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May 22, 2019

50 Below Sports and Entertainment and the Winnipeg ICE Select Paciolan

The Winnipeg ICE become the 17th CHL team to choose the Paciolan platform


IRVINE, Calif. (May 22, 2019)--- Paciolan, a leading provider of ticketing, fundraising, marketing and analytics solutions has entered into a relationship with 50 Below Sports & Entertainment, owners of the Winnipeg ICE Western Hockey League franchise. Paciolan will provide a comprehensive solution for ticketing, access control and email marketing across the organization’s portfolio of franchises and hockey development academies.


"50 Below Sports & Entertainment is excited to join Paciolan’s community of franchises and facilities in the WHL,” said Matt Cockell, President & General Manager of the Winnipeg ICE. “We need a partner that understands the breadth and complexity of our business and shares our vision of a bright future for hockey and entertainment in Winnipeg. Paciolan will allow us to focus on our customers and provide greater flexibility and options for ticket purchases.”


ICE fans will enjoy an easy-to-use mobile ticketing experience including the option to scan their phones upon entry rather than using more traditional forms of tickets. Fans will be able to manage their accounts directly from their mobile devices and seamlessly transfer or exchange tickets for events they cannot attend. This partnership will also introduce options for patrons to purchase ticket insurance and will provide ICE staff with mPac, Paciolan’s new mobile reporting app.


The ICE will play at the Wayne Fleming Arena on the campus of the University of Manitoba for the next two seasons while construction is underway at 50 Below Sports & Entertainment’s new state-of-the-art event centre in South Winnipeg.


The Winnipeg ICE is the 17th Canadian Hockey League team to adopt the Paciolan platform in the last four years.  Paciolan now supports 17 teams in the CHL and eight in the Western Hockey League alone, making the company the foremost provider of ticketing technology services to both leagues.


“We could not be more excited about working with the ICE and 50 Below Sports & Entertainment. This relationship affirms Paciolan’s commitment to expanding our presence in the Canadian Hockey League,” said Kim Damron, Paciolan’s President and CEO. “We truly value partners like the ownership of 50 Below Sports and Entertainment. They appreciate the power of technology and its role in their organization’s expansion beyond traditional events and into academies, camps and concerts.”