December 16, 2020
Charleston Battery Taps SeatGeek to be Club’s Primary Ticketing Provider, Becoming the Platform’s First South Carolina Based Partner
SeatGeek becomes the primary ticketing partner for Charleston Battery, bringing its industry-leading ticketing technology to the Club and its supporters
NEW YORK, NY and CHARLESTON, SC (December 16, 2020) — The Charleston Battery today announced a multi-year agreement with SeatGeek, the innovative ticketing platform, to become its primary ticketing partner. The Club becomes SeatGeek’s first South Carolina based partner and its third United Soccer League Championship (USL) partner. The partnership with SeatGeek gives Charleston supporters a superior digital-first, safe and easy way to buy, sell, and transfer tickets.
The Battery chose to partner with SeatGeek because of the platform’s forward-thinking approach to ticketing technology. Starting with the 2021 season, fans attending Battery matches will use the SeatGeek app on their personal device to directly scan into the new stadium at Patriots Point. Supporters can also use the app to take advantage of several gameday features like booking a ride to the match, weather updates, and contact-free entry.
“We partnered with SeatGeek because they share a common, tech-forward approach to the matchday experience that we’ve already begun to instill in our new stadium at Patriots Point,” said Scott Krenitski, Chief Revenue Officer at the Charleston Battery. “We’re proud to be their first partner in South Carolina as we kick off our 2021 Season Memberships now on sale through SeatGeek.”
The Battery join a growing number of leading USL teams using SeatGeek as their primary ticketing partner, including Louisville City F.C. and Colorado Springs Switchbacks F.C. As the second professional division in the U.S. soccer pyramid, the USL is the fastest growing professional soccer league in the world. SeatGeek’s partnership roster also includes six MLS clubs as well as English Premier Clubs Liverpool F.C. and Manchester City F.C.
“Charleston Battery’s progressive approach to ticketing made this partnership a perfect fit,” said Jeff Ianello, EVP of Client Partnerships at SeatGeek. “We look forward to working with the Club to create a seamless and easy-to-use ticketing experience for their supporters.”
Season Memberships for the Battery’s 2021 season are now available for purchase. Through the SeatGeek platform, fans can select their seats for next season while also unlocking immediate Season Membership benefits such as access to member-only events, merchandise discounts, and an exclusive 2021 Season Member supporter scarf. For more information about the new SeatGeek partnership and Charleston Season Memberships, visit www.charlestonbattery.com/membership.
SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sports, concert, and theater events. With industry-leading mobile ticketing apps, a fan-friendly user experience and its proprietary Deal Score™ technology that helps fans identify the best ticket values for a given event, SeatGeek is transforming the way that fans buy and sell tickets to their favorite events. SeatGeek Enterprise – the company’s primary ticketing platform – is used by partners throughout the U.S., from the Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Pelicans, to Austin F.C. and Arizona Cardinals. SeatGeek also has a league-wide partnership with Major League Soccer, and tickets a significant portion of the English Premier League, Headquartered in New York, SeatGeek also has international offices in the U.K., Israel, and Italy.
ABOUT CHARLESTON BATTERY
The Charleston Battery are the oldest continuously run professional soccer club in the United States. Founded in 1993, the Battery are no stranger to success with 4 league championships and regular appearances in the postseason. After extensive renovations in 2020, the Battery began play at their new home stadium at Patriots Point in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.