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Ticketmaster Has Record Breaking Day With More Than 1 Million Tickets Sold

Ticketmaster logged record ticket sales on March 1, selling more than 1 million tickets, 53 percent of which were sold online at, breaking Ticketmaster's previous one-day record established on March 25, 2000.

"Big on-sale weekends truly allow Ticketmaster to showcase the technology that makes these types of sales numbers possible," said Terry Barnes, chairman and CEO of Ticketmaster. "The incredible demand we experienced on Saturday validates the strength of Ticketmaster's state-of-the-art technology and gives us a good indication that we are off to a very strong summer season."

Driving the top selling day company-wide:

** Single Day Ticket Sales of 1.1 million tickets (excluding tickets sold
through Venue box office)

** Single Day Ticket Sales of 1.7 million tickets (including tickets sold
through Venue box office)

** 53 percent of all Ticketmaster tickets were sold online via

** More than 1,500 IVR (voice recognition lines) ports sold a record
85,000 tickets

** 750 call center representatives handling consumer requests

** More than 3,500 retail ticket outlets to facilitate ticket orders

** Top Selling Acts included the Dixie Chicks and Bruce Springsteen

** 1,851 events performing at 1,741 venues were offered for sale on
Saturday ranging from MLB, NHL and NBA games to the circus, Broadway
theatre and a variety of leading rock, pop and country concerts