June 18, 2008 09:00 ET

StubHub Approaches 15 Millionth Ticket Sale

One Lucky Buyer and Seller Each to Receive $5,000 StubHub Gift Certificate for Commemorative Transaction

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - June 18, 2008) - StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, will soon celebrate another significant milestone is pleased to announce as it's quickly approaching its 15 millionth ticket sale of all-time. Founded in 2000, StubHub will reward both the buyer and seller of the landmark ticket transaction with $5,000 StubHub gift certificates. These certificates can be used to purchase tickets to any of the tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater or exclusive entertainment events on

In December of 2007, StubHub reached its 10 millionth ticket milestone when two tickets for the Green Bay Packers - St. Louis Rams game in St. Louis, MO sold through the site. Both the buyer Brian Michael of Bartonville, Illinois and seller Lamont Kelly of St. Peters, Missouri each received $5,000 gift certificates and were profiled on for months following. Now, roughly six months later, StubHub will help facilitate the transaction of five million more tickets. The five millionth ticket in StubHub history sold in November of 2006.

"We continue to manage transactions for millions of consumers who have embraced StubHub as their favorite destination to buy and sell tickets," said Chris Tsakalakis, president of StubHub. "Our goal is to always provide fans with the ultimate choice and convenience, supported by superior customer service. To approach another milestone in a few short months after our 10 millionth ticket transaction underscores that StubHub is truly the ticket marketplace of choice for all fans."

With the summer concert season hitting full stride and popular artists like Coldplay, Neil Diamond and Kenny Chesney on tour, StubHub's 15 millionth ticket transaction will likely occur during the final weeks of June. The StubHub team is closely monitoring its ticket counter and will alert the buyer and the seller of their good fortune as soon as possible.

About StubHub

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online 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 by StubHub and backed by the company's FanProtect Guarantee. Company partners include the New York Yankees, Chicago Bears and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA complemented with music artists like Madonna and companies such as ESPN and American Express.

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

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