Ticket Text, a Dublin based
mobile technology company that provides a mobile event ticketing
service, announced that it is selling, through its ticket-text.com
website, premiership tickets for Fulham Football Club’s home matches for
the remainder of the 2007/08 season at Craven Cottage.
Tickets are now available for Fulham FC on the Ticket Text website,
www.ticket-text.com. Using Ticket Text’s
innovative mobile technology, customers will receive their tickets as
unique barcodes sent via text message straight to their mobile phone.
Customers simply take their phone to Craven Cottage and then scan the
barcode to gain admittance. If customers happen to delete the text
containing the barcode, they can receive additional texts from Ticket
Text at no additional cost.
Welcoming this agreement Fulham FC’s Head of Commercial Operations, Olly
“I am delighted that Fulham is the first Premier League football club to
work with Ticket Text, using their innovative ticketing solution to
bring a new audience to watch Fulham at Craven Cottage.”
Ticket Text’s CEO Mark Mc Laughlin commented:
“Ticket Text is delighted that customers wanting to purchase tickets for
premiership football on the banks of the River Thames can now do so via
www.ticket-text.com. We look forward to providing our innovative service
for the remainder of this season.
In addition, through our relationship with our travel partner, Ryanair,
the millions of customers flying into London each year will now be able
to easily purchase tickets for the most popular football league in the
world through www.ticket-text.com or the low fares website
About Ticket Text
Ticket Text (www.ticket-text.com) is a Dublin based start up company
that is backed by a collection of Europe’s leading entertainment
companies and individuals. It has a dynamic approach to ticketing and is
staffed by an innovative young team from the music, mobile, internet and
ticketing industries. In July, Ryanair, Europe’s largest low fares
airline, and Ticket Text announced an agreement that will provide
Ryanair’s 52m customers with low-cost tickets for concerts, sport,
theatres, galleries and exhibitions in Ireland, UK and the rest of Europe.
How the ‘mobile ticketing’ process works
Customers buy a ticket from the Ticket Text website using their credit
cards as normal. The ticket is sent to their mobile as a 2d barcode. The
customer will also have a print-at-home version e-mailed to them which
can also be scanned at the venue. They take the bar code ticket to the
venue and present it at the gate to the scanner, where they will get
quick and easy entry to the event avoiding queues at box offices. If
they lose their phone or accidentally delete the bar code, they can send
another SMS ticket through their Ticket Text account.
About Fulham FC
Founded in 1879, Fulham FC is the oldest professional football team in
London. Fulham’s long history began with some Sunday-school boys
knocking a ball around on a park pitch.
About Craven Cottage
Craven Cottage has been the home ground Fulham F.C. since 1896. Craven
Cottage’s unique location on the banks of the River Thames and the
closeness of the seats to the pitch make it one of the best places to
watch premiership football in England.