Collaboration with Ace Ticket Gives Readers Ability to Purchase
Tickets While Catching up on Sports News
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 17, 2012--
Boston sports fans can now score tickets from Ace Tickets while reading
articles about their favorite teams and players through Boston.com
Tickets. Launched in collaboration with Ace Ticket, it offers
everything from Patriots playoffs to Red Sox tickets. Users can check
out the latest sports scores, schedules, commentary and in-depth
coverage from the Boston Globe and Boston.com before deciding which team
they’d like to cheer on from the stands.
Readers can go to www.boston.com/tickets
to easily shop the wide range of Ace Ticket inventory, which includes
tickets to the Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and New England
Revolution at a variety of price ranges for every type of fan.
“We want our readers to be able to come to Boston.com as a one-stop shop
for all things sports,” said Christopher Rattey, Boston.com director of
product development. “Readers can keep up to date with all the coverage
of their favorite sports team, while also searching for the best tickets
in the house, and then purchasing them, without ever leaving Boston.com.”
Ace Ticket provides e-mail delivery for certain events, but readers can
also conveniently pick up their tickets at a number of Ace Ticket stores
located near all major sports venues, including Gillette Stadium, Fenway
Park and TD Garden.
James Holzman, president and CEO of Ace Ticket said, “This collaboration
between the number one news web site in Boston and the number one ticket
agency in Boston makes for a great new ticketing platform. We’re very
excited to be working together.”
Tickets bolsters the buying options already available on Boston.com,
Deals, launched last year and providing
daily bargains from an exciting mix of local merchants and services.
Boston.com also features the restaurant reservation service OpenTable,
which was recently launched on the Boston.com
Food section, and allows users to make reservations at local
restaurants in conjunction with reading reviews from the Globe and
Boston.com food critics.
More e-commerce offerings for a variety of interests and communities are
expected to launch on Boston.com in 2012.
Boston.com is wholly owned by the New York Times Company (NYSE:
NYT), a leading global, multimedia news and information company with
2010 revenues of $2.4 billion, includes The New York Times, the
International Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, NYTimes.com,
and related properties. The Company’s core purpose is to enhance society
by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information
Ace Ticket is the Official off-line Ticketing Partner of the
Boston Red Sox and the Official Fan Travel Partner of the New England
Patriots. Ace Ticket is also partners with NESN and Comcast who
broadcast both the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics. Ace has been in
business for over 30 years, serving clients with the best selection of
tickets to any event.
Diane McNulty, 617-929-3339
Mike Last, 617-586-1408
Clark, 617-783-3333 x 102