(CelebrityAccess News Service) – Ticketmaster and Fresno State University have signed a multi-year ticketing and new technology agreement for Save Mart Center at Fresno State. Included in the agreement, Ticketmaster will sell and distribute tickets for the new 15,000 seat venue, opening in November, and install their state-of the-art AccessManager ticketing technology which will provide fans with the ability to buy and print Ticketfast E-tickets online through Ticketmaster.com.
The Save Mart Center will be the future home to Fresno State Men's and Women's Basketball and the Fresno Falcons Professional Hockey Club and host up to 150 entertainment events a year. The inaugural concert, Fresno Grand Opera presents Andrea Bocelli, is scheduled for November 7. Matchbox Twenty is set for November 11.
"Save Mart Center is an important new venue for Central California and we're thrilled to have been selected to fulfill the ticketing needs of the venue and their consumers," said Ann Mooney executive vice president and general manager of Ticketmaster San Francisco. "We are confident that the advanced technologies Ticketmaster is installing will enhance the venue management and fan experience."
Save Mart Center at Fresno State is managed by SMG. The new venue will be visited by an estimated one million spectators in its first year and the site of up to 150 events. Save Mart Center's seating includes 40 luxury suites and 1,100 premium Arena Builders seats. –Jane Chen and Bob Grossweiner