Ticketmaster Teams with New Canadian Elite Basketball League for Nationwide Launch

10/22/2018

WILL SERVE AS THE OFFICIAL TICKETING PARTNER FOR THE INAUGURAL 2019 SEASON

TORONTO, ON, (October 22, 2018) – Ticketmaster, the global market leader in ticketing, today announced it will serve as the official ticketing partner for the Canadian Elite Basketball League’s (CEBL) inaugural season beginning in May 2019. The ticketing leader will serve as one of the foundational partners of this groundbreaking professional basketball league that will have a major presence in communities across Canada, playing a major role in the development of Canadian basketball players, coaches, officials, and executives.

The CEBL will feature six teams across Canada, with teams based in Edmonton, AB, Abbotsford, BC, Guelph, ON, Saskatoon, SK, Hamilton, ON, and St. Catharines, ON.

“We’re proud to partner with the ticketing and technology experts at Ticketmaster as we set out to revolutionize basketball throughout Canada,” said Mike Morreale, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Elite Basketball League. “This is a professional basketball league created by Canadians, for Canadians, and having a leader like Ticketmaster that is so committed to Canadian live events get in on the ground floor speaks volumes to our dedication to our fans to bring them the best live event experiences.” 

As the CEBL’s official ticketing partner, Ticketmaster will provide fans with a safe and secure location to buy, sell and transfer tickets. Fans can visit www.ticketmaster.ca or the Ticketmaster app for the widest selection of verified tickets.

“Ticketmaster is proud to partner with the game changing Canadian Elite Basketball League, as they debut next summer,” said Patti-Anne Tarlton, Chief Operating Officer of Ticketmaster Canada. “With this partnership, Ticketmaster will bring CEBL fans the safest and most secure ticket buying experience available.  We are excited to help connect fans to these rising basketball stars.”

About Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster is the global market leader in live event ticketing, operating in 29 countries and processing the sale of over 500 million tickets per year. Through exclusive partnerships with thousands of venues, artists, sports leagues, and arts and theater tours, Ticketmaster delivers unparalleled access to the most iconic live events to millions of fans worldwide.

Media Contact.
Ashley Dos Santos, Senior Director of Communications, Ticketmaster
ashley.dossantos@ticketmaster.com

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