LONDON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Searches for tickets soar by 157% following British and Irish Lions' weekend victory according to data revealed by StubHub.co.uk
Following the British & Irish Lions' historic win against Australia over the weekend, ticket demand for the Ashes is soaring as sports fans clamour to witness the latest stage of a big summer of sport against our friends Down Under.
Following the Lions' 41-16 victory in Sydney on Saturday (6th July), StubHub.co.uk recorded a 157% increase in searches for tickets to the Ashes compared to the time of the first Lions test on 22nd June. Meanwhile, a 78% increase in searches for the cricket series was also recorded over the course of two weeks.
Speaking about the soaring demand for tickets to the Ashes - which kicked off at Trent Bridge earlier this week (10th July) - StubHub General Manager, International, Brigitte Ricou-Bellan remarked: "Even before the rugby started, the Ashes had been one of our most popular events this year. But it seems that the historic success of the Lions in such an exciting test series has only enthused sporting fans more. Fans just can't get enough of the great sporting rivalry we have with the Aussies."
Following the conclusion of the first test at Trent Bridge, England are due to take on their Aussie rivals at Old Trafford, Riverside Ground, Lords and The Oval before the series concludes in August. Tickets for all the test matches are still available at http://www.StubHub.co.uk/the-ashes-tickets/
Notes to editors:
StubHub is a ticket marketplace that connects buyers to sellers. Unlike current UK competitors, and in a first for the industry, the company does not buy or sell tickets itself or charge extra booking fees at the point of purchase.
Along with offering a full suite of mobile applications, StubHub opened the first-ever central London retail outlet for fans to buy, pick up or drop off their tickets on Great Portland Street in 2012. Further pop-up locations are also set to open across the UK, conveniently located close to major venues, meaning fans will never have to worry about getting in at the last minute.
StubHub, which launched in the US in 2000, consistently holds the highest customer satisfaction ratings in the entire ticketing industry, boasting one of the highest scores in all of e-commerce. Every order made through the site is backed by StubHub's FanProtect™ Guarantee, which guards against fraud and ensures that buyers get what they pay for.
The company also has a Dublin-based call centre, open from 09:00 - 21:00, seven days a week, to handle any and all customer queries (0800.358.8585).
For more information please contact:
Jordan Campbell, Ketchum, +44(0)20-7611-3779, Jordan.email@example.com
Julia Morgan, Ketchum, +44(0)20-7611-3513, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOURCE StubHub UK