City Adopts New Event Ticket System
Prince George, B.C.- When the City’s contract with Ticketmaster runs out at the end of July, the City will switch to a new company to handle that business.
The new company is TicketsNorth Enterprises Ltd. it is a wholly owned subsidiary of EDGEPRo Sports and Entertainment Ltd which owns the Prince George Cougars. The Cougars contract with Ticketmaster ended earlier this year, and the City is convinced having two different ticket outfits selling tickets would be confusing to customers, so this move would continue the one stop shop operation for tickets.
Under the agreement, TicketsNorth will supply the software program (Spectra), the staff, their uniforms, even the paper stock for the tickets. As well, TicketsNorth will be responsible for replacing or upgrading of any equipment needed to do the job.
The City will provide the space.
TicketsNorth will do the same as Ticketmaster in that there will be a transaction fee per ticket, ranging from $2.25 to $5.50. TicketsNorth will also be responsible for collecting any licence or facility fees charged by the City for the event.
The agreement covers not just CN Centre, but all City facilities where events require tickets .
Ticketmaster will work with the City/TicketsNorth/Spectra on a smooth transition of the service.
City Council has unanimously approved this change.