Ticketmaster Australia has renewed its long-term partnership with the iconic Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.
The relationship, which will ultimately span over 30 years, has helped to deliver best-in-class technology to the world-renowned stadium and every visiting fan.
Throughout the partnership, Marvel Stadium will continue to access Ticketmaster’s industry-leading products, including digital ticketing. In fact, Ticketmaster created a fully digital ticketing journey to help fans return to Marvel Stadium for Australian Football League (AFL) games.
The new digital ticketing system means that fans can buy, access and forward tickets in the easiest and safest way possible, all while meeting the safety requirements of the Victorian Government.
Marvel Stadium will have access to Ticketmaster tools that enable event operators to fine-tune the logistics of their events with entry rate monitoring, contactless entry, SmartQueue, waiting list options, and more. These capabilities exemplify Ticketmaster’s ability to innovate rapidly, and the company’s foundation of digital ticketing enables the rollout of future upgrades and innovations regularly.
AFL executive general manager customer and commercial Kylie Rogers, said:
The partnership between Marvel Stadium and Ticketmaster has been proactive in assisting our hirers, our tenant clubs and our members with enhanced products, always looking towards the future with innovative and industry-leading solutions.
Maria O’Connor, Ticketmaster Australia and New Zealand chairman, said:
We are extremely proud to have been in partnership with Marvel Stadium since the gates opened. Marvel Stadium is one of the world’s most innovative venues, and together we’ve sold more than 20 million tickets over two decades. We look forward to selling millions more and providing an even greater level of technology and support to the venue as events ramp up again and we welcome back fans to all forms of live entertainment.
The renewal sits alongside Ticketmaster’s ongoing 15-year relationship with the AFL, with clubs continuing to utilise its targeted fan-focussed ticketing system.
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