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Future Ticketing Teams Up with English League Clubs

Joey Barton’s Fleetwood Town and Brian-Barry Murphy’s Rochdale AFC Set to Improve Fan Experience. 

15 April 2020

Future Ticketing continues its expansion into English football with the signing of Fleetwood Town FC and Rochdale AFC. The multi-year ticketing partnerships with the cloud-based ticketing operator will commence for the new 2020-2021 season.

The move into English Football follows from Future Ticketing’s successful partnerships with clubs in the Scottish League, League of Ireland, Northern Ireland Football League and Vanarama League these agreements bring to over seventy the total number of UK organisations working with Future Ticketing. 

Commenting, Liam Holton, CEO of Future Ticketing, said: “Future Ticketing has partnered very successfully with 23 professional Football Clubs in Scotland and Ireland over the last three years and an expansion into The English League is the next natural step for us. 

Our football successes in Ireland, Northern Ireland and Scotland gave us a great platform to expand further in the UK and so we are delighted that Fleetwood Town and Rochdale have become early adopters of our market leading software. Our guiding philosophy is to enable our clients to have control, accountability and transparency of their customer relationships and revenue streams. We work with Football Clubs in their digital development of modernizing their ticketing system through Data, Analytics, Our open Rest API, Insights and Integrations. We have found both clubs to put their fans at the centre of their plans across all aspects of the customer journey from booking seats to having a great match-day experience at the stadia.”

One of the EFL’s most progressive and innovative clubs Fleetwood Town managed by Joey Barton had enjoyed a very successful season prior to lockdown and are strong contenders for promotion to the Championship 

Announcing the partnership CEO of Fleetwood Town Steve Curwood said “We’re really pleased to announce this new partnership between Fleetwood Town FC and Future Ticketing. Supporters can expect to see exciting changes to the way ticketing is done at the club from the start of the 2020/21 season, as we continue to enhance the experience of fans inside Highbury Stadium.”                              

Rochdale are one of the longest established clubs in the English League and made headlines this season with a great cup run including a draw with Newcastle United under young manager Brian-Barry Murphy. 

Welcoming the partnership David Bottomley CEO of Rochdale AFC said “The priority of Frances Fielding our commercial Director and her team was and is to bring the best practice in sport to Rochdale fans. We are really pleased to team up with Future Ticketing, who not only offer sophisticated software but also bring expertise and understanding of digital ticketing and fan engagement from football and other sports. Our priority is to bring the best practice in sport to Rochdale fans. In particular, Future Ticketing offer the most efficient barcoded ticketing and scanning system, online ticket booking, allocated seating, print-at-home tickets, and mobile ticketing on phones and rewards for our loyal fans, members and season ticket holders”.

Future Ticketing is a leading provider of digital ticketing solutions to a range of sports events and venues in Ireland and the UK including events, racecourses, football and ice hockey. It is also the ticketing partner to a host of visitor attractions and outdoor shows.

 Notes About Future Ticketing:

Future Ticketing is a leading provider of ticketing software to Irish sporting organisations including Bohemians FC, Shamrock Rovers and 2019 League of Ireland Champions Dundalk FC. Shamrock Rovers was the first Irish Football club that worked with Future Ticketing and following on

From the success of Future Ticketing’s solution for Shamrock Rovers, a number of other League of Ireland clubs very quickly installed the system, including Dublin’s oldest club and 11 times champions Bohemians FC, reigning champions Dundalk FC, and Derry City, Bray Wanderers and Waterford FC.

As well as the League of Ireland Future Ticketing also provide ticketing solutions for Crusaders FC, Larne FC, Glentoran FC, Institute FC, Dundee United FC, Barrow AFC, St. Johnstone FC, Montrose FC and Altrincham FC

Future Ticketing supplies its software directly to its clients rather than acting as an agent for them. This gives businesses such as football clubs direct contact with their customers and an opportunity to control their customer journey from ticket purchase to entering the stadium.