SOURCE: Paciolan


October 05, 2010 15:14 ET

Brigham Young University Renews Long-Term Contract With Paciolan

Extends 26-Year College Athletics Partnership

IRVINE, CA and PROVO, UT--(Marketwire - October 5, 2010) -  Paciolan, the leading provider of ticketing, fundraising and marketing solutions in college athletics, announced today that Brigham Young University (BYU) has extended its long-term partnership with the company. This partnership allows BYU to continue to leverage the power of Paciolan's innovative software to sell tickets through their website and serve BYU season ticket holders, students, fans and donors.

"For more than 26 years Paciolan has been the ideal partner for BYU athletics," said Larry Duffin, special events director, Brigham Young University. "Paciolan is always a step ahead of technology trends and provides us unrivaled services and support for our athletics organization. We are thrilled to extend our partnership for an additional five years."

BYU athletics is a forward-thinking organization, quick to implement new technologies that enhance their fans' experience. As an early adopter of digital ticketing technology, BYU quickly experienced wide-spread success with print-at-home delivery for 75 percent of all single tickets sold online. BYU also sells and delivers 100 percent of their student tickets digitally. Students purchase tickets online and receive a print-at-home ticket for football, or an All-Sports Pass card for all other sporting events.

"Going 100 percent digital for student ticketing, has helped eliminate the need for students to wait in long lines to purchase or pick up tickets," said Clark Livsey, Ticket Manager, Brigham Young University. "It also saves our ticket office staff time and important resources."

Cougar fans rely heavily on the internet to purchase BYU football tickets, including 100 percent of the 2010 Las Vegas Bowl tickets, and an average of 47 percent of all football renewals over the past 3 seasons. By increasing its online ticket sales, the BYU ticket office has been able to trim expenses and reduce its phone center staff by nearly 50 percent over the past four years. is a well-known brand that sells tickets for all BYU athletics, as well as special on-campus events. Annual, fan-favorite events including the "Stadium of Fire" concert, "Christmas Around the World" and others represent an additional 100,000 tickets sold through the athletics ticketing system.

"We couldn't be more excited about our continued relationship with Brigham Young University," said Dave Butler, chief executive officer of Paciolan. "Their dedication and commitment to excellence is unmatched, and we are proud to partner with BYU Athletics to power their ticketing, marketing and fundraising efforts."

About Paciolan
Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500 live entertainment organizations that sell over 100 million tickets annually. Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor. 

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