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1. Tickets.com extends partnership with British Weight Lifting for third year running
Tickets to the sport’s two premier domestic competitions during 2016 will be managed and sold via Tickets.com’s ProVenue® system.
Tickets.com has extended its partnership with British Weight Lifting, the national governing body for Olympic weightlifting and Paralympic powerlifting, for 2016; the agreement will see the industry leading provider of global ticketing and marketing solutions manage all ticketing for the sport’s two premier domestic competitions this year.
Tickets.com will support all ticketing requirements at this month’s Exertrain English Weightlifting Championships and the Cybex British Senior Weightlifting and Para-Powerlifting Championships in June. All tickets for both events will be sold and processed through ProVenue®, Tickets.com’s latest and most advanced software solution that provides users with unsurpassed flexibility, open architecture, robust data management tools and transaction speed.
Both events will play an integral role in the build up to this summer’s Olympic & Paralympic Games for British athletes, as the sport’s elite lifters look to finalise preparations for Rio; British Weight Lifting will also be aiming to build on the huge success of the 2015 British Championships, which hosted a record number of entrants and spectators over the two days and witnessed a sold-out opening day of competition.
Tickets are being sold in advance via Tickets.com’s consumer-based website www.tickets.com, whilst spectators will also be able to purchase tickets on the day.
Commenting on the agreement, British Weight Lifting CEO Ashley Metcalfe, said: “After last year’s record-breaking British Championships we are delighted to extend our partnership with Tickets.com into 2016 and utilise their expertise for our two biggest domestic competitions in what is set to be an exciting year for the sport.
“The positive feedback we continue to receive on all elements of our events is hugely gratifying and we know that by working with Tickets.com, we are guaranteed a user-friendly ticketing solution underpinned by a reliable and responsive service support team, and we look forward to continuing our partnership through this year and beyond.”
Tickets.com managing director Derek Palmer, said: “Working alongside weightlifting’s national governing body during an Olympic year is hugely exciting and it’s fantastic to partner with a sport that has witnessed such growth over recent years.
“ProVenue® provides a highly reliable and flexible ticketing solution and our consumer website offers a great platform to promote both events to a wider audience; we are certain of once again delivering a successful British Championships alongside the English Championships for the first time.”
The English Championships are taking place on Saturday 30 – Sunday 31 January – tickets are available now at www.tickets.com.
Visit www.britishweightlifting.org for more information.