During this year’s Frontier Communications American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament in Hartford, CT, fans were offered a special opportunity to participate in the Ticket Galaxy Tournament Challenge. Several randomly selected contestants would have the chance to win $5,000, Free Tickets for a Year or a Gift Card to TicketGalaxy.com, all through a pre-determined contest that would take place during a stoppage of play each game.
As a partner of the tournament, Ticket Galaxy was able to gain first-hand access, and interview each of their participants. Were they ready for their big moment? Did they make their shot? Well, let’s find out!
Patrick - Free Tickets for a Year
Our first featured contestant was the biggest winner of all. Patrick from Connecticut came to the tournament with his friends as a birthday gift. After being chosen from the stands to participate in the contest, Patrick shook his nerves and hit the court with full confidence. In less than 30 seconds Patrick made all three of the required shots - a layup, free throw and three pointer. His grand prize? Free tickets for a year on TicketGalaxy.com! After chatting with Patrick on what events he would choose to go to, he’s still deciding as there are a lot of difficult choices.
Justin – Gift Card
The next lucky contestant from the AAC Galaxy Giveaway was Justin from Connecticut. As a die-hard UConn fan, Justin has attended every local AAC tournament game in the past to show support for his favorite team. He was a basketball ball player growing up, so Justin was confident in his abilities to score all three shots. Low and behold Justin hit the jackpot, and ended up winning a $250 Ticket Galaxy gift card.
Logan – Participant
Finally, our concluding participant was Logan. He is a high school student who traveled all the way from New York to attend the AAC tournament on Friday, March 10th. Logan has two siblings who attend Southern Methodist University, so he was at the game to show his support, and deep rooted team spirit. Although Logan didn’t consider himself a great shooter, he made the lay-up, and free throw with ease. However, the three-pointer posed a problem for Logan, so he didn’t end up winning, but he showed gratitude, and enthusiasm during his interview.
Some of the other participants were lucky enough to try for $5,000 by scoring a half-court shot. Although none of the contestants were able to hit the shot, Ticket Galaxy certainly gives them an A for effort, and they can’t wait to partner with the AAC Tournament again in the future.
Written by Tara
After the trophy was debuted at the Fan Midway at Ticket Galaxy’s replica Victory Lane, Saturday saw the first ever Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy go to Kyle Busch. This victory marked his 10th win in a NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Phoenix International Raceway.
A few hours before the celebration, the day started with Arizona born, Harlem Globetrotter, Buckets entertaining drivers and fans alike with his impressive basketball skills. He would later wave the green flag to signify the start of the race. Having Buckets join in the Ticket Galaxy 200 celebration was extra special as Ticket Galaxy is the official secondary ticket partner of the Original Harlem Globetrotters.
Olympic medalist, Brady Ellison was also on-hand as the Grand Marshall to shout “Gentleman, start your engines”. After an eventful race that saw six cautions, Kyle Busch drove away with the victory.
Ticket Galaxy’s president, Steve Kobelski presented the Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy to Kyle at Victory Lane, after the celebratory “Gatorade Shower” and fireworks. Kyle and his crew donned Ticket Galaxy 200 hats as photographers snapped away.
To check out all of the photos from Ticket Galaxy's Victory Lane in the Fan Midway, Click Here.
Written by Kristen
The first ever Ticket Galaxy 200 is taking place on Saturday, November 12th at Phoenix International Raceway as part of the Xfinity Series. The Lucas Oil 150 kicks off the race weekend today and the CanAm 500 will take place on Sunday.
Ticket Galaxy has a team on site in the Fan Midway to debut the Ticket Galaxy 200 trophy at a replica Victory Lane for fans to take photos.
For more on how the trophy design was decided, Click Here.
Aside from the photo opportunity with the trophy, Ticket Galaxy’s Victory Lane also has prize wheels offering fans opportunities to walk away with discount cards and swag items like LED wristbands and earbuds plus fans also have the chance to enter to win tickets to next year’s race!
Written by Kristen
The Professional Bull Riders took over the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for five days for their World Finals and Ticket Galaxy was on site! Ticket Galaxy is the Official Secondary Ticket Partner of PBR Tour and Built Ford Tough Series and set up in the concourse offering those in attendance the chance to win tickets to a PBR event of their choice.
Who took home the trophy and the coveted, PBR World Champion buckle? 22 year old, Cooper Davis of Buna, Texas, he also took home a $1 million bonus.
Written by Kristen
Ticket Galaxy is a Proud Partner of UCONN Athletics and is excited to take part in the pre-game Fan Fest before the UCONN football games at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Connecticut. Located just 15 minutes away from the Ticket Galaxy offices, this pre-game event is a great way for the TG team to engage with fans as they try their hand at a round of corn-hole and take photos in our photobooth. Fans who are able to sink a shot when playing corn-hole can walk away with discount codes to TicketGalaxy.com and koozies! Those lucky enough to sink all four shots can walk away with free tickets! Fan Fest takes place before every game, so if you are there be sure to stop by!
Check out photos from Ticket Galaxy's photobooth, here.
Back in February a movement was created. Taking place Superbowl 50 weekend across the bay from the big game. A SuperCity was built. Ticket Galaxy partnered to bring the first Urban EDM festival to the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, CA. Performers included, The Chainsmokers, Diplo, Alesso and so many others.
In August we did it all over again. SuperCity Summer. This time bringing Skrillex to the Oakland Coliseum along with DJ Snake, Carnage, Laidback Luke, Krewella and Kiiara.
Watch the SuperCity 50 after movie below and Click Here to look at photos from both of these events.
Ticket Galaxy partnered with this one-day show in celebration of Chain Reaction's 20th year. The lineup featured Coheed & Cambria, Circa Survice, UnderOath, Portugal the Man, Dance Gavin Dance, MXPX and more.
Those who purchased VIP packages through Ticket Galaxy were able to meet some of the artists. Check out the Meet & Greet photos here!
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