Comcast Gets Its Own Tickets
Comcast-Spectacor is expected to launch its own ticketing service, ComcastTIX, at its flagship venues October 3rd.
Comcast’s contract with
The change in ticketing service is a logical progression from Comcast-Spectacor’s announcement two years ago that it had invested in the in-house ticketing company Paciolan Technology.
In 2003, the company announced the purchase of New Era Ticketing, which was used for Comcast-Spectacor’s minor league baseball teams and two venues operated by
Fred Maglione, the ticketing firm’s president, told Pollstar at the time that he envisioned the company as a competitor of Ticketmaster. Its services were eventually added to the
“ComcastTIX provides our guests with a personalized service and additional opportunities in their ticket purchase experience,” Comcast-Spectacor President Peter Luukko said in a statement.
The service should allow season ticket holders to forward their Philadelphia Flyers tickets, for instance, to friends via e-mail, according to the company. Barcodes on the tickets will allow “stored value,” allowing patrons to use them for concessions and parking.