Flash Seats Scores Cavs Ticketing

The Cleveland Cavaliers and the team’s home Quicken Loans Arena have inked an exclusive ticketing deal with Veritix’s Flash Seats beginning Oct. 1.

The agreement makes Flash Seats the new platform for the venue’s primary and secondary ticketing.

“Soon, all of our fans, for the whole scope of events that happen at The Q, will be able to enjoy the Veritix Flash Seats technology and find out why our Cavs season ticket holders that have already used Flash Seats gave it an approval rating of over 98 percent,” Cavs president Len Komoroski said in a statement.

Flash Seats was previously offered to the team’s season ticket holders as a way to transfer or resell tickets online and enter games with a driver’s license or credit card.

However, the team and venue’s existing contract with Ticketmaster at the time led to a court battle over the Flash Seats technology.

TM sued the Cavs and Flash Seats in 2007, claiming they’d violated a licensed user agreement. A judge ruled in Ticketmaster’s favor last year and enjoined the team from using Flash Seats’ products and services to sell or resell Cavaliers tickets of any kind.

Ticketmaster and the Cavs reached a settlement earlier this year that allowed the team to resume the use of Flash Seats for resale of tickets at the arena.