TicketManager announced today that it is acquiring Sports Systems, a leader in event accreditation and corporate guest management. The acquisition of Sports Systems will add 250+ corporate and team customers to TicketManager’s community of companies and teams.
“We are building the largest, most extensive, and most exclusive community in sports and live events to get tickets in the right hands and drive measurable business,” said Tony Knopp, CEO and Co-Founder of TicketManager. “We have long admired Sports Systems and are excited to add their technology and customers to TicketManager.”
“TicketManager is the ideal company to join forces with, as our two firms have long shared the same purpose: creating solutions that simplify the challenges faced by rights holders and corporate partners across sports and entertainment,” added Jim Daigle, President and Founder of Sports Systems. “We are thrilled to become a part of an expansive and powerful community of sports and event professionals with shared interests and common goals.”
Sports Systems is widely recognized for providing clients with technology and services for media, staff and volunteer credentialing, guest registration, and sponsorship asset management. Notable customers include sponsors of the Olympic Games, FIFA World Cup, the Super Bowl, college football bowl games, Formula 1, the NFL, NCAA Final Four, Kentucky Derby, US Open (tennis) and College Football Playoff.
With the acquisition of Sports Systems, TicketManager will offer the most comprehensive suite of products and services across sponsorship, ticketing, guest management and event accreditation to the largest community of brands in sports and live events.
“The Sports Systems acquisition perfectly positions us to meet the broad spectrum of evolving needs of clients across the industry, as we anticipate the full return of fans and VIP guests to sports and entertainment events,” Knopp said.
TicketManager was founded in 2007 with a simple mission: to give companies everything they need to make client entertainment easy and drive greater ROI. It offers convenient and simple tech to create events, invite guests, register and check-in customers, and report on the effectiveness of each event in real-time.
TicketManager is the choice of thousands of globally known companies like Verizon, FedEx, Adidas, Anheuser-Busch, Nissan, Mastercard and more than 100 pro and college teams in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and NCAA. The company connects corporations and their customers with ticket and event management solutions for today’s businesses. TicketManager partners with the leading players in the tickets and corporate event industry including Ticketmaster. By working inside the apps customers already use, like Salesforce, TicketManager makes it easy for businesses of all sizes to manage, analyze and resell company tickets, while driving greater ROI and ensuring compliance.
TicketManager recently released the relationship-focused All Access Community, the largest, most extensive, and most exclusive network in sports and live events to buy, sell and share tickets and suites with other companies. The network includes more than 4,000 companies and 100 teams, and is easily leveraged with one simple click. Users are able to choose their partners, choose their terms, and get much more return on investment. See how it works.
TicketManager is based in Calabasas, Calif., with six offices globally managing and automating more than 30 million invitations, registrations, and tickets every year. For more information, visit https://www.ticketmanager.com.
About Sports Systems
Since 1986, Sports Systems has provided superior technology services yielding the best business results for our clients. Today, Sports Systems empowers the world’s leading brands as they activate their sponsorship rights for the world’s greatest sporting events, and creates operational efficiencies for premier sports properties. Who we are and what we believe is important to our success and directly benefits our clients.
Sports Systems delivers event technology innovations to professional and college sports teams and leagues, and Fortune 500 corporate sponsors and their agencies. Core services include: event accreditation/credentialing, guest invitation, registration and communication management, and sponsorship asset allocation and oversight. Sports Systems’ full-suite sports data management system simplifies the lives of sponsors, agencies, teams, leagues, and events throughout the world.