Press Release: Official Partner AAC

HomeTown Ticketing Named Official Ticketing Partner of the Appalachian Athletic Conference

 

CLEVELAND, OH – January 6, 2021
For Immediate Release

The Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) office is proud to announce a partnership with HomeTown Ticketing (HomeTown) who is an industry leader in digital ticketing, to become the Official Online Ticketing Provider of the AAC. This partnership will provide convenient ticketing options for fans to purchase AAC Championship tickets online for a majority of the Championships, as well as additional security and reporting capabilities for the AAC staff to utilize. In addition to Championship events, HomeTown will provide ticketing for AAC tournaments and member colleges.

“We are very excited to establish this partnership with HomeTown Ticketing! They bring a whole new level of convenience to our member institutions and our host championship partners. Especially in this pandemic, having an online provider for ticketing provides us and our fans with the safety, convenience and accountability that we did not have before. We look forward to a long and rewarding partnership.”
John Sullivan, Commissioner  |  Appalachian Athletic Conference

“HomeTown Ticketing is proud to be working with such a premier and historic conference like the Appalachian Athletic Conference,” said Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO of HomeTown. “By utilizing our state-of-the-art digital ticketing solution, the AAC will be able to provide a simple, fan-friendly ticketing experience for all tournaments and championships. We look forward to our partnership growing in the upcoming years.”
— Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO  |  HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

 

ABOUT THE APPALACHIAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The Appalachian Athletic Conference evolved from the Volunteer State Athletic Conference (VSAC), an NAIA conference organized in the 1940s and dissolved in the early 1980s when institutions in the eastern part of the state seceded to form the Tennessee Virginia Athletic Conference (TVAC). The Conference name changed to the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC) in 2001 with the addition of Bluefield College, Montreat College, Alice Lloyd College, and Union College. In 2019, the Conference became the largest NAIA affiliated conference with 16 full members in eight southeastern states: Allen (S.C.), Bluefield (Va.), Brenau (Ga.), Bryan (Tenn.), Columbia (S.C.), Columbia International (S..C), Kentucky Christian, Milligan (Tenn.), Montreat (N.C.), Point (Ga.), Reinhardt (Ga.), SCAD Atlanta (Ga.), St. Andrews (N.C.), Tennessee Wesleyan, Truett McConnell (Ga.), and Union (Ky.). The Conference has five affiliate members as well: Asbury (Ky.), Cumberlands (Ky.), SCAD Savannah (Ga.), Webber International (Fla.), and West Virginia Tech. The AAC sponsors championships in 22 sports: cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming & diving, indoor track & field, wrestling, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, golf, baseball, and tennis for men; cross country, soccer, volleyball, basketball, swimming & diving, indoor track & field, lacrosse, outdoor track & field, golf, softball, and tennis for women.
Learn more at: www.aacsports.com

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale.
Learn more about HomeTown at: www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

 

Press Release: Official Partner CUNYAC

HomeTown Ticketing Named Official Ticketing Partner of the City University of New York Athletic Conference

 

COLUMBUS, OH – December 22, 2020
For Immediate Release

HomeTown Ticketing has been named the Official Ticketing Partner of The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC). HomeTown Ticketing and CUNYAC will collaborate on ticket sales for all 24 championship events and will provide convenient online ticketing options for consumers as well as touchless, cashless solutions to account for social distancing.

This partnership was brokered by Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) which represents the CUNYAC for sponsorship, media rights and licensing. 

“The CUNY Athletic Conference is very excited to be partnering with HomeTown Ticketing. Hometown Ticketing is the leader in digital ticketing and we look forward to implementing its state-of-the-art touch-free digital platform at our championships and special events.”
Matthew Torres, Assistant Director for Media Relations | CUNYAC

“HomeTown Ticketing is proud to partner with The City University of New York Athletic Conference, and to be able to provide our state-of-the-art digital ticketing solution for their future tournaments and championships. Our platform will allow fans to purchase tickets online and engage with the CUNYAC in a secure, simple way for years to come.”
Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO  |  HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

 

ABOUT THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
The City University of New York Athletic Conference (CUNYAC) is an NCAA Division III and NJCAA Division III conference with 13 members that reach across all five boroughs of New York City. Since officially coming into existence in 1987, the conference has been amongst the leaders in Division III with initiatives that focus on the student as much as the athlete in student-athlete. The conference sponsors 19 Four-Year College Championships, 13 Community College Championships, the Michael Steuerman Scholar-Athlete Awards Dinner, the Basketball Press Luncheon, the SAAC Leadership Seminar, a CUNY-Wide Intramurals Championship Series, and the CUNYAC Golf Classic. With the help of four corporate sponsors, the conference has been ahead of the competition. CUNYAC boasts award-winning publications, award-winning events, unmatched television exposure, and one of the best websites in Division III while continuously searching for ways to improve the quality of the athletics experience.

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at www.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.

 

Press Release: Official Partner IHSAA

HomeTown Ticketing Named Official Ticketing Partner of the Iowa High School Athletic Association

 

COLUMBUS, OH – December 18, 2020
For Immediate Release

HomeTown Ticketing has been named the Official Ticketing Partner of the Iowa High School Athletic Association (IHSAA). The IHSAA’s member schools are located throughout the state of Iowa. This partnership will provide convenient online ticketing options for consumers, as well as additional security and reporting capabilities for the IHSAA staff to utilize.

“The IHSAA is excited to move into a digital ticketing platform through our partnership with HomeTown Ticketing.  This will allow us to provide our schools and fans a simple and direct way to purchase tickets to attend IHSAA sponsored events.  Additionally, it will reduce the ticket-taking and accounting workload on our schools that host events for us.”
Tom Keating, Executive Director | Iowa High School Athletic Association

“HomeTown Ticketing is excited to bring its services to the Hawkeye State and partner with the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Our state of the art digital ticketing system will bring professional level ticketing to future IHSAA events. Bringing our simple and easy to use ticketing system to the fans, communities and member schools of the IHSAA is something we are looking forward to for many years to come”
Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO  |  HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

 

ABOUT IHSAA
The Iowa High School Athletic Association works to coordinate, develop, direct, oversee, and promote boys’ high school and junior high sports and activities across the state of Iowa. The IHSAA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that offers free membership to all high schools in Iowa that are recognized by the Department of Education. Learn more about the IHSAA at iahsaa.org

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

Press Release: Official Partner BSN SPORTS

BSN SPORTS Announces Partnership With HomeTown Ticketing

Partnership with Digital Ticketing Company, HomeTown, Provides BSN SPORTS Client Schools and Districts with Touchless Ticketing and Capacity Management Tools at No Cost

 

DALLAS, TX – December 16, 2020

BSN SPORTS, a division of Varsity Brands and the nation’s largest direct marketer and distributor of sporting goods to school and league markets, is pleased to announce a partnership with industry leader, HomeTown Ticketing, the nation’s leading digital ticketing company and provider for K12 schools, districts, and colleges. This partnership aligns the similar mission and values of BSN SPORTS and HomeTown and provides the opportunity to better serve schools and districts across the country.

Under the terms of the partnership, HomeTown will be the exclusive digital ticketing provider for BSN SPORTS. In coordination with the Varsity Brands IMPACT Program, which drives school partnership efforts nationwide to help school administrators address their greatest needs, this partnership delivers proprietary capacity management, touchless redemption, and personalized box-office features. Additionally, HomeTown provides customized seat maps, immediate access to ticket revenue, and dedicated account management and customer support services.

HomeTown is the only district-wide solution created explicitly to service K-12 schools, colleges and associations. Available at no cost to participating schools, the HomeTown platform will allow BSN SPORTS customers to sell digital tickets directly from their school website, scan tickets from any mobile device and immediately access their revenue and reporting. The HomeTown platform provides numerous advantageous features that customers may utilize to manage successful events while adhering to current protocols. HomeTown Ticketing also offers exemplary service, providing a dedicated team of professionals to support their customers with everything from walking through set-up and implementation to assisting their staff on game nights. To get more information on the platform and its capabilities in partnership with BSN SPORTS, please visit hometownticketing.com/partners/bsn-sports.

“HomeTown Ticketing is the leader in digital ticketing at the high school level and we couldn’t be more excited to partner with them to bring this service to athletic directors and principals across the country. Our mission is to save ADs, coaches and administrators time off the field or court so they can impact more lives on it —and providing access to HomeTown’s robust ticketing platform will do just that.” said Jared Drinkwater, Chief Marketing Officer of BSN SPORTS.

“Partnering with BSN SPORTS is a great milestone for HomeTown. Our two brands stand for community and elevating the standards for educational athletics, school spirit, and event spaces. We are excited to work closely with everyone at BSN SPORTS and to continue to offer our state-of-the-art ticketing platform and services to schools and colleges across the country through this partnership while supporting IMPACT Program initiatives to assist athletic directors and personnel this year,” added Ryan Hart, Chairman and CEO of HomeTown Ticketing.

 

ABOUT BSN SPORTS
Dallas-based BSN SPORTS is the leading marketer, manufacturer, and distributor of sporting goods apparel and equipment. A division of Varsity Brands, BSN SPORTS markets and distributes its products to over 100,000 institutional and team sports customers in colleges and universities, middle and high schools, and recreational programs throughout the United States via catalog, e-commerce, and direct sales. Focused on providing game-changing solutions through local partnerships, multi-brand selection, and one-stop shopping for equipment and uniforms, BSN SPORTS’ more than 3,000 employees have been helping elevate participation in team sports since 1972. For more information about BSN SPORTS please visit bsnsports.com.

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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. The HomeTown platform provides features from custom box-offices to secure financial management, all at no cost to schools. 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 of a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

 

Press Release: Official Partner ArbiterSports

ArbiterSports & Hometown Ticketing Announce Strategic Partnership

 

SANDY, UT – December 9th, 2020

ArbiterSports, the recognized leader in athletic and event management for more than 35 years today announced a new strategic partnership with Hometown Ticketing, the leading digital ticketing provider for K-12 and colleges. The partnership combines ArbiterSports’ seven million plus events per year with Hometown Ticketing’s seamless ticketing experience. 

The partnership will provide ArbiterSports customers with a convenient online purchasing option and touchless redemption for fans and communities. It will also satisfy athletic directors’ desire for a single scheduling portal, and all at no cost to participating schools. By utilizing both ArbiterSports and HomeTown Ticketing, schools will now be able to operate online ticketing box offices tied directly to game times and dates used to schedule the referees. 

Kyle Ford, ArbiterSports, President and CEO said “ArbiterSports is pleased to join forces with Hometown Ticketing’s proven solution to streamline easy ticket access and continue to build on Arbiter’s single portal for athletics schedule management.” 

“HomeTown Ticketing is excited to partner with one of the premiere athletic scheduling and management platforms in the country. This partnership will allow for future integrations with schools, districts, and associations across the country,” said Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO of Hometown Ticketing, Inc. 

 

ABOUT ARBITERSPORTS
Arbiter, the leading provider of athletic event management solutions, helps athletic departments and sports leagues simplify the process of scheduling games, and assigning and paying officials. From scheduling to assigning and payment, the Arbiter platform is built on a cloud-based system that allows secure access from anywhere and provides seamless integration and add-on features. Sports associations, commissioners, assigners, and game officials rely on Arbiter to do their jobs effectively. For information, visit www.arbitersports.com 

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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. The HomeTown system provides features from custom box-offices to secure financial management, all at no cost to schools. 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 www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix 

Press Release: Official Partner DCSAA

HomeTown Ticketing Named Official Ticketing Partner of the District of Columbia State Athletic Association

 

COLUMBUS, OH – November 10, 2020
For Immediate Release

HomeTown Ticketing has been named the Official Ticketing Partner of the District of Columbia State Athletic Association (DCSAA). DCSAA’s member schools are located in Washington D.C. This partnership will provide convenient online ticketing options for consumers, as well as additional security and reporting capabilities for the DCSAA staff to utilize. In addition to championship events, HomeTown Ticketing will provide ticketing for DCSAA tournaments and member schools.

“We are excited to partner with HomeTown Ticketing to offer our parents, caregivers, and fans a safe and hands-free option for purchasing tickets to DCSAA championship events. We are working hard to get our student-athletes back in the pools and on the fields and courts and when that action returns this partnership will allow our spectators a safe way to access our events.”
— Clark Ray, Executive Director, DCSAA

“As online ticketing is becoming the preferred ticketing method for fans and organizations, we are excited to work with the DCSAA for future tournaments and championship events. Bringing our simple and easy to use ticketing system to the fans, communities and member schools of the DCSAA is something we are looking forward to for many years to come.”
— Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO | HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

 

ABOUT DCSAA
The District of Columbia State Academic Association has served District of Columbia public schools, public charter schools, and independent private and parochial schools since 2012. Studies regularly show that students who participate in extracurricular activities generally are better prepared to succeed beyond high school and under DCSAA guidance, student-athlete participation has risen 44 percent. DCSAA empowers its membership to share knowledge and best practices in order to help student-athletes achieve their goals through athletic programming and valuable academic and personal learning experiences.

 

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the leading digital ticketing provider in both K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

Press Release: Official Partner NJCAA

HomeTown Ticketing Named Exclusive Online Ticketing Provider of the National Junior College Athletic Association


COLUMBUS, OH – October  20, 2020
For Immediate Release

The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced a partnership with HomeTown Ticketing to become the Exclusive Online Ticketing Provider of the NJCAA. The partnership provides convenient and touchless online ticketing options for the NJCAA and member colleges with HomeTown Ticketing’s intuitive and easy-to-use platform.

With the agreement, the NJCAA will utilize digital ticketing for NJCAA national championship events in the future, beginning with the NJCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. Tickets will be sold on the NJCAA official website and new championships site, providing a user-friendly experience for fans. HomeTown ticketing’s platform will integrate with the NJCAA Championships site, a standard feature with the platform and their clients.

“HomeTown Ticketing is proud to partner with the NJCAA and its member schools to provide professional-level ticketing,” said Ryan Hart, HomeTown Ticketing, Inc. Chairman & CEO. “HomeTown Ticketing’s state-of-the-art technology will bring advanced digital ticketing solutions to member colleges while maintaining a simple, user-friendly approach to purchasing tickets for NJCAA events.”

There are no start-up costs for NJCAA member colleges, and the partnership will provide convenient online ticketing options for fans, as well as additional security, reporting capabilities, and contactless entry for member institutions to utilize. HomeTown Ticketing is the only district-wide pro-level digital ticketing solution that provides end-to-end management, secure transactions, real-time reporting, and touchless redemption with immediate access to funds.

“This platform is not only fully automated but it’s convenient, meeting all the needs of our member colleges and their programs,” stated Dr. Christopher Parker, NJCAA President & CEO. “HomeTown Ticketing will eliminate any hurdles surrounding ticket acquisition to make game days more enjoyable, paired with a seamless transaction process.”

To learn more about HomeTown Ticketing, visit: HomeTown Ticketing and HomeTown College Brochure

 

ABOUT THE NJCAA
Since 1938, the NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to PREPARE, COMPETE, SUCCEED and ACHIEVE in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 42 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 25 different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 47 national championship events and five football bowl games. Learn more about the NJCAA at www.njcaa.org

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the fastest growing digital ticketing provider in both K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale. Learn more about HomeTown at www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix

Press Release: Official Partner MSHSL

HomeTown Ticketing Named Official Digital Ticketing Partner of Minnesota State High School League

COLUMBUS, OH — October 19, 2020
For Immediate Release

HomeTown Ticketing will be the exclusive partner with the Minnesota State High School League to provide digital ticketing services for select League events and tournaments. Under the terms of the partnership, ticket sales will occur on the League’s website and does not require fans to create an account, remember a password or download an app to purchase tournament tickets.

“We are excited to partner with HomeTown Ticketing, a trusted digital ticketing provider for high school activity associations and high schools,” said Erich Martens, executive director of the League. “In this era of COVID-19, the League needs this touch-free digital ticketing platform that can support a great majority of our postseason events.”
— Erich Martens, Executive Director | MSHSL

The partnership with HomeTown Ticketing also provides the League’s more than 500 member schools online ticketing options, as well as additional security, capacity management, touchless redemption and reporting at no cost to the school. Schools that choose to work with HomeTown Ticketing will receive full face-value of tickets with electronic funds sent immediately. Tickets are sold using each school’s website.

“HomeTown Ticketing is thrilled to partner with the Minnesota State High School League,” said Ryan Hart, Chairman and CEO of HomeTown Ticketing. “Our state-of-the-art digital ticketing system will bring professional-level ticketing to select League championship events. In addition to working with the association, HomeTown Ticketing is looking forward to supporting member schools with our district-wide solutions.”
— Ryan Hart, Chairman & CEO  |  HomeTown Ticketing, Inc.

HomeTown Ticketing will be the official digital ticketing partner of the League for three years with an option to extend the agreement for an additional two years.

ABOUT MSHSL
The Minnesota State High School League is a voluntary, nonprofit association of public and private schools with a history of service to Minnesota youth since 1916. Its mission is to provide educational opportunities through interscholastic activities for students and leadership and support for member schools. The League administers 43 different athletic and fine arts activities that involve more than 200,000 students, 20,000 coaches and fine arts directors, and 8,000 contest officials and judges. Approximately 70-percent of League member schools participate in at least one of the 38 championship events the League sponsors.

Learn more at: www.mshsl.org

ABOUT HOMETOWN TICKETING
HomeTown Ticketing is the fastest growing digital ticketing provider in both K-12 and collegiate spaces, serving schools, districts, conferences, and associations at no cost. 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 24h from a ticket sale.

Learn more about HomeTown at www.hometownticketing.com | @hometowntix