Ticketmaster To Enhance Purchasing Experiences For All Trail Blazers And Rose Quarter Events

All Rose Quarter events available on Ticketmaster beginning July 1

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 19, 2014) – The Portland Trail Blazers and the Rose Quarter have enlisted Ticketmaster in their continued efforts to enhance every fan’s experience. The Trail Blazers rejoin 25 NBA teams already leveraging Ticketmaster’s platform.

Beginning Tuesday, July 1, Ticketmaster will provide fans of the Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter events with a comprehensive online ticketing destination with all available ticket options. This association will lead to increased accessibility and efficiency during the ticket purchase and utilization process for fans and consumers of live music, sporting and family events at the Rose Quarter.

“This relationship is a next-level opportunity in response to what our fans have requested as their ticket purchasing and utilization experience for Rose Quarter events,” said Vincent Ircandia, Rose Quarter Vice President of Business Analytics and Ticket Operations. “A fan’s connection to their favorite concerts, shows or Trail Blazers games starts with the ticket purchase transaction but is maintained through an accessible management platform. Ticketmaster provides convenience and efficiency throughout that entire process.”

The leader in mobile purchasing and management of event tickets, Ticketmaster has demonstrated a relentless focus on innovation to deliver new features, improved services and an enhanced fan experience. The result is a fully functioning, safe and secure purchase process with additional functionality that will be offered to fans in the coming months.

“We are delighted to once again serve the Trail Blazers, Rose Quarter and Portland-area fans. We have no doubt that our host of innovative solutions will help the team grow and develop their fan base, while delivering ticket buyers the best tools to discover more events, and purchase tickets more conveniently,” said Cole Gahagan, Executive Vice President of Clients for Ticketmaster.

Ticketmaster offers a new mobile app that makes purchasing mobile tickets easier than ever before for fans of Rose Quarter events. Fans can download the app today with sales going live in the app environment on July 1. The Trail Blazers are also pursuing integration with the Trail Blazers mobile app, which will provide a portable way to efficiently discover, buy, transfer and sell tickets.

The switch to Ticketmaster will also provide Trail Blazers season ticket holders with a brand new portal for easy ticket management and renewal, released later this summer. Ticketmaster’s state-of-the-art secondary market experience will offer all fans a streamlined ticket exchange process for expedient ticket re-sale.

Ticketmaster, a division of Live Nation Entertainment, has helped bring one of the largest and most diverse group of entertainers to the Rose Quarter in 2014. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Eagles, Elton John, The Black Keys, Justin Timberlake and Fleetwood Mac are among the performers who will take their acts to the Moda Center during the remainder of this year.

When Rose Quarter event tickets become available on Ticketmaster beginning July 1, fans can also purchase tickets at Walmart and select Fred Meyer locations or by calling 800.745.3000.