StubHub Expands East Coast Presence, Creates New Jobs

By: eBay Inc. Staff

Remodeled and expanded 24,000 square foot facility in East Granby, CT expected to bring new commerce to the area

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, is deepening its east coast presence with the expansion of its newly remodeled East Granby, CT office. Renovations to the facility will increase StubHub’s footprint in the state and provide additional job opportunities in the area. The company, which recently hired 30 new full-time employees in East Granby, currently has 25+ openings in customer support, including Customer Support Supervisor roles. StubHub will mark the expansion of the facility with a ribbon-cutting and dedication ceremony on October 19, 2011.

“As a state representative for East Granby I am proud to have a company like StubHub in our community”

“Today marks another great day in the history of StubHub,” said Chris Tsakalakis, president of StubHub. “This expansion deepens our roots in Connecticut while providing additional job opportunities for local residents. We look forward to adding quality individuals to our team while continuing to provide the best in class customer service to fans.”

"As a state representative for East Granby I am proud to have a company like StubHub in our community," said State Representative Elaine O'Brien (D-Windsor, East Granby, Suffield). "StubHub has a reputation of ensuring that the consumer has a great experience when selling or purchasing event tickets. Their reputation is built on the outstanding employees at the East Granby facility."

"We want StubHub to continue to be a jobs hub in north-central Connecticut," State Senator John A. Kissel (R-Enfield) said. "To have an industry leader like StubHub right here in our backyard is something to be very proud of, and we welcome the company's substantial investment in our community."

The East Granby facility has been in operation since 2005, housing StubHub’s 24/7 call center, which serves as the heart of the company’s award-winning customer service. Before construction began in March 2011, the 9,000 square foot office housed 137 full-time employees, the office has now expanded to 24,000 square feet and is able to house three times the amount of employees.

Tsakalakis and other members of the StubHub leadership team will be on-hand October 19, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which will take place at approximately 5:30 p.m. State and local community leaders are also expected to attend. For more information, or if you are a member of the media who’d like to attend the event, please contact stubhub@ruderfinn.com.

About StubHub

StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company’s FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the New York Yankees and the University of Southern California along with nearly 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN and AOL.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit www.stubhub.com, twitter.com/stubhub, or www.facebook.com/Stubhub.

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50032619&lang=en