February 27, 2013
Cosmos, New Era Tickets announce partnership for tickets, merchandise
NEW YORK – The New York Cosmos announced on Wednesday that the club has partnered with New Era Tickets to create a unique online ticket marketplace for fans to shop from home and on-the-go.
The online store is set to go live later this spring, with the team set to return to the playing field against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium on Aug. 3.
“We are delighted to enter into this partnership with New Era Tickets,” Cosmos COO Erik Stover said in a statement. “This agreement helps us provide our fans with the most consumer-friendly way to buy their New York Cosmos tickets. They deserve convenience and organization, and New Era Tickets will help provide that.”
The Cosmos will use the technology of New Era Tickets to launch a ticket marketplace on www.nycosmos.com. The marketplace will be a one-stop shop for Cosmos fans to buy tickets and merchandise in one transaction. It also will offer the team’s season-ticket holders a convenient and secure method of managing their season ticket accounts. The Cosmos also will launch a mobile ticketing solution to integrate with the team’s website. Once the mobile ticketing solution is integrated, Cosmos’ fans will be able to purchase tickets through their phones and other mobile devices.
“New Era Tickets is very excited to partner with the New York Cosmos, a world-class soccer organization with an unmatched legacy and a reputation which precedes it,” Mike Ruppert, Director of New Business Development for New Era Tickets, said in statement. “The Cosmos are the third professional soccer team to join the New Era Tickets family. Leveraging our industry-leading, white-label technologies and services, we will collaborate with the Cosmos to deliver outstanding fan experiences before, during, and after each and every game -- all while ensuring that the Cosmos are able to optimize operational efficiency, and promote their team and their sponsors.”
Cosmos season tickets for the fall season range from $96 to $224 per seat, with all-inclusive Club Seat packages available for $680 per seat. The club is accepting deposits for priority access once season tickets go on sale. Further details can be found at www.nycosmos.com/tickets.