02/15/2013 6:36 PM ET
Angels announce partnership with Ticketmaster
By Alden Gonzalez / MLB.com
TEMPE, Ariz. -- The Angels, one of three teams who previously opted out of their deal with StubHub, announced a partnership with Ticketmaster on Friday. The two sides will create the "Angels Ticket Exchange," which will serve as the only official online resale marketplace for fans looking to purchase and resell tickets to Angels games.
Season-ticket holders who manage and list their tickets through Ticketmaster will be charged a five percent resale fee, rather than the 15 percent charged elsewhere.
The ticket exchange, which will go live at a later date, can be accessed online through "My Angels Account" for season-ticket holders posting tickets for sale and will use the resale platform powered by Ticketmaster's integrated barcode transfer technology, which validates tickets to assure authenticity, then reissues tickets with new barcodes when they're resold.
Tickets can be purchased and electronically delivered up to the day of the game.
"Angel fans can trust and rely on the program, as it is designed with our most important customers in mind," Angels owner Arte Moreno said in a statement. "Through our partnership with Ticketmaster, our fans will be able to shop the Angels Ticket Exchange with confidence knowing all Angels tickets sold on our official website are authentic and that the program is an extension of the Angel Baseball experience."
Alden Gonzalez is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Gonzo and "The Show", and follow him on Twitter @Alden_Gonzalez. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.