Ex-MSG Sports president joins ticket site’s board
Former Madison Square Garden Sports president Scott O’Neil has
joined the advisory board of ScoreBig.com, a website for the sale
of unused entertainment tickets.
O’Neil, a former executive in the NBA league office who oversaw
team marketing and business operations before moving to MSG in
2008, said 40 percent of tickets go unsold every year and ScoreBig
can move that inventory and bring the casual fans back into the
Fans can enter the amount of seats they want and the level seat
they seek, rated from one to five stars, and what they wish to pay
for them. If the price is accepted, the customer’s credit card is
O’Neil resigned in September after four years managing the NBA’s
Knicks, the NHL’s Rangers, the Liberty of the WNBA, and the
Connecticut Whale of the AHL. Revenue for MSG Sports grew over 40
percent under O’Neil.
Founded in 2009, ScoreBig’s board also includes David Goldberg,
former Ticketmaster EVP; Gideon Yu, president of the San Francisco
49ers and former chief financial officer of Facebook and YouTube;
Shari Redstone, vice chairman of the board of Viacom and CBS; Finn
Wentworth, former president and chief operating officer of
YankeeNets; and Cheryl Rosner, former CEO of TicketsNow.com and
president of Hotels.com.
ScoreBig.com CEO Adam Kanner said the majority of tickets on
other sites are sold for more than face value, while his offer
savings of up to 60 percent with no fees.