(PRWEB) September 28, 2007
Chelsea Football club and viagogo, Europe's leading secondary-ticketing company, have launched a new exchange service to enable hospitality package owners to exchange tickets for all home matches this season.
The service, offered to hospitality members, means that for the first time hospitality owners at Stamford Bridge can buy or sell packages between them, including tickets for lounges as well as corporate or executive boxes.
Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo, said: "viagogo already provides a popular service for Chelsea FC season-ticket holders and club members so it was a natural next step to extend our partnership to the hospitality sector. We hope this new additional facility will prove as useful as the regular service."
Tickets can be traded on the official site at http://cfchospitality.viagogo.co.uk/
Notes for editors
viagogo is an online secondary-ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.
Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, Portsmouth FC, Heart of Midlothian 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 Blackburn Rovers FC, 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. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.
In August 2007, viagogo launched operations in the US with an exclusive partnership with the NFL's Cleveland Browns. For more information, visit http://www.viagogo.com.
For more information about viagogo please contact:
Melissa Varcoe or Harry Porter
Tel: 020 3003 6300