ATLANTA – Georgia State University (GSU) and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment’s Collegiate Division are proud to announce leading secondary ticket marketplace TickPick, LLC, as the Official Ticket Marketplace of the Panthers. The partnership is part of TickPick and Van Wagner’s broader arrangements with twelve schools, four conferences, and the 2018 Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic.
TickPick was selected as the official secondary ticketing platform for GSU Athletics due to the company’s transparency pricing that features no buyer’s fees. TickPick will gain exposure and fan engagement throughout the Georgia State campus and the greater Atlanta area. The company will showcase signage, various promotions, and campaigns offered online and through social channels. Panthers fans can also enter upcoming contests to win one of a kind experiences and tickets to exciting events.
TickPick features an industry-leading approach to ticket selling with its all-in pricing and reduced fees. The company offers simplified transactions without hidden fees or commissions which compare favorably to the 25% or more in total fees charged by competitors.
“Georgia State is thrilled to partner with TickPick, an emerging leader in the sports and entertainment ticketing industry,” Charlie Cobb, Georgia State Director of Athletics said. “We are confident they will become a one-stop shop for ticketing needs in Atlanta and beyond.”
Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment, the sponsorship and multimedia rights partner for Georgia State Athletics, worked with TickPick leadership to develop the partnership.
Since 2014, VWSE Collegiate Services has become a leader in college sports marketing and developed to represent the sponsorship or multimedia rights for multiple schools and athletic conferences, including the America East Conference, Big South Conference, Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, Colonial Athletic Association, Western Athletic Conference, and the West Coast Conference, as well as Arizona State National Sales, Canisius College, East Tennessee State University, Florida International University, Georgia State University, Kennesaw State University, Liberty University, Longwood University, Loyola Marymount University, Niagara University, Pepperdine University, Samford University, University of San Francisco, Siena College, Saint Joseph’s University, Santa Clara University, Stony Brook University, and Towson University.
ABOUT TICKPICK, LLC
Founded in 2011, TickPick is reshaping the secondary event ticket marketplace with its no-fees approach. The company does not charge any fees for buyers, setting it apart from competitive firms that charge steep transaction fees. It also leverages its algorithms to look at the price/value ratio for tickets and then offers value grading for buyers so they can get the optimal experience for their money. Users can also bid on tickets in a process that is similar to financial markets where supply and demand creates a more efficient marketplace. TickPick was founded by Co-CEO’s Christopher O’Brien and Brett Goldberg who saw inefficiencies in the ticket marketplace and decided to build a more transparent and cost-effective solution.
ABOUT VAN WAGNER SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment LLC (VWSE), a wholly owned subsidiary of Van Wagner Group LLC, is one of the preeminent sports marketing and media sales organizations in the world. It is an acknowledged innovator in property consulting and branding solutions and a global leader in naming rights, team and venue services, high-impact visible TV signage throughout the MLB, NBA, NCAA, MLS, and internationally in soccer, advertising and sponsorships sales, premium ticketing, technology design and integration, and in-venue content production. VWSE works with more than 300 professional and college teams worldwide. VWSE assists teams, organizations, and properties in creating and selling advertising; sponsorships; and media that maximize revenue potential, and helps clients develop effective and powerful customized brand campaigns.