PORTLAND CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS SELECTS TICKETS WEST AND NEW ERA TICKETS
March 6, 2012, EXTON, PA – In a deal that is unique for the industry, and in partnership with TicketsWest, New Era Tickets has won a new high-profile ticketing contract for the Pacific Northwest.
Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) will be switching to a Paciolan-powered platform (the same system utilized by TicketsWest and New Era Tickets). New Era Tickets will lead marketing, implementation and support, while TicketsWest will provide the retail outlet support for the venture.
Friendly rivals and close friends since 1987, Fred Maglione of New Era Tickets and Jack Lucas of TicketsWest courted PCPA knowing that the combined services offered by both organizations would be an unbeatable proposal.
“The act of coming together to present this proposal to the organization was as important as the actual fulfillment of the contract,” Fred Maglione, CEO of New Era Tickets said “The assets of each organization combined created a proposal that none of the other agencies, not even the incumbent, could match.”
PCPA is the region’s premier performing arts venue management organization, and is home to the Pacific Northwest’s and Portland’s finest music, theater, dance and entertainment. PCPA manages the Keller Auditorium, the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Antoinette Hatfield Hall, which houses the Dolores Winningstad and Newmark theatres and Brunish Hall. PCPA operates under the guidance of the Metropolitan Exposition Recreation Commission, a subsidiary of Metro, and is the fifth largest center for performing arts in the United States, hosting over 900 shows and 1,000,000 visitors annually.
About New Era Tickets
Based out of Exton, Pennsylvania, New Era Tickets (neweratickets.com) is a technology-driven, full-service ticketing company that allows managers to set their own ticketing fees, control their brand, and use their customer data to create more customized marketing communications. New Era Tickets helps clients increase their ROI by providing innovative technological solutions for box office management, event management, and customer communications, all while offering full-service ticketing and marketing products for public assembly facilities, show promoters, sports teams, theatres, and entertainment organizations. New Era Tickets proudly sells tickets for over 55 multipurpose sports and entertainment venues plus special events across the US and Canada.
New Era Tickets is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Comcast-Spectacor (www.comcast-spectacor.com), the Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company which owns the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL), the home arena for both the Flyers and the NBA's Philadelphia 76ers, the Wells Fargo Center, and four Flyers Skate Zone community ice skating and hockey rinks. In addition, Comcast-Spectacor is also the principal owner of Global Spectrum, the fastest growing firm in the public assembly management field with more than 100 facilities throughout the United States and Canada; Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage service provider; Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company; FanOne, a digital fan marketing company; and Paciolan, the leading provider of venue enablement, ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions.
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