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SeatGeek signs up another MLS team

SeatGeek has expanded its presence in Major League Soccer (MLS) through a new partnership with the Portland Timbers.

As part of the new agreement, SeatGeek will serve as the Timbers’ official fan ticket marketplace, starting with the 2017 season, and will become the official ticketing provider in 2019.

SeatGeek is already the official ticket partner of MLS, following a deal signed last year, and recently launched an innovative new ticketing site for Sporting Kansas City that features its Pano platform.

The mobile-optimised platform offers a number of features such as peer-to-peer transfers and sales at no charge. It also includes mobile ticketing entry to Providence Park and iMessage ticket transfers and sales for iOS users.

Check out the Pano platform here

“We are thrilled to be entering into this innovative partnership with SeatGeek,” said Mike Golub, president of business for the Timbers. “Their industry-leading technology, mobile expertise and open ticketing ecosystem will make the entire ticketing experience easier and more efficient for our fans.”

Back in July, SeatGeek explained its eagerness to become the official ticket partner of MLS.

“We couldn’t have chosen a better partner for our first sports partnership than Major League Soccer,” SeatGeek co-founder Jack Groetzinger said.

“Given its rapid growth and deeply engaged fan base, MLS is the ideal partner to drive forward our brand new, open ticketing experience. We’re thrilled to work hand in hand over the coming years with MLS to bring fan-friendly, mobile-first ticketing to market and help allow millions more soccer fans to experience MLS.”

StubHub became the Timbers’ official fan-to-fan marketplace in 2013.