TAMPA, Fla. – The United Soccer League announced today it has entered a partnership with Groupmatics, which will make it the Official Group Ticket Sales Platform Supplier for all related properties, including the USL Championship – the pinnacle of competition – USL League One (formerly USL Division III), USL League Two (formerly the Premier Development League) and the Super Y League. Groupmatics becomes the latest member of the USL’s Preferred Supplier Program, which has grown rapidly alongside the league to provide high-caliber services to the league and its clubs.
Groupmatics, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a digital ticketing and event management platform used by professional sports teams and entertainment venues to manage, sell and distribute tickets more efficiently. The platform, which is flexible across all ticketing systems, also analyzes attendee data to provide clients with new revenue opportunities.
“We are excited to announce Groupmatics as the newest member of our Preferred Supplier Program," said USL President Jake Edwards. “As our league continues to grow, the ability to effectively utilize group ticket sales plays a pivotal role in continuing the rise of our clubs’ average attendances. It will be a pleasure continuing our work with Groupmatics.”
“The USL understands the benefits of having a strong group sales foundation to drive growth,” said Groupmatics CEO Matt Mastrangelo. “Our partnership confirms their commitment to providing their clubs with cutting-edge technology that both streamlines the group sales process and provides their fans with the best user experience."
The USL will oversee the expansion of an estimated 30–40 new franchises at the second and third divisions of professional soccer over the next five years, which will create opportunities for potential suppliers and vendors to support this growth.
Through its Preferred Supplier Program, the USL connects suppliers with new franchise owners and existing USL clubs in order to deliver the best possible experience for fans across North America. Preferred suppliers are “Best in Class” companies that provide services and products to professional franchises and stadium developers and must meet the USL’s strict quality standards. The USL is currently in discussions with suppliers that support stadium development, as well as the buildout of team front offices and operations.