(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The National Constitution Center (NCC) has teamed with Ticketmaster to service the Center's ticketing needs, enabling visitors to easily purchase tickets at the museum box office or online. Ticketmaster's Vista software is also being utilized to coordinate facilities and equipment for the 160,000 square foot venue. The NCC opened its doors to the public last month, receiving more than 10,000 visitors its inaugural day. It's estimated that the NCC will attract an additional one million visitors annually.
"The National Constitution Center expects to serve thousands of visitors every day," said vice president of Visitor Services Phil Castellano. "Ticketmaster has the power to provide tickets for such a quantity of visitors and the ability for a very smooth and convenient ticket purchase. Opening day at the National Constitution Center was a great start for the ticket buying public."
"Ticketmaster will help the NCC manage its visitor attendance by offering real-time access to the latest ticket inventory available at all distribution channels, including box office and Internet," said Ticketmaster's EVP, Emerging Markets, Paul LaFontaine. "This will be critical to the Center in the months ahead as attendance and awareness continues to grow."
In addition, Ticketmaster's Vista platform allows the Center to integrate and share data with other internal systems and provide precise inventory control for their timed ticketing needs. Vista's box office touch screen interface is able to handle the heavy volumes anticipated for the coming year with software that was designed with the patron in mind, combining the latest ticketing technology in an easy to use format.
"The National Constitution Center is not just a state-of-the-art museum, but a venue uniquely designed for conferences, tradeshows and special events," said LaFontaine. "Ticketmaster's Vista technology has the infrastructure to ensure that the Center is fully utilized to schedule educational classes, group functions, exhibit openings and timed ticketing events." –by Jane Cohen and Bob Grossweiner