COLUMBUS, OH – September 21, 2021
For Immediate Release
HomeTown Ticketing has been named the Official Online Ticketing Provider for the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC) a Division II conference serving institutions of higher education in Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri. Since its founding in 1978, the GLVC has supported student athletes not only as they achieve the highest levels of success in their sports, but also in their academic pursuits. HomeTown is proud to welcome the GLVC to their growing list of conference partners, which includes several other conferences in Division II of college athletics.
Together the GLVC and HomeTown will provide students, staff, and fans with the latest technology in ticketing to provide a fast, easy, and convenient ticketing experience. With ticket scanning at the gate, HomeTown’s platform increases security at events and allows fans to enter games quickly, making their game day experience focused on cheering on their team.
HomeTown is committed to providing the GLVC with the access to the tools, resources, and in-house support at every turn to power their digital ticket sales .
“The GLVC is pleased to partner with HomeTown Ticketing for our championships for the 2021-2022 season. This agreement will provide our families and fans with a convenient and safe digital platform to purchase tickets to attend our post-season tournaments and events.”
— Jim Naumovich, Commissioner | Great Lakes Valley Conference
“HomeTown Ticketing welcomes the Great Lakes Valley Conference to our network of collegiate conferences. We are thrilled to be ticketing their post-season tournaments and championship events for the 2021-2022 school year. The conference has embraced technology with their own streaming platform, and we are looking forward to working with the GLVC and their fans with our fast, easy, and convenient digital platform to take their ticketing experience to the next level.”
— Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO | HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.
This partnership was brokered by Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG).
ABOUT THE GREAT LAKES VALLEY CONFERENCE
The Great Lakes Valley Conference is one of the premier NCAA Division II conferences, made of 15 member institutions from three Midwest states (Illinois, Indiana, Missouri) and comprised of 8,000 student-athletes, 64,000 students, and 600,000 alumni. Founded in 1978, the GLVC has grown to sponsor 24 Conference championships and is among the nation’s elite in academic and athletic success. GLVC schools have captured 19 NCAA Division II national championships, including 11 on the men’s side – seven of which are in basketball – and the most recent coming for Lindenwood University women’s lacrosse in 2021. Among the 23 NCAA Division II conferences analyzed in the November 2020 report published by the national office, the GLVC ranked third in both Federal Graduation Rate (FGR) at 68 percent and Academic Success Rate (ASR) at 83 percent for all student-athletes. The GLVC is also home to the GLVC Sports Network – the first NCAA Division II conference-wide digital streaming network that launched in 2014. GLVCSN can be found on GLVCSN.com, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and Roku devices, as well as iOS and Android mobile apps.
ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K–12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations. A professional-level and fully automated ticketing solution, HomeTown’s in-house developed, proprietary ticketing platform is tailored specifically to the needs of schools and governing bodies. Benefits of the HomeTown system include unmatched value through easy-to-use purchasing and redemption options, custom box-offices, event and fan specific reporting tools, and secure financial management features to streamline operations and increase financial transparency. Intuitive and easy-to-use for both event organizers and ticket buyers, HomeTown never touches the event organizer’s funds, which are available and accessible within 24 hours from a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix
ABOUT COLLEGIATE SPORTS MANAGEMENT GROUP
CSMG is a College Sports Properties Group that drives the business performance of college athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic department and initiatives. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue Generation, Content Creation & Distribution, Media Rights Strategy & Negotiation, Sponsorship Sales, Name Image and Likeness Solutions, Licensing, Event Production & Management, Ticketing, and Esports. Visit www.collegiatesmg.com for more information.