Vivid Seats to Provide Fan Travel Packages for Illinois Athletics

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CHICAGO (Nov. 29, 2013) - The University of Illinois Division of Intercollegiate Athletics has selected Chicago-based Vivid Seats, the nation’s largest independent ticket marketplace, as its Fan Travel Partner. Exclusive deals and packages will be available for Illini fans interested in attending all games, home and away, on the Illinois men’s basketball schedule. Customizable packages include game tickets, hotel accommodations, transportation, merchandise gift bags, and more.

"We are pleased to announce Vivid Seats as our fan travel partner.  I believe they will provide our fan base numerous opportunities to support the Illini at games throughout the country,” said Chris Andrews, Fighting Illini Sports Properties General Manager.  “Home game tickets are particularly hard to find so being able to find a partner that can provide fans with opportunities and experiences on the road during conference play, was a major reason why we developed this partnership.”

Among the many notable matchups ahead on the 2013-14 schedule are the two annual neutral site contests in December. Illini fans can purchase travel packages from Vivid Seats to watch the Orange and Blue take on Missouri in the Braggin’ Rights Game at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on Dec. 21, or to see the squad battle UIC at the United Center in Chicago on Dec. 28.

Interested fans can access links to the Illini Fan Travel Packages page from (the official website of Illinois Athletics) or by visiting For help with questions or concerns, Illini fans can call 866.848.8499 to contact Vivid Seats’ in-house customer service team located in Chicago and staffed over extended hours seven days a week.

We are excited to offer our best-in-class ticket and travel solutions for Illini fans to see more and sit closer for key matchups throughout the basketball season,” said A.J. Machosky, Vice President of Sponsorships at Vivid Seats.  “Through our partnership, fans will receive safe, dependable, and affordable access to some of Illinois basketball’s biggest games.”

More About Vivid Seats
For over a decade, Vivid Seats has provided live event fans with a ticket marketplace known for its industry-leading affordability, service, and first-class selection of premium sports, concert, and theater tickets. With access to a user-friendly site, daily in-house customer service, and the assurance of a 100% Buyer Guarantee covering all orders, Illini fans can conveniently buy or sell tickets online all season long via or by calling 866.848.8499.

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