Secure mobile payment built into new app for The Bushnell Center for the Performing ArtsCOSTA MESA, Calif. and HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — Tickets.com, provider of state-of-the-art technology solutions to more than 1,000 sports and entertainment clients around the world, today announced it has launched the first venue ticketing integration with support for Apple Pay. A new app, The Bushnell, is now available in the App Store and patrons of The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts (Hartford, CT) may purchase tickets quickly and securely using Apple Pay, making it the first entertainment venue in the world to offer this in-app payment option for ticket purchases.
"The Bushnell is very excited to expand its relationship with Tickets.com by becoming the first performing arts venue to integrate ticketing via Apple Pay," said David Fay, President and CEO of The Bushnell. "The Bushnell app will extend the capabilities of our recently redesigned website, bushnell.com, and offer our customers a new, fast, and secure option for purchasing tickets."
The Bushnell leverages the ProVenue® ticketing platform, a proprietary technology solution built by Tickets.com. Through a hosted, open architecture, ProVenue® delivers a reliable and scalable ticket purchasing solution developed from fully integrated and customizable end-to-end services.
"We are proud to debut Apple Pay support for The Bushnell in anticipation of its holiday performance season and a 2015 calendar filled with popular events," said Joe Choti, CEO, Tickets.com. "This integration is another important development in our on-going commitment to mobile ticketing technology and the dynamic possibilities it presents for our venue clients and their millions of patrons."
Tickets.com will continue its rollout of in-app Apple Pay support to its global client sports and entertainment roster, including Major League Baseball teams through the MLB.com At the Ballpark app. Availability for each venue will be announced as it launches.
About Tickets.com, Inc.
Tickets.com, a wholly owned subsidiary of MLBAM, is a leading provider of fully integrated event ticketing technologies, solutions, and services for thousands of top arts, entertainment, and sporting events worldwide. Delivering the latest in ticketing technology, Tickets.com offers the advanced ProVenue® ticketing platform, which serves as the core of a comprehensive web-based suite of integrated features, products, and services that help clients enhance ticket sales, marketing efforts, and overall customer experience. Tickets.com is headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, and has regional offices across the U.S. and around the world. The company also sells tickets directly to consumers through its website at www.tickets.com.
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