said Jeff Hundley, chief operating officer of the Allstate Sugar Bowl. "Not only does Forward Market Media's platform secure face-value priced tickets for these fans well in advance of the game, but it also enhances the way our fans experience the season months before the actual event by giving them online tools to connect and explore new aspects of the game."

"We are thrilled to team up with the Allstate Sugar Bowl again this year and hope to provide an even more exciting experience for fans through our updated platform," notes Scott McKibben, CEO of Forward Market Media. "The folks at the Allstate Sugar Bowl are dedicated to the fans. FMM prides itself in delivering a ticketing solution that fans love and we are honored to be working with like-minded people to get it done."

Forward Market Media's reservation platform is tested and proven -- several organizations including Major League Baseball are licensees of FMM. The 2013 BCS National Championship Game's forward market is already active and fans are trading and buying tickets for the January 7th match-up at http://www.orangebowlteamtix.org/content/home

About the Allstate Sugar Bowl
The Allstate Sugar Bowl is an annual American football game played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The mission of the Allstate Sugar Bowl is to sponsor and promote amateur sporting events which will foster revenue and spark economic growth in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana. Through all of its year-round slate of events, the organization has generated over $2 billion of economic impact for the city and the state in the last decade alone.

About Forward Market Media
Forward Market Media (FMM) is the unique online ticketing technology platform that connects passionate fans and consumers with the events, products and content they value most. Through its proven Forward Market reservation solution, FMM delivers entirely new, compelling, engaging, and entertaining ways for the world's most respected brands to reach and interact with their most ardent supporters. More information is available at www.go-forward.com.

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