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Penn State upgrades Ticketmaster deal to include Presence

Pennsylvania State University has expanded its partnership with Ticketmaster to include its Presence technology, bringing SafeTix later this year.

Under the renewed partnership, the ticketing giant will continue to serve as the official ticketing partner and implement its next-generation digital ticketing and access control platform at all Penn State athletics venues.

Following its successful launch at Pegula Ice Arena prior to the 2018-19 season and at Panzer Stadium this past spring, Presence will now be leveraged at all five major PSU athletics venues, with the addition of the 106,572-capacity Beaver Stadium, the second-largest collegiate football stadium in the United States, Bryce Jordan Center, and Rec Hall.

Tim Martin, senior vice-president of college athletics at Ticketmaster, North America, said: “For more than a decade, Ticketmaster has partnered with Penn State Athletics to create the best sporting event experiences for their fans. We’re proud to work with a partner who’s at the forefront of new technology adoption within college athletics. We can’t wait to bring our latest products to Penn State fans at the start of the new season.”

The Penn State Athletics programme has yielded 51 all-time NCAA championships (79 national championships overall), which ranks No. 5 among all NCAA Division I programmes.

Bryan Markiewicz, interim assistant AD of ticketing and service, added: “We are thrilled to broaden our partnership with Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster is the industry leader in ticketing and venue technology and continues to offer Penn State Athletics with the most secure, innovative and solution-oriented products focused on maximising the fan experience. We’re committed to providing a secure and convenient ticketing experience for our fans.”