StubHub Opens Flagship Store in NYC

New Midtown location provides end-to-end event going experience for buyers and sellers

StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the opening of its flagship retail store location in New York City. Located just two blocks south of Times Square, the flagship store serves as an ideal destination for fans to find the events that are right for them, through technology and world-class customer service that simplifies buying, selling, and accessing incredible live experiences.

StubHub’s new flagship store features a full service desk for buying and selling tickets, expert customer service representatives to recommend events and assist fans on site, and an in-venue event space for artist meet and greets, autograph signings and speaking engagements. The store also includes other customer experience enhancements such as a photo booth and ticket kiosks where fans can find upcoming events around New York City and anywhere else around the world. These features are designed to create a better end-to-end customer experience for live event goers and strengthen StubHub’s commitment to connecting fans with inspiring event experiences across the globe.

“We are thrilled to open our flagship store in the heart of New York City to further serve our fans and inspire them to experience the world through incredible live events,” said Glenn Feinberg, Head of Flagship Operations at StubHub. “With this new store location, StubHub is creating a more personal relationship with our fans and providing them with an amazing event going experience in the greatest city in the world.”

StubHub uses technology to enhance and improve people’s live experiences, and the new flagship store serves as an extension of its award winning customer service. Whether online, mobile or in person, StubHub is dedicated to connecting fans to the artists, athletes and performers they love.

StubHub’s New York City flagship was designed by Gensler and is now open every day, Monday – Sunday, from 9am to 9pm. The flagship is located at 1412 Broadway on the corner of Broadway and 39th St in Manhattan. Come join us to plan your next live event experience!

“Ready, Set, Live”: StubHub and Beachbody® Team Up to Prepare Fans for the “Rigors” of Summer Music Festivals

Developed by Beachbody Super Trainers Joel & Jericho, the Fun “Fitness Regimen” Preps Festival Goers to Keep Up with Crowd Surfing, Fist Pumping and More

NEW YORK – JUNE 13, 2017 – Don’t let festival season kick your butt! Whether you want to build endurance to make the rounds at music festivals or get in shape for the mosh pit at a big stadium show this summer, StubHub and Beachbody have a solution to get you ready to rock.

“Ready, Set, Live” is a new workout created by StubHub and Beachbody Super Trainers Joel Freeman and Jericho McMatthews to ensure music fans can fist-pump, crowd-surf, endure the long lines and cover the distance between festival stages without a worry.

Knowing the summer concert season can test even the biggest music fans’ endurance levels, the exclusive 45-minute regimen combines strength training and stretching to prepare concert-goers to dance for hours, raise their phones for countless selfies, and relax tired neck muscles after a long day of looking up at their favorite performers.

“Warm summer days and long summer nights means it’s time to get out to hear live music, especially at festivals, and StubHub wants to make sure that nothing stops fans from the magic of experiencing their favorite acts, making sure they have the moves it takes to keep up at these high-energy events,” said Jessica Erskine, head of entertainment communications at StubHub. “Joel and Jericho’s top tips for concert season will get fans ready to stand up, shake it and go non-stop throughout festivals this summer.”

The moves designed by Beachbody’s Joel and Jericho exclusively for “Ready, Set, Live” include:

  • The Up All Day: Stay strong during long festival days (and nights) and keep that endurance going with moves like the high-knee jump rope and Spiderman climbers.
  • The Double-Up Dance: Mosh pit or dance floor, general admission or assigned seats, make sure you can bust the right moves with alternating clinch knees and triple lunge with rhythm.
  • The Look Out: Sometimes you need to play defense to avoid other fans’ dance move fails with roll jumps and ground-to-fighter stance.
  • The Best View: Not everyone can see over the crowd, so be sure you can still get a great view or find your friends in a crowd with the lateral jump, vertical jump and squat-squat jump.
  • The Encore: Help ease the soreness and get into a more relaxed state before the end of the night with neck stretches and shoulder rolls.

“Music festivals can be grueling! The long days we spend on our feet dancing, walking and standing in line can take a toll,” said Joel and Jericho, creators of Beachbody’s MMA workout Core de Force. “We’re excited to work with StubHub to help bring a fun and unique workout to audiences looking to make the most of their festival experience. This workout is tailored to help festival-goers stand tall and feel strong so they don’t miss a beat!”

Music lovers and festival-goers can try the workout at home via Beachbody On Demand (https://www.beachbodyondemand.com/blog/festival-season-exercises) and StubHub’s YouTube page (https://youtu.be/2zxfxaUGdMU). Watch StubHub and Beachbody social channels to learn how to participate in live pop-up workouts with Beachbody Super Trainers in Chicago ahead of Lollapalooza and in San Francisco prior to Outside Lands.

About StubHub
:
At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

About Beachbody:
Beachbody, a worldwide leader in health and fitness headquartered in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon with the mission to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. Beachbody’s formula of world-class fitness, nutrition, motivation and support has proven again and again to deliver results for its customers. For more information please visit www.Beachbody.com or check out Joel & Jericho’s MMA workout Core de Force on http://www.BeachbodyOnDemand.com.

Media Contact:
Extension PR for StubHub l Maggie Hund l 323.556.7004 l mhund@extensionpr.com
Ericho PR for Beachbody l Liz Zarins l 323.553.2027 l liz@erichopr.com

Warriors vs. Cavs 2017 NBA Finals Ticket Trends – June 1, 2017

Today is the big day. Cleveland will face Golden State at Oracle Arena for Game 1 of their third consecutive NBA finals series matchup. StubHub gives an updated look into ticket demand figures and where buyers are coming from for the 2017 NBA Finals.  

What is demand looking like compared to recent years?

Demand figures to date suggest NBA fans are more eager to attend games this year than last year. Here is a how this year’s sales stack up against recent years:

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Where are sales coming from?

This year’s NBA finals are set to be the most global in attendance in recent years.

Ticket purchases for NBA Finals games have been registered in a total of 29 different countries with sales outside the U.S. having increased by over 140% compared to last year. Cross-border sales account for 6% of ticket sales for this year’s finals. (See map below)

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What fans are traveling more to attend away games?

The Golden State fanbase seems to be the most enthusiastic of the two with Warriors fans buying up 15% more away game tickets compared to Cavs fans based on total ticket sales on StubHub to date.

StubHub Launches Enhanced Suite of Ticket Seller Tools

StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, launched an enhanced suite of tools for ticket sellers in North America, including a new price setting recommendation tool dubbed “pricing assistant,” making the process to sell tickets easier and more successful than ever before.

The new pricing assistant tool is now live within StubHub’s simple and guided step-by-step ticket listing process, in which sellers are informed about how to set pricing based on the best chance of making a sale, with the capability to easily adjust list prices and respond to the market dynamics with a few clicks, on any device – on the StubHub mobile app or desktop – anytime, anywhere.

“Our new seller tools are part of StubHub’s strategic journey to develop the simplest and most intuitive ticket listing and successful selling process for our customers,” said StubHub General Manager of North America Perkins Miller. “Pricing assistant and the tools supported within it are part of StubHub’s mission to innovate with technology to ultimately enable fans to connect with others and the live events they love.”

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The pricing assistant tool uses algorithms based on the industry’s most sophisticated data from StubHub’s 15-year history, merging seat and section pricing data, recent transactions for listings of similar value and event type, plus current market activity.

dialAccompanying the new price recommendation tool are email alerts – and coming soon, push notifications – to help sellers quickly respond to the market and adjust pricing to increase their chance of selling tickets.

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Finally, other developments to make the selling process even easier include a new seller landing page, now live with how-to-list-your-tickets instructional videos, as well as updated map and market activity pages within the sell flow process, providing sellers the most thorough and transparent view of ticket pricing and market value to better inform the entire listing process.

LINEUP AND SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED FOR STUBHUB LIVE: THE COFFEE HOUSE at FIREFLY MUSIC FESTIVAL

This Year Marks the Third Year of StubHub’s Partnership with the Festival, Bringing Intimate Sets From Main Stage Acts, Which Include O.A.R., Bob Moses, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Hamilton Leithauser

DOVER, DELA. – (May 30, 2017) – Firefly Music Festival and StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today announced the lineup and schedule of StubHub Live:  The Coffee House at Firefly, featuring intimate sets from main stage acts.  This year marks StubHub’s third year as an exclusive festival partner as the Official Ticket Marketplace of Firefly.  As the exclusive ticket partner, fans are offered a seamless experience planning, buying and selling tickets and attending the festival through StubHub. In addition, StubHub is the presenting sponsor of Firefly’s acoustic stage and café, “The Coffee House,” with exclusive intimate, trimmed down and unique performances from festival acts including O.A.R., Bob Moses, Rainbow Kitten Surprise and Hamilton Leithauser.

StubHub Live: The Coffee House will feature a total of 15 acts across all four days.  A new addition to the lineup this year will be unique showcases opening the stage on Friday and Sunday, featuring a collaboration of acts for distinctly engaging performances by beatboxers and singer-songwriters.

As the Official Ticket Marketplace, StubHub is the only authorized resale platform to buy GA, VIP and Super VIP passes to the festival. StubHub’s FanProtect™ guarantee and customer service track record promise an excellent purchasing experience that aligns with Firefly’s customer satisfaction goals.

“We’re excited to build upon our partnership with StubHub and once again provide an exclusive and memorable experience for our fans at The Coffee House,” says Alex Yount, sponsorship sr. manager of Firefly Music Festival.

An enduring element of the three-year partnership includes exclusive content and interviews on StubHub’s social channels from StubHub Live: The Coffee House artists before, during and after their sets.  Attendees will also have a chance to engage with some new product features from StubHub at The Coffee House with the opportunity to win access to unique activations on-site.  StubHub will once again be present with an on-site Will Call to assist any attendees who purchased Firefly passes on StubHub.

“Firefly continues to be a fantastic partner for StubHub, as they continuously innovate the fan experience across all aspects of the festival,” said Justin Finn, head of event marketing and sponsorships for StubHub.  “In our third year, StubHub has been able to work even closer with Firefly to bring a richer, deeper and more personal experience to attendees through the engaging and unique lineup on The Coffee House stage, helping us fulfill the StubHub Live mission: to bring more to live experiences.”

Passes for Firefly Music Festival are still available through FireflyFestival.com at the price of $309 for a four-day general admission pass or $89 for a single day general admission pass.

STUBHUB LIVE:  THE COFFEE HOUSE – LINEUP AND SCHEDULE
THURSDAY, JUNE 15th
6:00 PM         Social Animals
7:15 PM         Salt Cathedral
8:30 PM         Jared and the Mill
10:15 PM       O.A.R.

SATURDAY, JUNE 17th
2:45 PM         Scriptkiddie
4:45 PM         Walker Lukens
6:30 PM         Magic Giant
9:15 PM         Rainbow Kitten Surprise

FRIDAY, JUNE 16th
12:15 PM       Showcase:  Beatboxing
3:00 PM         Dreamers
4:45 PM         Shaed
6:45 PM         Judah & the Lion
9:00 PM         Bob Moses

SUNDAY, JUNE 18th
12:30 PM       Showcase:  Songwriters
3:15 PM         The Orphan The Poet
5:15 PM         Michael Blume
7:15 PM         Hamilton Leithauser

For more information on Firefly Music Festival, please contact Nicole Meagher at nicole.meagher@redfrogevents.com.

Firefly Music Festival is the east coast’s largest music and camping festival, taking place annually in The Woodlands of Dover, DE. Firefly is the first-ever fan-curated music festival. The Firefly community shapes the festival experience by voting on major decisions including attractions, artists, experiences, designs, and more. In The Woodlands, attendees enjoy amazing performances from their favorite musicians, explore new activities, spend the late nights with friends in the campgrounds, and make memories that last a lifetime. The 2017 festival will take place June 15 – 18 and features headliners The Weeknd, Muse, Twenty One Pilots, Chance the Rapper, and Bob Dylan and His Band, as well as 125 additional acts.  Visit FireflyFestival.com for more information.

Contact:
Firefly Music Festival | Nicole Meagher
Nicole.Meagher@redfrogevents.com
(312)802-6039
FireflyFestival.com

StubHub| Jessica Erskine
jerskine@stubhub.com
(818) 618-8244

About Red Frog Events: Red Frog Events is an event production company and pioneer of the experiential entertainment industry, recognized for its award-winning company culture. Since 2007, the company has developed innovative brands including the Warrior Dash obstacle race series, Firefly Music Festival, and Chicago Beer Classic. Red Frog also provides event services ranging from food and beverage to its ticketing platform, EventSprout. Red Frog has been named one of Forbes’ “Most Promising Companies in America”, has appeared consecutively on Inc. Magazine’s “Fastest Growing Companies” list, and was recognized on Chicago Tribune’s “Top Workplaces” from 2011-2014, among other honors. In recognition of its philanthropic efforts, the company was selected as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital’s “Corporate Partner of the Year”. To date, Red Frog has raised over $13.5 million of a $25 million dollar fundraising commitment to St. Jude and in 2016, announced a one percent profit donation to the organization. Visit RedFrogEvents.com for more information.

About StubHub
: At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

StubHub Becomes Title Sponsor for Cerezo Osaka vs. Sevilla FC in StubHub World Match 2017 in Japan

StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace and global partner of Cerezo Osaka of the JLeague, will be the title sponsor for the “StubHub World Match 2017,” an international friendly Match featuring Cerezo Osaka versus La Liga’s Sevilla FC of Spain on July 17 in Osaka. The exhibition game is part of this summer’s JLeague International Series.

StubHub_wordmark_300x25“As StubHub expands globally, our partnerships in the Asia Pacific region are increasingly important, and we are thrilled to extend our relationship with Cerezo Osaka as the title sponsor when it hosts Sevilla FC this summer,” Kohei Okusa, StubHub Japan marketing manager.

The StubHub World Match 2017 will take place at Yanmar Stadium Nagai in Osaka, and details including kick-off time and tickets will be announced in the coming days.

The La Liga team has a long history of winning, dating back 120 years, including five UEFA Cups (most recently in 2016) and five Spanish Cups.

The match marks the first time StubHub as a title sponsor for a JLeague exhibition match.

STUBHUB REVEALS THE TOP 10 MUSIC TOURS OF SUMMER 2017

Stubhub’s Third-Annual Summer Tour Preview Reveals U2 Is the Most In-Demand Act; Justin Bieber and Tool Offer the Best Value; and New Festivals Make the Top Five Music Festivals List

San Francisco – (May 15, 2017) – StubHub, the world’s largest ticket marketplace, today released its third-annual preview of the summer concert landscape, breaking down the most in-demand touring acts of summer 2017. U2 unseats last year’s leader, Adele, by taking the #1 spot on the list, which heavily features legacy rock artists for the third year in a row. Top contemporary artists like Ed Sheeran also rank highly, and Kendrick Lamar broke the top 10 list for the first time, only three weeks after his tour was announced.

2017 Top Selling Acts
Based on total sales on StubHub for U.S. dates from Memorial Day to Labor Day

  1. U2
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Bruno Mars
  4. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  5. Lady Gaga
  6. Metallica
  7. Kendrick Lamar
  8. Tool
  9. Justin Bieber
  10. Roger Waters

By the Numbers: Breaking Down the Top 10 List

  • Legacy rock acts have dominated the list for the last three years, demonstrating an ongoing command of the touring landscape throughout the summer
  • #1 U2 outsells #2 Ed Sheeran by 65%, even with fewer than half as many shows in the summer months (13 vs. 32), and exceeds last year’s #1, Adele, by 15%, even with eight fewer dates
  • Looking at average sales per-show, U2 still dominates, outselling the second highest per-show performer (Lady Gaga) by 118%; eight of U2’s dates are the top in-demand of individual events all summer; the June 3 Chicago appearance is the most in-demand concert of the summer
  • The only artist to return to the list from 2016 is Justin Bieber
  • Tool is the most affordable top 10 act to see this summer based on the lowest average ticket prices overall
  • Justin Bieber is a great deal this summer – his tour sold the least expensive ticket of acts in the top 10, and the price of tickets purchased on StubHub this year is down 40% over last summer
  • When tickets for Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. tour went on sale April 28, searches on StubHub quadrupled from the day before and he shot into the top 10 selling summer acts in one week – his position on the list is likely to keep climbing as the summer progresses
  • Roger Waters may be the hardest working on the list this summer with the most tour dates (34) of anyone in the top 10 during the summer months; Ed Sheeran (26 years old) is second with 32 tour dates

Music festivals continue to be a way for an increasing number of fans to see a multitude of acts between independent headlining tours. BottleRock, as a relatively newer festival, has been the fastest growing summer music festival over the past three years (demand has nearly tripled since 2015).  Keeping in line with the trending demand of legacy rock acts, two out of three of the top music festivals this summer are devoted to classic rock acts.

The most in-demand U.S. summer music festivals based on ticket sales on StubHub to date are:

  1. CMA Music Festival (June 8-11 in Nashville, TN)
  2. BottleRock Napa (May 26-28 in Napa, CA)
  3. Lollapalooza (August 3-6 in Chicago, IL)
  4. The Classic East (July 29-30 in Flushing, NY)
  5. The Classic West (July 15-16 in Los Angeles, CA)

About StubHub
 At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows, and artists and introduce them to the ones they’ll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 130 properties in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, plus AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience. StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

Media Contact:
Extension PR for StubHub l Maggie Hund l 323.556.7004 l mhund@extensionpr.com
StubHub | Jessica Erskine | jerskine@StubHub.com