Cavaliers Introduce “Flash Seats” to Season Ticket Holders

Cleveland, Oct. 9th - The Cleveland Cavaliers have introduced a revolutionary new service called Flash Seats that eliminates the need for physical tickets and allows ticket holders to enter Quicken Loans Arena simply by swiping a credit card or driver’s license that is electronically embedded. The innovative technology not only provides the convenience of ticketless venue access, but also offers a secure, team-sanctioned online marketplace for transferring and selling game seats. The Cavaliers are the first NBA team to introduce this new technology and offer it as an exclusive benefit to season ticket holders.

Flash Seats is available for 2006-07 to all season ticket holders who wish to participate in the FREE service.

“The appeal of Flash Seats it is that is easy to use, it is secure and provides our season ticket holders with another exclusive benefit that adds more value to their relationship with us,” said Cavaliers Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Chad Estis.

Quick Easy Access
At every entrance of The Q there will be a specially marked Flash Seats gate, where instead of presenting a ticket, the seat-holder presents an electronically embedded credit card or driver’s license to a Quicken Loans Arena Guest Services Representative. The card is swiped with a hand-held device that prints a receipt that identifies the seat location. The convenience allows these fans fast access into the arena without worrying about forgotten, lost or stolen tickets, and eliminates waiting in long lines.

“The convenience factor for Flash Seats is huge,” said Estis. “Sitting at their own computers, season ticket holders can transfer or sell their seats on game day or night in just seconds. It doesn’t get much easier than that.”

Transfer Tickets with Ease
By using their online Flash Seat account, season ticket holders can transfer their seats to other parties via email by simply entering the email address of the intended recipient. Seat transfers are almost instantaneous, so transfers can be made very close to game time. After opening the email, the transferee creates their own Flash Seats account and can then use their personal identification to enter the arena.

Safer and Impossible to Counterfeit
Through Flash Seats, the season ticket holder also has an easy, secure marketplace for selling their seats for fair market value. Flash Seats is the official secondary ticket marketplace of the Cavaliers. It is the only team-authorized marketplace for the re-sale of tickets above face value. The buyer can be assured that the purchased seat is authentic and valid.

Resell Tickets You Can’t Use
To sell seats they can’t use, the seat-holder simply logs onto their Flash Seats account, chooses the game and seats offered for sale, sets the minimum asking price— then clicks “sell” for the bidding to begin. The buyer must open their own Flash Seats account to purchase the seats and also enter their personal identification information for entry into the arena. Flash Seats will handle the payment transaction electronically.

Calling All Cavs Fans
Flash Seats also provides a safe, secure format for ANY FAN to purchase tickets to a sold-out game, or to simply access seats that are typically not available to the general public because the seat locations are already owned by season ticket holders.

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