PITTSBURGH, P.A. (June 11) —University of Pittsburgh Athletics and Learfield IMG College Ticket Solutions jointly announced today an extended relationship.

Pitt and Ticket Solutions originally partnered in 2012. The new agreement is a multi-year extension creating one of the longest-tenured relationships of its kind in the industry. Through this association, Pitt has as part of its ticket operations five Account Executives and a Group Sales manager led by General Manager Joe Rood.

In addition to ticket customer service and renewals, they have a primary focus on outbound communications that drive new sales for season tickets, mini-packages, individual games, group outings as well as theme days. Ticket Solutions also works closely with the Panther Club on premium seating at Heinz Field and the Petersen Events Center

“Learfield IMG College Ticket Solutions has been an outstanding partner for the Panthers,” Director of Athletics Heather Lyke said. “They are true industry leaders who approach sales and marketing with a keen strategic eye. Their professionalism and expertise have been outstanding assets as we strive to provide our fans with the very best experiences at each of our athletic venues.”

“We are thrilled to continue our great relationship with Pitt Athletics,” Learfield IMG College Ticket and Seat Solutions Executive Vice President Jake Bye said. “Pitt has continued to be a leader in the areas of innovation and growth and we are honored to work alongside them to provide a best in class experience for fans across all sports. We will work in concert with Pitt Athletics to bring a complete set of solutions focused on the fan experience, innovative ticketing practices, digital marketing and content, as well as cutting-edge data analytics. Equally exciting is the opportunity to join forces on the heels of unveiling an exciting new visual identity and era for Pitt Athletics, as we prepare to work together for many years to #H2P.”