eBay launched StubHub, its secondary ticketing service, in the United Kingdom today. This marks the first international expansion for StubHub. The company is positioning it as an attept to “shake up the UK ticketing market”.
The company will sell tickets to various music, sporting and entertainment events, just as it does in the US.
“The UK has an incredibly rich and vibrant event landscape with an amazing sporting, music and theatre scene and we are looking forward to bringing UK fans our customer centric approach that has made us not only the largest ticket marketplace in the US but also the best at serving fans,” said StubHub CEO Chris Tsakalakis.
Physical ticket buying and pick-up locations are opening in London’s West End, and across the UK.
eBay acquired StubHub in 2007, and StubHub itself has been making acquisitions of late as well. In fact, just last week, eBay announced StubHub’s acquisition of Peekspy, makers of FanVenues 3D mapping technology, which lets users look at seating results.
In late December, StubHub acquired Zvents, giving the service access to 100 times the events it already had. That was a big one.