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Press release from Business Wire

Boston.com Launches Sports Ticketing Feature

<p class='bwalignc'> <i><b>Collaboration with Ace Ticket Gives Readers Ability to Purchase Tickets While Catching up on Sports News</b></i> </p>

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Boston.com Launches Sports Ticketing Feature12:24 EST Tuesday, January 17, 2012 BOSTON (Business Wire) -- 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.” Boston.com Tickets bolsters the buying options already available on Boston.com, including Boston 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, BostonGlobe.com, Boston.com, About.com and related properties. The Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment. 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. Boston.comDiane McNulty, 617-929-3339diane.mcnulty@globe.comorAce TicketMike Last, 617-586-1408mlast@aceticket.comorAdam Clark, 617-783-3333 x 102adam@aceticket.com