Cleveland, Ohio (PRWEB) August 6, 2007
The Cleveland Browns and viagogo (http://www.viagogo.com), Europe's leading secondary ticketing company, today announced that viagogo will be the exclusive secondary ticketing provider for the Browns. Fans will now have a safe, secure and official marketplace for reselling and buying tickets from other Browns fans. All aspects of the service are 100-percent guaranteed.
"Our goal is to make as many seats in Cleveland Browns Stadium available to Browns fans as possible, and this marketplace will give season ticket holders a safe and authorized method to sell their unused tickets," said Michael J Keenan, Browns Senior Vice President, Business Operations.
All Browns ticket inventory comes from existing Browns ticket holders. The team does not withhold or provide any tickets directly to viagogo, meaning there is absolutely no reduction in the number of tickets available for sale directly from the Browns.
"The Browns want to make sure Cleveland Browns Stadium remains one of the toughest places for opposing teams to play, and the best way to do that is to fill the stadium with passionate Browns fans," said Eric Baker, founder and CEO of viagogo and co-founder of StubHub. "viagogo has worked with some of the world's premier sports franchises and we're thrilled to be an official partner of the Cleveland Browns."
To sell Browns tickets on viagogo, ticket holders simply register at browns.viagogo.com and post their tickets to the marketplace. Buyers can browse ticket availability online and select seats of their choice. Once a buyer purchases the tickets, viagogo informs the seller via e-mail. The seller does not have to do anything, as viagogo manages all aspects of payment and delivery, guaranteeing that the seller gets paid and that the buyer is issued a new paper ticket.
Fans seeking more information about buying or selling tickets should visit browns.viagogo.com. For more information on viagogo and its partnership with the Cleveland Browns, log on to ClevelandBrowns.com.
viagogo is a London-based online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. viagogo launched in Europe in August 2006 and is led by CEO Eric Baker, co-founder of StubHub.com, a leading online secondary ticketing company that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307 million. viagogo rapidly grew to become the leading secondary ticket provider in Europe and is the official secondary ticketing partner of European football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Blackburn Rovers FC, and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with lastminute.com, Europe's leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International, and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the US with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns.
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