SOURCE: Paciolan

June 01, 2006 21:46 ET

Eight Universities Renew Long-Term Contracts With Paciolan

IRVINE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 1, 2006 -- Paciolan announced today that eight universities renewed long-term ticketing contracts with Paciolan since the beginning of the year. The University of Michigan, the University of Southern California, Iowa State University, the University of Hawaii, Purdue University, East Carolina University, Clemson University and Southern Methodist University all recently renewed, showing a high degree of confidence in Paciolan.

"After thorough examination of the leading ticketing providers' solutions, we decided to continue our relationship with the market's leading solution, Paciolan. One key reason supporting our decision was that our partnership allows us to control all aspects of our relationship with our fans. We want our fans to interact directly with us, and believe that they do not deserve to bear the financial burden of increased convenience fees directed at the coffers of our ticketing provider. For this and a host of other reasons, Paciolan will continue to be our ticketing partner for years to come," said Shari Wilcox, Ticketing Manager at the University of Michigan.

"With our digital ticketing infrastructure in place, we have reset the bar for ticketing in Hawaii and we couldn't have done it without our trusted partner, Paciolan," said John McNamara, Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs at the University of Hawaii. "Digital ticketing services enable our fans to purchase tickets online and subsequently print these tickets from the convenience of their home."

Across the board, a significant reason for the renewals was the importance of working with the industry leader in college athletics. For over 25 years, many of the nation's top universities have worked with Paciolan to manage their ticketing, fan and donor relationships. Collectively, these universities form the industry's largest community offering all universities -- large and small -- a wealth of knowledge and experience to share amongst each other. Paciolan fosters this spirit of community in many formats: PACnet, Paciolan's annual conference, regularly scheduled best practice webinars, online training courses, and online community forums. When coupled with industry-leading functionality, Paciolan provides college athletics organizations with the most complete solution that continues to breed success amongst the community.

"We are excited that our commitment to college athletics continues to galvanize long-term partnerships," said Dave Butler, CEO, Paciolan. "We are proud to be the leading ticketing provider in college athletics and are ecstatic about our continued partnership with leading athletics organizations across the nation."

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: Thomas & Mack Center, Louisiana State University, University of Oklahoma, University of Nebraska, The Resch Center, University of Michigan, Florida State University, University of Maryland, 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, The Charlotte Arena, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, 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

  • Paciolan Editorial Contact
    Shaw Taylor
    949.476.1212
    Marketing Director
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    Clemson University Contact
    Bobby Skelton
    864.656.2216
    Ticket Manager
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    East Carolina University Contact
    Scott Wetherbee
    252.328.4500
    Assistant Athletic Director for Ticket Operations
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    University of Hawaii Contact
    John McNamara
    808.956.0912
    Associate Athletics Director for External Affairs
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    Iowa State University Contact
    Jared Sturtewagen
    515.294.3188
    Athletic Ticket Manager
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    University of Michigan Contact
    Shari Wilcox
    866.296.6849
    Ticketing Manager
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    Purdue University Contact
    George Ade
    765.494.3194
    Athletics Ticket Manager
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    University of Southern California Contact
    Jim Haley
    213.740.3369
    Director, Ticket Operations
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    Southern Methodist University Contact
    Will Simpson
    214.768.2904
    Athletic Ticket Manager
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