September 17, 2012 07:00 ET® Proves Their Success and Staying Power in the Collegiate Market

Over a Dozen Colleges and Universities Renew Contracts in Recent Months

COSTA MESA, CA--(Marketwire - Sep 17, 2012) -, provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions to over 1000 sports and entertainment clients around the world, is renewing clients in the college space at a brisk pace thanks to new innovations and dedication to long-term client needs. 

Artermus Ham Hall at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Yale University, as well as the Universities of Toledo, Cincinnati, and Northern Colorado are just a few of the numerous clients who signed renewal agreements so far in 2012. 

Jesse Bridges from the University of Vermont credits two new developments in particular -- online Interactive Seat Maps (ISMs) and Social Media integration -- as keys to the decision. Colleagues at other schools agree.

"Students and their families are highly social and technologically savvy in this day and age," points out Randy Blackwood, Executive Director of Athletic and Entertainment Facilities, Missouri State University seconding Bridges' assessment. "Having integration to Facebook and Twitter and better tools to purchase tickets -- including the new online seat-maps -- are necessities in today's world, not options. has come through for us in both areas, and we're excited about our continued relationship."

Social media integration and online system upgrades also weighed heavily in the renewal decisions for Northwest Florida State College as it did for the University of San Diego who also added Tickets@Home® "print-at-home" technology in their recent upgrade.

Patrick Serrano of Dominican University just outside Chicago, IL shares the excitement about the new social aspects of the offering, and thinks the Interactive Seat Maps will allow them to offer a "dramatically better experience" for their customers. His thoughts are echoed by Karen Pealer of Eastern Kentucky University who adds, "People today want self-service, and the online seat selection tool and ability to inform friends through social channels directly from the ticketing website will give people the feeling of control they desire to have a positive experience with us."

Doug Lyons, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for characterized the recent wave of renewals as, "A huge validation of our ongoing efforts to improve the products and services we provide to our long-held and valued collegiate clients."

Other schools renewing recently include Minnesota's Bethel University, the College of Southern Nevada, and Point Park University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

About, Inc. is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing technologies, solutions, and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sporting events worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves as the core of a comprehensive web-based suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. A wholly owned subsidiary of MLB Advanced Media, LP since 2005, is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and around the world. The company also sells tickets directly to consumers through its website at

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