Saint Joseph's University and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment's Collegiate Division announced today the selection of TickPick, LLC, as the Official Ticket Marketplace of SJU.
The partnership will allow TickPick to serve as the secondary ticketing platform for Saint Joseph's Athletics, including tickets priced at face value for SJU events.
“TickPick is honored to develop this partnership with one of the top universities in the country that is making noise academically and athletically,” Paul Jones, Head of Business Development for TickPick, said. “We are dedicated to providing a world-class ticketing experience for their students, faculty, and fans alike as they enjoy exciting Hawks action.”
TickPick features an industry-leading approach to ticket selling with its all-in pricing and reduced fees. The company offers simplified transactions without hidden fees or commissions which compare favorably to the 25% or more in total fees charged by competitors.
“SJU is thrilled to partner with TickPick, an emerging leader in the sports and entertainment ticketing industry,” Jill Bodensteiner, Saint Joseph's Director of Athletics, said. “We are confident they will become a one-stop shop for ticketing needs throughout the Philadelphia area and beyond.”
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, the sponsorship and multimedia rights partner for Saint Joseph's Athletics, worked with TickPick leadership to develop the partnership.
Since 2014, VWSE Collegiate Services has become a leader in college sports marketing and developed to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights for multiple schools and athletic conferences, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Western Athletic Conference, and the West Coast Conference, as well as Arizona State National Sales, Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Loyola Marymount University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco, Siena College, Saint Joseph's University, Santa Clara University, Stony Brook University, and Towson University.
ABOUT TICKPICK, LLC
Founded in 2011, TickPick is reshaping the secondary event ticket marketplace with its no-fees approach. The company does not charge any fees for buyers, setting it apart from competitive firms that charge steep transaction fees. It also leverages its algorithms to look at the price/value ratio for tickets, and then offers value grading for buyers so they can get the optimal experience for their money. Users can also bid on tickets in a process that is similar to financial markets where supply and demand creates a more efficient marketplace. TickPick was founded by Co-CEO's Christopher O'Brien and Brett Goldberg who saw inefficiencies in the ticket marketplace and decided to build a more transparent and cost-effective solution.
ABOUT VAN WAGNER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.