Vivid Seats Announces Partnership with USA TODAY Sports

-- Press Release --

McLEAN, Va. and CHICAGO (April 3, 2013) - One of the nation’s fastest growing ticket marketplaces, Vivid Seats, has joined forces with USA TODAY Sports to deliver fans a seamless method for purchasing tickets to live events all year long. Through unique links featured on USATODAY.com, fans will be able to browse the vast assortment of events in the Vivid Seats marketplace to quickly and easily find the tickets they need.

"We're thrilled to partner with a premier company like USA TODAY Sports, and we are eager to provide their readers the highest level of value, convenience, and service in the industry," said Eric Vassilatos, co-founder of Vivid Seats. "Customer satisfaction is our top priority, and through this relationship with USA TODAY Sports, we'll be able to help even more fans affordably attend their favorite events and enjoy cheering on their favorite teams."

As the Official Secondary Ticket Partner for USA TODAY Sports, Vivid Seats offers a user-friendly platform and full-service customer support team available daily to ensure fans experience a smooth ticket buying experience complete with a money-back guarantee. Various USA TODAY Sports pages, including Team, League, Schedule, Scores, and Standings, will have direct links to the Vivid Seats inventory of premium sports tickets.

"This partnership helps us in fulfilling our mission to serve sports fans as completely as possible," said Jonathan Marshall, senior vice president of business development and strategy for the USA TODAY Sports Media Group. "Vivid Seats has built a best-in-class infrastructure that enables us to easily integrate options throughout our site to provide fans with the easiest and most convenient ticket-buying experience possible."

Direct links to Vivid Seats are now live on USA TODAY Sports.

About USA TODAY Sports Media Group

The USA TODAY Sports Media Group encompasses all sports initiatives across USA TODAY, as well as Gannett Co. Inc.'s 81 community newspaper properties and 23 broadcast television stations. It also includes the sports photography service USA TODAY Sports Images, USA TODAY High School Sports and USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. USA TODAY is owned byGannett Co., Inc.

About Vivid Seats

For over a decade, Vivid Seats has assisted live event enthusiasts with finding the best in premium concert, sports, and theater tickets. With the assurance of a reliable network of licensed ticket agents, Vivid Seats is dedicated to providing our media partners and their fans a safe and convenient solution for purchasing tickets.