TicketManager | Verizon Center Drives Business with TicketManager

Home of NHL’s Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards partners with TicketManager to get tickets out of drawers and into vital customers hands


Tickets mean business at the Verizon Center, home of the NBA’s Washington Wizards and the NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics, as TicketManager, the most trusted ticket management provider is proud to announce their renewed partnership with the Washington DC arena.

“TicketManager has been a terrific partner in helping clients get the most from their Verizon Center premium seat tickets,” said Patrick Duffy, vice president of corporate partnerships at Monumental Sports & Entertainment. “With the results we saw in year one of our partnership, we’d highly encourage businesses in the sports industry to implement TicketManager.”

The choice of over 4,000 companies, including giants such as American Express, Google and Verizon, TicketManager makes it easy for companies entertaining clients to access, use, deliver and track their tickets, invitations, and custom events right in their CRM, email, or mobile apps including Salesforce, Outlook, the AppStore, and Google Play. With real time reporting on guest lists, ROI, and compliance, TicketManager has changed the way businesses look at inviting customers to events.

“Verizon Center has an impressive list of business partners, many of which are TicketManager customers including NBC, Verizon, SunTrust, CBS and Ernst & Young,” said Tony Knopp, CEO and Co-Founder of TicketManager. “They were an easy choice for sponsorship as they really are at the cutting edge of technology, customer service, and experience. It is a brand we love having the TicketManager name tied to.”

Verizon Center, owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment, is a 20,000-seat multi-purpose sports and entertainment venue in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., and hosts an average of 220 events per year. The arena is home to the NBA’s Washington Wizards, the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the WNBA’s Washington Mystics and the Georgetown Hoya’s men’s basketball team as well as concerts, family shows and world-class sporting events.

Through TicketManager’s partnerships, companies see sports tickets as a necessary investment with the average corporate guest representing more than $131,000 in business, while suites at sports venues can bring in more than $2.5 million in potential revenue. With such a powerful asset at their fingertips, companies are turning to TicketManager to unlock the full potential of their tickets and invitations while staying totally compliant to legal and tax regulations.

The first year returns are impressive. With TicketManager, corporate executives can analyze how their tickets are working to make decisions on where to allocate ticket requests for high-demand games and how to allocate budgets going forward. Companies using the TicketManager services see an average reduction in ticket waste of over 30% and a move to e-ticketing saving on shipping. Companies can measure return on investment (ROI) and return on business objective (ROBO) in order to understand how their tickets are working for them.

“We’re very excited to renew with the Verizon Center,” said Knopp. “Last year’s success for both the Wizards and Capitals will translate to higher demand and we’ll be there to help company’s measure results alongside one of the best sales and services teams in sports and entertainment. Opening night can’t come soon enough.”

About Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Monumental Sports & Entertainment is one of the largest integrated sports and entertainment companies in the country with one of the most diverse partnership groups in all of sports. MSE owns and operates three professional sports teams: the NBA’s Washington Wizards, NHL’s Washington Capitals and WNBA’s Washington Mystics. The group also owns and operates Verizon Center, the premier sports and entertainment venue in Washington, D.C. Monumental Sports & Entertainment also oversees the management of Kettler Capitals Iceplex, the state-of-the-art training facility for the Capitals and George Mason University’s EagleBank Arena. In January 2013 Monumental Sports & Entertainment launched Monumental Network, a digital platform that serves as the hub for the region’s sports and entertainment news. Visit MonumentalNetwork.com for more information.

About TicketManager
TicketManager is where tickets mean business. TicketManager makes company tickets simple by enabling companies to measure the business impact of sports and entertainment assets while staying compliant.

Described as “Necessary in Business” by CNBC, TicketManager offers a variety of web and mobile products to help companies of all sizes use the tickets they own, buy the tickets they need, and stay compliant with all federal, state, and local regulation without adding another layer of red-tape or confusing software.

TicketManager makes tickets available where the business user lives, whether on their mobile device, in their CRM, or through their team and venue partners. TicketManager partners with over 60 professional sports teams and venues as well as industry leading partners, Salesforce.com and Concur, to offer integrated products alongside education. The company is based in Calabasas, Calif.