Industry Press / 06.22.22
University of Akron signs with Paciolan
IRVINE, Calif. (June 22, 2022) — Paciolan, the leading ticketing, and marketing solution provider for college athletics, has announced a new relationship with the University of Akron. Paciolan will provide Zips fans with an integrated fan engagement platform that enhances the fan experience through every aspect of the customer journey, from marketing, mobile ticketing, and digital access to events. Akron will also leverage Paciolan’s ticketing system to host community events in their venues on campus.
"This is an exciting partnership for our passionate fans and donors. Paciolan’s technology and services will unlock enhanced fan experiences for all Zips fans and usher in our program's new era of excellence." Charles Guthrie Director of Athletics at the University of Akron
Zips fans will have the opportunity to complete all ticketing transactions through a seamless process by using Paciolan’s industry-leading mobile ticketing technology. Fans can purchase mobile tickets, receive them instantly via text delivery, and scan their mobile ticket at the venue. They can also easily manage their tickets via mobile transfer or exchange through the integrated account management feature.
Paciolan will also integrate into Akron’s official athletics website and mobile app, powered by SIDEARM Sports, to provide a broad range of convenient and contextualized ticketing links throughout the site, including their schedule pages. These integrations make it easy for fans to see the remaining ticket inventory, pricing, and availability for upcoming events.
The Akron Athletics staff will tap into Paciolan’s full service, and centralized support to set up and manage athletics events throughout this relationship. In addition, these services come with built-in fraud monitoring and protection to mitigate the risk of fraudulent activity.
"We are thrilled to partner with the University of Akron Athletics to provide their fans and donors an enhanced experience. Charlies Guthrie’s leadership and vision is inspiring, and we look forward to working with his team to deliver an excellent fan experience" Kim Damron President and CEO, Paciolan
The University of Akron’s athletics staff will also benefit from Paciolan’s strategic services and support. Akron staff will have access to the highly experienced client partner, ecommerce operations specialist, and a marketing specialist. They will ensure best practices are used on all Paciolan tools’ extensive use.
Paciolan now provides ticketing and services to five of the six Mid-American Conference teams in Ohio.
The University of Akron is also a long-time partner of Paciolan’s parent company, LEARFIELD.
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