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Volume 24 No. 117
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Sounders Sign Deal With SeatGeek, Dropping Ticketmaster Tie-In

The Sounders today will announce that they have signed a deal with SeatGeek as their official ticketing partner for primary and secondary sales, "shedding their longstanding Ticketmaster partnership after this season." The club said that the move is "unrelated to complaints about Ticketmaster network outages this season that delayed fan entry into CenturyLink Field." The Sounders will become the "second team to use SeatGeek’s primary ticketing platform" (joining Sporting KC) since the company "became the official ticketing partner of MLS" in July '16. The Timbers and Minnesota United will use SeatGeek for primary sales starting in '19 (SEATTLE TIMES, 9/20).