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Gametime Launches in Chicagoland - mobile sports tickets up to 80% off

Gametime the San Francisco based startup that's making waves in the sports ticketing industry has just launched in Chicagoland and will support the Cubs and Sox as well as Fire, Bulls, Bears and Hawks.  Think a next gen Stubhub but with a simple, mobile focused experience. 

Company Overview:  Gametime makes getting into the game as amazing as being there. The app transforms your phone into your ticket to the best games. Your mobile tickets are 100% guaranteed by our Gametime Guaranteed promise. Since we are team-focused, we examine thousands of potential tickets on your behalf and then present you with only the best values - not an impossibly long list of options. Plus, our last-minute prices can save you up to 80% off of retail. We present each option with an epic panorama view from your seat so you can select the right perspective.  “We did some math based on past purchases and created an algorithm that finds the best tickets by price and location. In the app we only show you the 25 best options, not an impossibly long list with thousands of listings. The goal is to help fans quickly find the best options so they can go have fun at the game. We live in a world of instant gratification and Gametime wants to be the ultimate tool for this world.” - Brad Griffith, Gametime Founder & CEO  We also believe that the purchasing process should be just as amazing as the actual event experience - so we give you super fast checkout and securely store your card on file. After purchase, tickets are delivered directly to your phone so you never need a printer. With tickets on your phone, you can email or SMS them to anyone in your group.  “The secret that few people think about is that tickets are expiring assets. Perishable inventory is the most fascinating attribute of many new marketplaces today - Airbnb (nights in your apartment), Hotel Tonight (empty hotel rooms), Uber (cars without passengers). Like other assets, tickets that are not sold are essentially worth nothing at some point so prices change as event time nears. This creates a big opportunity for both teams and fans to fill these seats with an on-demand mobile platform. Gametime has created this platform which serves as the connector between teams and the mobile fan.” - Brad Griffith, Gametime Founder & CEO  The Story:  CEO & Founder of Gametime, Brad Griffith, conceptualized Gametime before an NLCS game in 2012. He and his brother bought tickets from a mobile app but struggled when they needed to print the tickets. Twenty minutes later, they had missed Tony Bennett singing the National Anthem and the first inning. They knew there had to be a better way. Press Release  After six months of development, (www.gametime.co/app) had pannable high-res photos, two-tap purchasing, and mobile delivery available for iPhone users in the summer of 2013 (Gametime is now on both iPhone and Android). Today, Gametime offers tickets for NBA, NHL and MLB teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and Boston. Gametime will soon be in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Griffith hopes to have a full offering of the major teams in all major sports markets from the NBA, NHL and MLB up and running in the near future. 

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