Season Share has signed up its first major league sports partner through a deal with the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers.

The California-based start-up aims to simplify the task of allowing people to share season tickets. Its mobile app allows fans to buy a share of season tickets on a digital device with friends while at the same time identifying all participants to the team’s marketing department.

Friends can create a group of up to four people through the app and register for how many games and tickets they would each like to purchase out of the entire season.

The app is integrated with Ticketmaster season-ticket sales application Archtics, SeatGeek and Tickets.com.

A Season Share spokesperson explained: “Create a new 49ers ticket group to view available inventory. Select your section and number of seats – transparent pricing is provided along the way so you can make the best decision for your budget. Invite share partners from your contact list to split your ticket package.

“You only pay for your portion of the ticket. The group leader can schedule your group’s ticket draft as soon as the NFL schedule is released. Select your games in a snake-style draft (similar to fantasy sports). After the game draft tickets are available in both your 49ers Account Manager and Season Share account.”

Jamie Brandt, 49ers vice president of sales and service and a member of the NFL Ticketing Committee, is part of Season Share’s advisory board.

He believes Season Share can “revolutionise” the season-ticket sector.

“Innovation is a core principle of the 49ers organisation and in that spirit, we are thrilled to be the first NFL team on Season Share’s technology and to be a strategic partner on their platform that we believe can revolutionise this industry,” Brandt said in a statement.

Season Share also has a partnership with the Oregon Ducks college football team.

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