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StubHub Announces Extended Partnership with FedExField, Home of the Washington Redskins
<p class='bwalignc'> <i>StubHub to become naming rights partner through 2018</i> </p>
Monday, August 19, 2013
StubHub Announces Extended Partnership with FedExField, Home of the Washington Redskins13:15 EDT Monday, August 19, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO (Business Wire) -- StubHub, the Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Marketplace of FedExField, is pleased to announce it is expanding its relationship with the home of the Washington Redskins. StubHub will be joining FedEx as a naming rights partner of the stadium, entitling the Premium Club Level as the StubHub Club Level through 2018. StubHub was partners with the Washington Redskins from 2006 through 2011 and has been the official secondary ticketing partner of FedExField since 2011.
“FedExField has worked tirelessly over the years to earn the reputation as the premier entertainment venue in the Nation's Capital. Whether pro or college football, international soccer, or major concerts, we strive to deliver the best possible experience for our attendees. Our expanded partnership with StubHub will allow our stadium to accomplish this goal for the foreseeable future,” said Michelle Modzeleski, Vice President of FedExField Special Events.
Launching tonight as the Redskins host the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football, the StubHub Club Level at FedExField, one of the largest premium club levels in professional sports, will provide Premium Club members with the best seats in the house, VIP entrances, hundreds of flat screen televisions in climate controlled concourses, well-known restaurants and bars, concierge services, and exclusive parking privileges, as well as access to seats to other non-NFL events at FedExField.
With the expanded partnership, StubHub and FedExField will be adding new fan experience elements to the StubHub Club Level, including unique, interactive fan kiosks, which will allow fans to create a digital commemorative ticket at every event and share it socially, as well as other fan friendly FedExField-related content – all which will enhance the game day experience.
“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with FedExField,” said StubHub's Geoff Lester, Managing Director, Partnerships and Business Development. “As we expand our role at the stadium, we look forward to working with FedExField to provide a truly memorable experience for every fan that steps foot on the StubHub Club Level.”
In addition to the new Club Level amenities, StubHub will unveil four plush, oversized Dream Seats on the 50-yard line and will award them to StubHub customers at every event. StubHub will also receive prominent signage throughout the venue and on the StubHub Club Level.
This announcement marks StubHub's second naming rights agreement with a major league sports venue. On June 1, the company became the naming rights partner for StubHub Center, the home of Major League Soccer's LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.
StubHub is the world's largest ticket marketplace, enabling fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of sports, concert, theater and other live entertainment events. StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. The company's unique online marketplace, dedicated solely to tickets, provides all fans the choice to buy or sell their tickets in a safe, convenient and highly reliable environment. All transactions are processed and delivered by StubHub and backed by the company's FanProtect Guarantee™. Company partners include the San Francisco Giants and University of Texas, along with over 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, complemented by companies such as ESPN, AEG, Tickets.com, and Paciolan. StubHub is also the official naming rights partner of StubHub Center, a 125-acre major league sports venue in Southern California, home to MLS' LA Galaxy and Chivas USA.
Located in Landover, Md., FedExField first opened its gates for the Washington Redskins home opener on Sept. 14, 1997. The stadium has one of the largest seating capacities in the NFL with 85,000 seats and is one of just two stadiums with three tiers of luxury suites. Since its construction in 1996, Redskins owner Daniel M. Snyder has continuously made FedExField a standard for stadium excellence through continuous stadium enhancements and renovations. FedExField, while being the official home of the Redskins, also hosts a variety of marquee special events including premier college football games, world-class performers, as well as international soccer matches.
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