Los Angeles, Calif. (PRWEB) May 06, 2015
ScoreBig, the live event ticket marketplace that matches price-sensitive fans with great seats at unpublished prices, announced today a new partnership and technology integration with Sports Illustrated to become the official ticketing partner of Sports Illustrated’s website, SI.com.
The new partnership allows SI.com readers to purchase tickets directly from ScoreBig.com for up to 60% off box office prices on MLB, NBA, NHL, NFL and NCAA games.
"We're thrilled that SI.com readers can now directly access a wide selection of live event tickets at unpublished prices through ScoreBig's name a ticket price offering," says Brendan Ripp, Group Publisher, the Sports Illustrated Group.
With the integration of ScoreBig into SI.com’s site navigation and site experience, SI.com readers on both desktop and mobile will now be able to name a ticket price and save on great seats in a seamless, integrated experience. The exclusive partnership also extends across multiple SI.com features -- including the site’s new Weekly Watchability Rankings, team scores and schedule pages, and SI Extra newsletters – making going to the game just a click away.
“ScoreBig believes in empowering sports fans to spend less and go out more, and this integration with SI.com helps Sports Illustrated readers seamlessly access great seats at even better prices,” said Alex Hsi, Vice President of Business Development at ScoreBig. “The partnership is a natural fit. We’re excited to connect SI.com readers with tickets to the best games at unpublished prices made available directly from their favorite teams.”
About Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated is one of the world’s most respected media brands. Launched in 1954 by Time Inc., today the franchise reaches more than 60MM sports fans monthly through a portfolio of category-leading products and extensions including the flagship weekly, a top-10 sports website (comScore); TheMMQB.com; Planet Futbol; SI Productions; the SI Golf Group; Extra Mustard; SI Edge, SI Kids and FanNation. Further, SI is the backbone to one of the most successful entertainment franchises in media: SI Swimsuit which reaches a global audience of more than 70MM consumers. SI is also a core partner to the groundbreaking 120 Sports, live streaming sports news network launched in June 2014.
ScoreBig, http://www.scorebig.com, is a live event ticket marketplace that allows consumers to “Name a Ticket Price” on millions of tickets to over 6,000 premium live events, and save up to 60% off box office price. ScoreBig’s innovative approach to ticket selling enables premiere sports, concert and theater organizations to discreetly re-price and sell their unsold tickets without the cannibalization and brand impairment risks associated with traditional ticket discounting. Price conscious consumers get great seats at unpublished prices, while event presenters maximize revenue and attendance.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif., ScoreBig was founded in 2009 and is backed by Hearst Ventures, U.S. Venture Partners, and Checketts Partners Investment Fund, among others. ScoreBig was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Most Promising Companies” and by Billboard as one of the “10 Most Innovative Start-ups of 2012.”