BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Patriot League has signed an agreement with TicketSmarter to become the Official Ticket Resale Marketplace Partner of the League. TicketSmarter will provide fans with the ability to list and purchase tickets through their online platform.
As part of the multi-year agreement, TicketSmarter will gain exclusive marketing and sponsorship rights for the Patriot League while delivering its fans with an improved ticketing experience. The League joins an increasing list of college conferences in the U.S. to partner with TicketSmarter.
“We are excited to partner with TicketSmarter as the League’s official secondary ticket provider,” Patriot League Commissioner Jennifer Heppel said. “TicketSmarter is a well-respected brand that will provide a great experience and better access to our fans and alumni base.”
Patriot League fans can now buy and sell tickets through TicketSmarter, including tickets for the 2022 Patriot League Men’s and Women’s Basketball and Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Championships.
“TicketSmarter is dedicated to connecting more fans with live events by providing an exceptional ticketing experience for its partners, and we look forward to working with the Patriot League over the next several years,” said TicketSmarter CEO Jeff Goodman. “The partnership with The Patriot League is a continuation of our commitment to growing our business in the college space.”
This sponsorship was secured by JMI Sports, the exclusive multimedia rights partner of the Patriot League.
TicketSmarter helps customers from all walks of life experience the power and excitement of live events by giving back through children’s charities and creating helpful partnerships. $1 from every transaction will help our charitable partners, including St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, V Foundation and Quarterbacking Children’s Health Foundation. TicketSmarter is the title sponsor of the TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl with ESPN Events. Additionally, TicketSmarter is the official ticket resale partner of PBR, NJCAA, over 35 collegiate conferences, including the Pac-12 Conference, and 100+ universities nationwide. Keep up with TicketSmarter at https://www.TicketSmarter.com, and follow @TicketSmarter on
ABOUT JMI SPORTS
JMI Sports is a leading media rights and venue development company providing management of collegiate multimedia rights, sponsorship sales agency representation, and highly regarded project management expertise to the development of collegiate and professional sports facilities. The company serves to maximize each client’s economic potential through customized initiatives, from marketing and branding solutions to facility design strategies that bring each client’s vision to fruition. JMI Sports manages an impressive list of signature collegiate multimedia rights partnerships including, the University of Kentucky, Clemson University, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Pittsburgh, Harvard University, DePaul University and joint-venture properties of the University of Georgia and Columbia University (with Learfield IMG College), and the University of Notre Dame (with Legends). JMI Sports also represents several high-profile conferences including the Ivy League, the Mid-American Conference, the Mountain West Conference, the Southern Conference, the Patriot League, and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Additionally, JMI Sports serves as third-party sales representation for premier venues and events including the Breeders’ Cup, Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center and the Penn Relays. The company’s facility development team is currently collaborating with Legends on the new Aztec Stadium and Mission Valley development for San Diego State University in San Diego, CA. Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, JMI Sports was founded by CEO Erik Judson and technology entrepreneur John Moores, former owner of the San Diego Padres.
ABOUT THE PATRIOT LEAGUE
The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athletes can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.