StubHub Partners with Sprint to Enhance Sprint Football Live Application
By: eBay Inc. Staff
Fans Can Now Buy and Sell Tickets to College and Pro Football Games from Their Sprint Devices
SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced a partnership with Sprint to offer users of the Sprint Football Live application the ability to purchase tickets to college and pro football games throughout the 2011-12 season. StubHub’s extension of Sprint Football Live makes it easy for fans to buy tickets to games via links on the app’s “Team Schedule” pages, “Game Center,” and “Pro” and “College” home screens.
“StubHub’s extension within Sprint Football Live is another example of the many capabilities football fans will find available within this app, enabling them to get the most out of their mobile football experience.”
“Sprint Football Live users will find our agreement with StubHub allows them to take their support for their favorite teams a step farther – by offering them a more convenient way to purchase tickets to upcoming college and pro games even when they aren’t near their desktop or laptop,” said Tim Considine, director of sports marketing at Sprint. “StubHub’s extension within Sprint Football Live is another example of the many capabilities football fans will find available within this app, enabling them to get the most out of their mobile football experience.”
Fans can click directly through to StubHub from within the Sprint Football Live app to purchase tickets for college and pro football games – including bowl games and the playoffs. Sprint users who purchase tickets through Sprint Football Live will enjoy the same FanProtect Guarantee, award-winning customer service, and last minute flexibility that is always found on StubHub.
“Partnering with Sprint puts our brand in front of millions of Sprint Football Live users and is a perfect platform for fans on-the-go," said Geoff Lester, senior manager, business development for StubHub. "We are excited to provide fans with a new convenient option to buy event tickets – wherever they are.”
Sprint Football Live is preloaded on most Sprint devices, and is also available for download from the Android market. Millions of Sprint customers use the app every day to follow their favorite teams, watch live telecasts of college games from ESPN Mobile TV and Notre Dame on NBC Mobile, as well as search pro and college real-time stats and scores, breaking news and rumors, blogs from SB Nation, expert insight, analysis from top personalities, fantasy team management and customizable content for specific players and teams.
The partnership with Sprint Football Live is another example of StubHub’s leadership in mobile technology. StubHub already has free ticket applications for Android, Windows Phone, iPhone and iPod touch devices.
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, University of Texas, FedExField, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN and AOL.