Vivid Seats Named Official Ticketing Partner of the L.A. Clippers
Nation’s Largest Independent Ticket Marketplace Partners with L.A. Clippers to Offer Ticketing Integration for Clippers Fans, Marking First Official NBA Partnership for Vivid Seats'
CHICAGO and LOS ANGELES, August 13, 2018 – Vivid Seats, the largest independent ticket marketplace in North America, today announced that it will partner with the L.A. Clippers as an official ticket marketplace for the franchise beginning with the 2018-2019 season, marking the company’s first official NBA relationship. The multi-year partnership includes an integration with AXS, the Clippers’ ticketing provider, that will enable fans to easily buy and sell tickets on both Vivid Seats and the AXS Marketplace on Clippers.com in just a few clicks.
“By partnering with Vivid Seats, a company that like the Clippers is founded in innovation, we’re excited to provide our fans a more frictionless ticketing process,” said Gillian Zucker, President of Business Operations for the L.A. Clippers. “Our goal is that every single touchpoint our fans have with the Clippers is an exceptional experience – from purchasing their tickets to catching a hot dog from the hot dog cannon – and Vivid Seats not only understands that fully, but is able to help us achieve that outcome. We’re excited to improve yet another aspect of the Clippers experience through our new relationship with Vivid Seats.”
With this new partnership, Clippers fans will have the ability to easily buy and sell tickets across the broadest range of online inventory with a top-to-bottom ticketing integration that will simplify access on game-day through a seamless mobile solution. As leaders in ticketing innovation, Vivid Seats and the Clippers will provide fans the ability to easily post their seats for sale to both the AXS Marketplace on Clippers.com and Vivid Seats from anywhere with the touch of a button. This feature, which is unique to this partnership, is designed to offer sellers increased reach, buyers a broader selection of inventory, and more access to tickets for the entire Clippers fan community. All transactions will be backed by Vivid Seats’ 100% Buyer Guarantee to ensure a safe and secure experience.
“Vivid Seats was created as a technology platform to help fans experience the live events they love and to help ticket holders reach the broadest audience possible, and we are confident this partnership will benefit Clippers fans throughout Southern California and beyond,” said Geoff Lester, Vivid Seats Chief Commercial Officer. “We are thrilled Gillian and her team share our vision of providing their fans with a best-in-class buying and selling experience, and we are excited to partner with them to offer new and differentiated features for Clippers fans.”
Additionally, Vivid Seats will become a supporting partner of the Clippers’ MVP program, providing season ticket holders with unique experiences and benefits on game days. The partnership also includes traditional activations including in-game signage and digital, social and ticket assets.
About the L.A. Clippers
Led by Chairman Steve Ballmer, the L.A. Clippers in 2018-19 are competing in the franchise’s 49th season and 35th in Los Angeles. They recently extended a franchise record, completing their seventh consecutive winning season in 2017-18. The team has logged the NBA’s 5th-best record over the course of head coach Doc Rivers’ five-year tenure. The Clippers are committed to the city of Los Angeles and through the L.A. Clippers Foundation, provide resources and opportunities that make a positive difference toward leveling the playing field for youth in Southern California. Visit the Clippers online at www.clippers.com or follow them on social media @LAClippers.
About Vivid Seats
Vivid Seats is the largest independent marketplace for tickets to live sports, concerts and theater events, and the industry's leading provider of technology platforms and service solutions. Founded in 2001, the Chicago-based company offers exceptional affordability across the broadest selections of tickets and event packages. Selected by organizations like ESPN, Sports Illustrated, the University of Notre Dame, the Chicago Bears and the Duke Blue Devils to serve as official partners, Vivid Seats supports all confirmed orders with a 100% Buyer Guarantee to ensure the safest and most convenient purchase experience. Vivid Seats offers fans best-in-class ticketing technologies, featuring a unique Value Score, consumer pricing intelligence, and integrated mobile ticketing. Fans who want to sit closer and see more of their favorite live events can order directly on vividseats.com or by phone at 866-848-8499.
Jake DiGregorio, Director of Public Relations, Vivid Seats -- 312-291-9966 ext. 246
Chris Wallace, Chief Communications Officer, L.A. Clippers – 213-204-2970