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EUROLEAGUE ENTERS INTO INNOVATIVE MULTI YEAR AGREEMENT WITH TICKETS.COM

ProVenueMax™ Software Now Available To All Clubs

January 31, 2005—Euroleague Basketball and Tickets.com today announced an innovative 5-year agreement that provides all Euroleague clubs with access to ProVenueMax software to manage ticket inventory and customer databases. This latest agreement follows last month's announcement of an agreement between Euroleague, CSKA Moscow and Tickets.com to make tickets available on-line, worldwide, for the 2005 Euroleague Final Four, May 6-8 in Moscow.

"This is a continuation of the efforts we have made through the Euroleague Ticketing Program, where we have been working for the last two years to help our clubs increase attendance and income from ticket sales," said Euroleague consultant Marshall Glickman.

Added Glickman, "Euroleague's attendance has shown dramatic increases over the last 5 years – at the end of last season, attendance had increased 45% over the first 4 years of the competition and this season, attendance is already up 20% through the first 10 weeks. As our clubs continue to upgrade the quality of their sales efforts, they require more sophisticated support. ProVenueMax is the best ticket management software there is."

"We believe Euroleague is on the cutting edge of professional sports in Europe," said Tickets.com European Managing Director, Simon Crane. "The 5-year term of our agreement indicates that we are very optimistic that professional basketball, under Euroleague's stewardship, will continue to grow, especially with young audiences."

Tickets.com is one of the world's leading suppliers of tailored ticketing, marketing and customer relationship management software. Tickets.com is headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, with European headquarters in Milton Keynes, United Kingdom. Their software has been used for the Olympic Winter Games in Salt Lake City and they manage on-line ticket sales for 12 Major League Baseball clubs in the United States.

About Tickets.com

Tickets.com, a leading global live event ticketing service provider, is a primary choice for thousands of top entertainment and sports venues. Clients comprise of leading organizations from the fields of performing arts, visitor attractions and sport. Worldwide, Tickets.com has supplied ticketing solutions for three Olympic Games and has a strong client base which includes Major League Baseball, Advanced Media, Sydney Harbour Bridge Climb, Serie A football clubs and the Smithsonian Institution.

For more information contact:

Tickets.com
Stephen Beadle: sbeadle@tickets.com
Telephone +44 (0) 1908 232404

Euroleague Basketball S.L.
Marshall Glickman,: marshall.glickman@euroleague.net
Euroleague Consultant
Telephone 001-781-772-1932