ExtremeTix Awarded Ticket Contract for Honda Indy Toronto and the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg
(Houston TX - December 23, 2009) - Andretti-Green Promotions of Indianapolis, IN has signed two multi-year agreements with ExtremeTix, Inc. to provide the ticketing solution for both of its open-wheel IRL races in St. Petersburg , FL and Toronto, CAN. “We are thrilled to have found a company that has built its reputation on being focused on customer service and flexible in its approach to making adjustments according to their client’s needs”, said Tim Ramsberger, Andretti Green Promotions Executive VP and General Manager of the
St. Petersburg race. "ExtremeTix has displayed a hands-on attitude of building a true partnership with our organization that we find refreshing” he added.
Since its inception in 2003, the Grand Prix race in
St. Petersburg has used Ticketmaster to provide its ticketing services for the event. ExtremeTix President Charles Garrett noted, “We are extremely pleased with the news of being awarded the ticketing business for both of these prestigious races, and are looking forward to developing a long-term partnership with Andretti-Green Promotions. We are confident we will take their ticketing program to new heights by providing a superior redemption process onsite and implementing innovations like secure ticket barcode delivery via mobile phones or giving Grand Prix customers the ability to choose specific seats to the race online from the comfort of their home or office”.
The burgeoning ticket company headquartered in Houston, TX pioneered the print-at-home online ticketing model a decade ago and with its flexible technology platform and extensive industry experience, the company now provides best in class solutions for hundreds of live music venues, theaters, arenas, air shows, festivals, fairs, amusement parks, museums, science centers and professional sports leagues throughout North America.
This is not the company’s first foray into motorsports or large scale temporary ticketed events by any means. Brent Currier, ExtremeTix Executive VP of Sales & Marketing explained, “Our ability to successfully go in and quickly set up a fully networked ticket redemption operation with multiple scanning gates spread around the venue coupled with the higher level of security we employ with our 2D barcodes puts us in a true leadership position in these markets.” The company counts
Park, and all IHRA events and venues nationwide in its growing list of motorsports clients.
ExtremeTix has evolved into a forward-looking company that combines years of event management experience, comprehensive ticketing capabilities, industry leading interactive technology and powerful marketing expertise with innovative promoter support programs that truly meets the needs of today’s event promoters, artists, venues and festivals. ExtremeTix has seen steady growth in all aspects of its live entertainment event business. In 2008, ExtremeTix responded to the rapid changes taking place in the live entertainment market by expanding their service offering to meet the needs of those clients who feel the ticketing conglomerates were ignoring their needs. ExtremeTix now offers the most comprehensive portfolio of event services on the market including talent booking, event production, interactive marketing, social networking, event marketing and event financing in addition to their ticketing solutions.