The 2011 NFL Draft is scheduled for New York’s Radio City Music Hall and over the next three days, players from the college ranks will know if they have a chance to compete at the highest level. For NFL fans, the Draft is a time when hope springs eternal – new, young players that have the potential of further developing their team. At Veritix®, we are excited for this year’s Draft because our newest partner, the San Francisco 49ers, have 12 picks in 8 rounds (the most of any team). The first round begins tonight and the team will be hosting a Draft Day party at the Santa Clara Convention Center for fans to watch as they select the newest additions to the organization, starting with the 7th overall pick.
Tickets for tonight’s party have been sold entirely via our patented Flash Seats® digital platform and all of the proceeds from the over 2,600 Niners fans expected to attend will be donated to Japan’s earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. Tonight’s Draft party will not mark the first time we have worked with the 49ers this year. In late March, the team opened up their Gold Rush Cheerleader auditions to the public for the first time in franchise history and turned to Veritix® to assist with ticketing for that event as well. Over 230 fans conveniently entered the tryouts by simply swiping their credit card at the gates and watched as 75 finalists auditioned for one of 32 coveted spots on the 2011 squad.
Both of these events have presented great opportunities for us to demonstrate the Flash Seats® technology in the NFL, further expanding our product across major sports leagues. The San Francisco 49ers have a rich football history and we are honored to partner with them to provide ticketing services.
Best of luck to the 49ers and the young men who will soon be donning the red and gold!