May 14, 2013 — SAN FRANCISCO StubHub, the worlds largest fan-to-fan ticket marketplace will launch its Canadian marketing efforts with Hockey Night in Canadas Play On! nation-wide event, starting this month and running through the end of June. Launched in 2000, the San Francisco-based company is focused on growing its Canadian business as part of its global ticketing platform.
We are proud to partner with Hockey Night in Canadas Play On! said Anthony Lipschitz, StubHub Canada. Our hope is to connect with hockey purists across the nation as we extend our presence in the Canadian market.
We are excited to announce this two-year partnership with Stub Hub, said Scott Hill, National Program Director. We know Canadians will be excited as they learn more about Stub Hub and then experience their outstanding offering.
The 2013 Play On! event marks the 10th anniversary of the 21-city sports festival that, over the next nine weeks, will feature a recreational and competitive 4-on-4 street hockey tournament for boys, girls, men and women of all ages and skill levels. The tournament culminates with the national championships in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia Sept. 26-28.
As part of StubHubs sponsorship, the ticketing company will receive branding exposure at all 21 events, with custom, on-site brand activations in 7 markets, including Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Vancouver and the national championships in Nova Scotia in September.
StubHub will also receive promotion across several media platforms, including television integration into the CBCs Hockey Night in Canada.
Hockey Night in Canadas Play On! has grown at an average of more than 30% annually since it started in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2003 and this year, will host more than 6,000 teams across Canada and involve more games played than all North American professional sports leagues combined.
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 companys FanProtect Guarantee”. Company partners include the San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented with companies such as ESPN, Paciolan. AEG, and Tickets.com. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY). For more information on StubHub, visit http://www.stubhub.com, twitter.com/stubhub or facebook.com/stubhub
About Hockey Night in Canadas Play On!
Hockey Night in Canadas Play On! is the largest (road) hockey tournament in the world. Similar in concept to the NBAs 3on3 street ball program, the program features recreational and competitive street hockey divisions for boys, girls, men and women of all ages and skill levels. Anyone can play! These wholesome, festive, street hockey events celebrate Canadas favorite pastime while capturing the imagination and innocence of youth, making kids feel like NHL pros and helping adults feel like kids again. For more information visit http://www.playon.ca