March 5, 2020
Liverpool FC teams up with SeatGeek to transform ticket buying process
LIVERPOOL, UK (5 March 2020) — Liverpool FC is overhauling its ticket-buying process ahead of next season by investing in innovative industry-leading technology to improve ticket distribution and the way supporters can access Anfield.
As part of the club’s ongoing commitment to constantly improve how fans can buy and use tickets, LFC has partnered with leading mobile-focused ticketing platform, SeatGeek, to improve the performance of its ticketing website and make for a smoother fan experience during peak sale times.
During the club’s future members’ sales, the new platform will offer supporters a more efficient and simplified buying experience when applying for the matches they’d like to attend.
It also boasts a more dynamic queuing system to manage traffic volumes during busy periods and will give fans more clarity on where they are in the buying process through live updates and improved communication.
Focused on improving the mobile fan experience, the platform not only allows supporters to purchase through their mobile devices but will also support mobile access at the turnstiles for match e-tickets for fans wishing to move away from physical paper tickets.
Phil Dutton, Vice President, Ticketing & Hospitality, Liverpool FC, said: “After listening to fan feedback and following extensive discussions with supporters at our fans forums, we have been making various changes behind the scenes to the way we run our members’ ticket sales and the technology we use when welcoming supporters to Anfield.
“We understand how important it is for fans to get the opportunity to purchase tickets for matchdays and we’re committed to constantly improving our ticket buying service and overcoming any issues still remaining. When considering the ticketing platform, our goal was to work with a partner that could provide world-class, innovative technology, the SeatGeek platform will help make the ticket buying journey clearer and more efficient with better functionality. Our supporters will have an improved experience from purchasing the ticket initially right the way through to accessing the stadium, all with the goal of improving ticket availability.”
Peter Joyce, Managing Director of EMEA Sport at SeatGeek, said: “Few sports clubs in the world have the level of demand for their tickets as Liverpool FC and a key focus has been to deliver as efficient a sales process as possible and embrace the latest technology to streamline the process.
“It is a huge privilege for us to welcome Liverpool FC as a SeatGeek client and we are really excited to work with the club and continue to innovate and drive efficiencies for supporters wherever possible.”
SeatGeek is the industry leading ticketing provider for the Premier League, with nine out of the 20 clubs including Manchester City, Leicester City, Newcastle United and Brighton & Hove Albion now leveraging the SeatGeek platform. The New York-headquartered company, which also has offices in the UK, has also seen strong momentum around the world, securing ticketing partnerships with global brands like the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and New Orleans Saints, MLS teams Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders and the Dutch FA and PSV Eindhoven.
Danielle du Toit, President of SeatGeek Enterprise, said: “We continue to see strong growth in the Premier League, and are thrilled to work with Liverpool FC to support their fans. We strive to provide the best experience for supporters buying through online channels, as well as club employees working with our ticketing software applications.”
The new platform will launch for Season Ticket Renewals ahead of a full rollout for the 2020-21 season campaign.
About Liverpool Football Club
- Founded in 1892, Liverpool FC is one of the world’s most historic and famous football clubs, having won 18 League Titles, seven FA Cups, eight League Cups, six European Cups, three UEFA Cups, four European Super Cups and 15 Charity Shields.
- As a socially responsible Club, Liverpool FC is proud of its heritage and plays a proactive role in its communities through its official charity, Liverpool FC Foundation, which aims to create life changing opportunities for children and young people in Merseyside and beyond, and the Red Neighbours programme, which creates events and experiences specifically aimed at improving the lives of those living in and around the Anfield area (L4, L5 and L6).
- Liverpool FC is a global brand and works with leading edge commercial partners around the world providing unparalleled commercial opportunities.
SeatGeek is the leading mobile-focused ticket platform that enables fans to buy and sell tickets for sport, concert, and theatre events. SeatGeek Enterprise – the company’s primary ticketing platform – is used by many of the Premier League and EFL Championship Clubs, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, and New Orleans Saints and Pelicans. Headquartered in New York, SeatGeek also has international offices in the U.K., Israel, Netherlands, and Italy.