London, UK (PRWEB) September 6, 2007
viagogo (http://www.viagogo.co.uk), Europe’s leading secondary ticketing company, continues to power the Chelsea FC and Manchester United ticket exchanges for a second season and will continue to be the official secondary ticketing partner for both football clubs.
The viagogo ticket exchange proved to be a big hit with the fans at both clubs during last season. Tens of thousands of Chelsea and Manchester Utd fans registered for both clubs’ ticket exchanges and benefited from the service viagogo provides.
This season the viagogo Manchester United ticket exchange has been enhanced to enable fans to trade tickets for cup matches for the first time, in addition to trading league game tickets.
As nearly all home matches at Stamford Bridge and Old Trafford are sold out, the ticket exchange is the last chance for many fans to get much sought after tickets. viagogo offers the only official ticket exchange enabling fans to buy unwanted match tickets from season ticket holders within a secure, transparent and guaranteed online environment. It also offers the only way of legally exchanging tickets to Chelsea and Manchester United games.
The success of the services with Chelsea and Manchester Utd. has led to viagogo developing a string of partnerships with football clubs in England, Germany and Scotland. Earlier in 2007, the company signed deals to become the official secondary ticketing partner of Everton FC and Bundesliga giants FC Bayern Munich and it also became an official partner of Blackburn Rovers FC. Most recently, viagogo announced its first partnership in Scotland, with Heart of Midlothian FC, and it is poised to launch further ticket exchanges for other clubs as the season progresses. Additionally viagogo has developed partnerships with leading rugby clubs, music organisations and charities that reinforce its position as the premier place to buy and sell tickets for all kinds of live events, from sport to music, theatre and more.
Eric Baker, CEO of viagogo said: “The popularity of our ticket exchanges amongst Chelsea and Manchester United fans exceeded our expectations and we’re looking forward to further success with all our football club partners throughout the new season. We’re delighted that we continue to lead the way in providing the best secondary ticketing solution that both fans and clubs have welcomed.”
The Chelsea and Manchester United ticket exchanges can be located via the official Chelsea FC and Manchester United club web pages at, http://chelseafc.viagogo.com and http://www.manutd.com/ticketexchange. Both clubs’ websites can also be accessed via links from http://www.viagogo.com.uk.
For more information about viagogo please contact
Melissa Varcoe or Harry Porter at freud communications
Tel: 020 3003 6300; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes for editors
viagogo is an online secondary ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and secure environment. What that means is that viagogo facilitates and guarantees the exchange between someone who wants to sell and someone who wants to buy live event tickets. By managing payment and delivery we guarantee that buyers will receive their tickets and sellers will receive payment. For this service, viagogo takes a commission which is a percentage of each exchange.
viagogo was set up in August 2006 by the co-founder of StubHub.com, the leading online secondary ticketing company in the US that was acquired in March 2007 by eBay for $ 307m. Based on an already proven business model and adapted for the European market, viagogo is the first and leading business of its kind in Europe, bringing efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky marketplace. It is therefore the best place to buy and sell live event tickets in a secure and guaranteed way.
Since it launched, viagogo has developed a portfolio of partnership deals with world-leading UK and European sports teams, media companies and charities. It is the official secondary ticketing partner of football clubs Chelsea FC, Manchester United FC, Everton FC, and FC Bayern Munich, as well as Rugby Union clubs Leicester Tigers and London Wasps. Among other deals, viagogo has also signed partnerships with Blackburn Rovers FC, lastminute.com, Europe’s leading independent online travel and leisure group, major global music company Warner Music International, and charities Amnesty International, Music for Relief and Leonard Cheshire. viagogo is the online destination of choice for people seeking tickets for major live events of all kinds across Europe.