Michigan State University Signs StubHub as Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace

  Michigan State University Signs StubHub as Official Fan to Fan Ticket
  Marketplace

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- January 15, 2013

Michigan State University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has
partnered with StubHub, the world's largest ticket marketplace, and Paciolan,
a leading provider of ticketing, marketing, and fundraising solutions to live
entertainment organizations, to create a safe, guaranteed secondary
marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets to Michigan State Spartans
events. StubHub will be the Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace of Michigan
State Athletics. Backed by StubHub’s FanProtect Guarantee, each ticket
transaction will be between fans and managed by StubHub.

“StubHub will complement our existing internal ticketing platforms and provide
a safe, convenient and reliable solution for Spartan fans looking to buy or
sell tickets on the secondary market,” said Mark Hollis, Michigan State
University Athletic Director. “Our decision to select StubHub as MSU’s
Official Fan to Fan Ticket Marketplace provides Spartan fans the opportunity
to work with the industry leader in the secondary ticket market.”

StubHub and Paciolan collaborate on many collegiate partnerships; since the
two companies began working together in August 2010, the number of integrated
college partners has tripled. Paciolan’s leading software integration enhances
the overall fan experience. Whenever a fan purchases tickets online, they
re-issue a completely new barcode, cancelling the old barcode and marking a
seamless exchange of tickets. Combined with StubHub’s FanProtect Guarantee,
this new product integration presents Spartans fans with complete protection
from fraud and a stress-free purchasing process when buying tickets online.

“We are proud to be bringing the StubHub service to Spartans fans,” said Greg
Ivry, Business Development Director at StubHub. “Our integration with Paciolan
will provide a high level of convenience and safety, complimented by our
award-winning customer service.”

Kicking off the 2013 athletic season, StubHub marketing assets will be highly
visible across football and basketball properties for the university,
including in venue digital signs at Spartan Stadium and The Jack Breslin
Student Events Center, in-game features, and prominent online placements
amongst other assets. StubHub will also activate via Spartan social media.

“We are thrilled that Michigan State University is partnering with StubHub and
Paciolan to offer a convenient marketplace for fans to buy and sell tickets
for Spartan Athletics events,” said Dave Butler, CEO Paciolan. “This
partnership offers an easy way for season ticket holders to sell tickets if
they cannot attend a game, and also provides fans an opportunity to buy
tickets to a sold out game. Everybody wins!”

About StubHub

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 San Francisco
Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA,
NHL and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, Tickets.com, and
Paciolan.

StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub,
visit www.stubhub.com, www.twitter.com/stubhub or www.facebook.com/stubhub

About Paciolan

Founded in 1980, Paciolan is the leader in venue enablement, powering
ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions for leading
organizations across North America. Collectively, Paciolan powers over 500
live entertainment organizations that sell over 100 million tickets annually.
Primary markets include college athletics, professional sports, performing
arts, arenas and museums. Paciolan is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Comcast-Spectacor.

Visit www.paciolan.com for additional company information.

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Contact:

StubHub
Shannon J. Barbara, 415-222-8494
sbarbara@stubhub.com
or
Paciolan
Craig Ricks, 949-823-1636
cricks@paciolan.com
or
Michigan State University
John Lewandowski, 517-355-2271
lewski@ath.msu.edu
 
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