SOURCE: StubHub

November 06, 2007 09:00 ET

ESPN and StubHub Team Up to Provide Tickets to Sports Fans

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, is pleased to announce a new ticketing relationship with ESPN.com, the leading sports Web site, allowing fans to access StubHub's ticket service from across the site. The agreement integrates StubHub branding, links and promotions across ESPN.com, and creates a convenient destination for fans to search for tickets to sporting events nationwide. StubHub is now dynamically integrated into ESPN.com Team Pages, Scoreboards, Game Previews, Clubhouses, Schedule pages and Travel Indexes. A custom StubHub "TicketCenter" also appears on every major sport index page where users can buy tickets for any team.

"StubHub has proven itself to be a fan favorite for buying and selling tickets online," said John Kosner, senior vice president and general manager, ESPN Digital Media. "Our goal is to make ESPN.com the most complete online sports destination and that includes finding tickets to the events themselves. StubHub gives us the ability to offer a great service to fans, conveniently and securely."

StubHub's unique, unrestricted marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and guaranteed environment. The company's FanProtect™ Guarantee and award-winning customer satisfaction are attributes that have made StubHub a destination for millions of ticket buyers and sellers.

"This signifies yet another level of mainstream acceptance of the StubHub ticket marketplace," said Ray Elias, director of marketing for StubHub. "We are very excited about the opportunity to provide access to fans in a way that's contextually relevant within ESPN's rich sports content."

About StubHub

The new ESPN.com relationship follows on the heels of another prominent online deal earlier this summer where StubHub was named the Official Ticket Marketplace of MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball. StubHub currently partners with more than 30 professional and collegiate teams including the Indianapolis Colts and the University of Southern California, acting as the official platform for each team's fans to buy and sell tickets.

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets at fair market value to a vast selection of sporting, concert, theater and other live entertainment events, even those that are "sold out." StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead through innovation. The company's unique open marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient, and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered via StubHub's patent-pending FanNetwork(SM) ticket delivery service, supported by seven-day toll free customer service at 1-866-STUBHUB, and backed by an industry-first FanProtect™ Guarantee. Company partners include MLB.com and over 30 teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL and NCAA along with numerous media companies including AOL and CBS.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com.

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