Tickets.com Holds Technology Fair to Introduce Tickets@Phone Delivery to Washington Nationals Fans
Nationals, MLB Advanced Media and Tickets.com, Inc. announced that the
Nationals have become the first major organization in the
United States to deliver event
tickets to mobile phones. The technology is provided by Tickets.com, a leading
provider of ticketing solutions, following a successful test of the system
during the 2007 Spring Training season.
fans who purchase tickets on the nationals.com Website can choose to have their
tickets delivered to a mobile phone, via a MMS or picture message. The
“digital ticket” is then scanned from the phone at a designated gate
f allowing fans to quickly enter the ballpark. Derek Palmer, Tickets.com’s
Chief Commercial Officer states: “This technology will contribute to the
Nationals’ effort to provide the best fan experience by eliminating the need to
carry a paper ticket, or to wait in a will call line to pick up their tickets.
With Tickets@Phone, fans can purchase a ticket and go directly to the admission
mobile ticket technology adds to the lineup of other fan-convenient ticketing
solutions that the Nationals have introduced over the past two seasons.
Nationals and Tickets.com have scheduled a Ticket Technology Fair during the
April 27th and 28th homestand against the New York Mets. The Fair will showcase
Tickets@Phone and other current ticketing technology available to both season
and single ticket holders.
demonstrations will include My Nationals Tickets, an online management tool
designed for season ticket holders to easily manage and track their use of
tickets throughout the season on nationals.com. Through this tool, season
holders can transfer their tickets to friends and colleagues by e-mail,
eliminating the need to mail tickets or arrange to meet at the gate to share
tickets. Also on demonstration, season and single ticket holders can learn how
to use Replay Ticket Exchange , an online tool that enables season holders to
resell their unused tickets in a sanctioned environment, and also provides
single ticket buyers a method for purchasing quality, hard to get tickets from
a reliable source. Tickets@Home, a feature that allows ticket holders to print
their own tickets, and Nationals Ticket Kiosks will also be demonstrated.
visit the Nationals Ticket Technology Fair on the 300 level concourse, adjacent
to the Red, Hot and Blue dining area. Tickets.com staff will be on hand when
the gates open through the 8th inning. All fans that stop by the Fair for a
personal demonstration will receive a free nationals.com t-shirt courtesy of
for the 2007 season are available at www.nationals.com, by calling
888-632-6287, or by visiting any of the following participating outlets:
Bradford Banks, CD Game Exchange and Olsson’s Books & Records all located