Vivid Seats Named Official Ticket Reseller of 2017 Preakness Stakes; Vivid Seats Partnership with the Racing Powerhouse Extended for Third Consecutive Year

Vivid Seats Partnership with the Racing Powerhouse Extended for Third Consecutive Year
Vivid Seats Representatives to be Onsite Saturday, May 20 to Assist Customers with Tickets Purchased and Guaranteed through Vivid Seats 
BALTIMORE & CHICAGO, MAY 11, 2017 - The Maryland Jockey Club announced today Vivid Seats, the largest independent online ticket marketplace, is for the third consecutive year the Official Ticket Reseller of the Preakness Stakes. The Middle Jewel of racing's storied Triple Crown, this year marks the 142nd year of the “Run for the Black-Eyed Susans.” The event is set for Saturday, May 20 at Pimlico Race Course. Tickets are available now by clicking here
This year’s partnership with Vivid Seat includes several elements designed to enhance the ticket-buying experience for fans of the legendary event, including:
The option to shop for, select and purchase tickets from Vivid Seats from a link located on the “Tickets” drop-down menu on the official Preakness website homepage.
A message redirecting fans to Vivid Seats from the official Preakness website when the most popular sections are sold out on the primary race ticketing engine.
Premium seat-rights protection enabling premium seat customers to resell their Preakness tickets on without losing their rights to purchase the same tickets in 2018.
“We are very happy to partner with Vivid Seats for the third consecutive year at the historic Preakness Stakes,” said Sal Sinatra, President and General Manager of the Maryland Jockey Club. “Vivid Seats continues to engage fans of sports and entertainment by being a leader in customer service for the greatest live events. The Maryland Jockey Club and Vivid Seats are excited to bring fans an incredible entertainment and sports experience come Saturday, May 20 at the Preakness.” 
“Attending a world-class sporting event like the Preakness Stakes is a something fans will never forget,” said Eric Vassilatos, co-founder of Chicago-based Vivid Seats. “It is an honor to work with the Maryland Jockey Club for the third consecutive year to offer a safe and convenient ticket buying and selling experience for Preakness fans interested in being part of this time-honored event.” 
As with all tickets purchased from Vivid Seats, Preakness tickets will be covered by the company’s 100% Buyer Guarantee. For the Preakness, the Vivid Seats-Maryland Jockey Club partnership has made possible an added service for fans. A dedicated team of Vivid Seats customer support representatives will be on-site on race day to deliver “will call” tickets and assist with any other customer needs.