The partnership will create a first-of-a-kind platform for ticketing high school events
Cleveland, OH – Home Team Marketing (HTM) and Veritix® have partnered to create a turnkey ticketing solution that streamlines the high school ticketing process and offers fans the option to purchase tickets in advance and on the day of the event, either online or at the school box office. Schools will be able to admit attendees to events via a patented paperless entry technology as well as other commonly used ticketing formats such as print-at-home tickets and traditional hard stock tickets.
The solution was designed using School Administrator and Athletic Director feedback, which revealed that the current high school ticketing process was time-consuming, error-prone, inconvenient, and lacking in financial accountability and safety. It is an easy-to-use ticketing platform, customized for the high school market. It will save schools time and money, and it will increase security by eliminating the need for schools to open their doors to the public to sell tickets.
This partnership will leverage the core competencies from each respective organization. Home Team Marketing has focused solely on high schools for more than 12 years and has access to over 11,000 schools nationwide. Veritix® has provided transformational ticketing and business solutions for professional, collegiate and venue partners, including the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments. Veritix® continues to invest in ticketing solutions that meet key client needs and enhance the fan experience.
“HTM’s ticketing platform will revolutionize the way tickets are sold for high school events. When you combine Home Team Marketing’s experience in the high school space with the expertise Veritix® has in ticketing, it’s a win-win for the schools” said Peter Fitzpatrick, President and Co-Founder of Home Team Marketing. “High schools can now have access to the high level service and security that major colleges and pro teams utilize.”
“Veritix is known for our innovative approach to ticketing, and we believe the high school market can greatly benefit from our dynamic offering,” said Veritix® CEO Samuel Gerace. “Fans are ready to take advantage of the latest technology, and it will give high schools more control over the ticketing process and provide fans with easy, flexible entry options that meet their lifestyle needs,” he continued.
HTM launched the new ticketing platform at the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) Boys State Championship football games in Corsicana, Texas last month. Bryan Bunselmeyer, TAPPS Executive Director stated, “It was great to see how smoothly our ticketing ran at all three of our championship games. The platform was easy to use for our people working at the gates. It also improved our fans’ experience by allowing them the flexibility in purchasing tickets in advance of the game. I look forward to using them again at our future events.”
For more information visit ticketing.hometeammarketing.com or call (866) 810-2111.
Home Team Marketing
Home Team Marketing is the nation’s leading high school sports marketing company. HTM provides integrated marketing and multimedia solutions for corporate partners and revenue generating opportunities for individual high schools, state high school associations, and other school based activities. Home Team Marketing has access to over 11,000 high schools nationwide and works with four of the top five largest state associations in the country. HTM serves as the official marketing arm for numerous state associations. To date, more than $20 million has gone back to schools. HTM was named a finalist in Sports Business Journal’s “Sports Business Award” in the category of “Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services.”
Veritix® provides the most dynamic paperless ticketing, event marketing, and relationship management applications to artists, professional sports teams, universities, arts organizations, and entertainment venues. Veritix® also has the only patent-protected, fully integrated paperless ticketing platform – Flash Seats – which has revolutionized the sports and live entertainment industry by enabling paperless venue access while allowing artists, team owners and venue operators to regain control of their secondary market. The Veritix® ticketing platform lets clients truly take ownership of their ticketing operations and build better relationships with their customers and fans. Veritix® currently provides ticketing services to numerous professional teams in the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLS, and AHL and collegiate-level venues and events, including the NCAA Men’s Final Four.