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

games.

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

charged.

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.