September 29, 2014
Tixers is a ticket-trading marketplace and makes exchanging tickets easy for users. Tixers’ CEO Alex Burkhart attended Xavier and the team wanted to prove their model in a region that was close to home.
“This partnership will give us the opportunity to prove this model with one of the most successful college basketball schools in the nation,” says Jay Clouse, the COO of Tixers. “We are focused on delivering on our mission to improve season ticket holder value and then seeing how we can scale this to other universities and sports.”
Tixers, which allows users to buy, exchange and receive credits for tickets will offer similar benefits to Xavier season ticket holders whether it’s a single game, mini pack or season ticket package.
According to a press release, Xavier fans will be able to receive credit for games they will not attend starting with the home opener on November 14th.
“Our season ticket base represents our most loyal and passionate fans,” said Brian Hicks, Xavier Associate Athletic Director for External Relations, in the press release. “We’re excited about this new partnership with Tixers because it delivers significant added value to the investment of our current season ticket holders and makes our packages even more attractive to potential season ticket holders. This is an innovative new platform which will provide our best customers more flexibility if they cannot attend a game.”
Already selling and exchanging tickets for various NFL and MLB teams, Tixers – an Uptech-backed company based in Covington, KY – hopes to make their mark outside of the Greater Cincinnati Region and Midwest in the coming months.
“We have users all over the country, but creating greater density is a top priority in the coming months. Our strength is in our network, and so our next step is building a similar network in other cities,” says Clouse.
While Xavier is Tixers’ first college basketball partner, there is certainly room for other collegiate teams on the ticketing platform.
“We are very excited about this partnership,” says Clouse. “We were able to help a lot of Xavier fans last basketball season, and it’s great to be able to do so again this year with buy-in from Xavier themselves. We are passionate about saving time, minimizing risk, reducing waste, and providing more value for all ticket holders, and Xavier is just a start.”
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