Seatwave confirms exceptional
growth in Q1 in Birmingham
LONDON: 01 June 2009 - Seatwave, Europe's leading fan-to-fan
ticket exchange, today confirmed continued explosive growth in
Birmingham with ticket sales increasing 213% quarter on quarter.
This staggering growth rate is four times that of regional rival,
Manchester, and sets Birmingham on a path to becoming the top
regional entertainment hub in the UK before the year is out.
In the current economic conditions, Brummies are also proving
themselves savvy consumers as they seek out value-for-money live
entertainment experiences through Seatwave's secure ticket
exchange. The number of tickets which sold below face value
increased exponentially from the same period last year, with savvy
fans saving an average of 27% off the face value.
Underpinning this phenomenal achievement is Seatwave's continued
focus on providing a safe and secure marketplace for fans to buy
and sell tickets. It is an unwavering focus which saw the
number of Brummie fans using the flexibility of Seatwave to sell on
their spare tickets increase by a staggering 802% from the same
quarter in 2008.
Commenting on the figures, Joe Cohen, Founder and CEO of
"Seatwave's exponential growth in Birmingham shows that our
focus on helping fans buy and sell tickets is the winning approach
in this space. It's also great to see Birmingham maintain its
important role in live entertainment in the UK, with live music
absolutely dominating. During the quarter, concerts made up 83% of
all ticket sales. There's a definite preference."
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