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Boise State athletics retains control of fees in deal with Ticketmaster

Boise State athletics doesn’t expect any change in its fee structure after agreeing to a multiyear contract to use Ticketmaster’s ticketing platform, a school spokesman said Tuesday.

Boise State athletics controls all fees associated with purchasing tickets except for a mailing fee that applies to orders submitted through Ticketmaster’s website or call center. Boise State still offers tickets through its own website and ticket office.

The school hasn’t had any discussions about increasing fees, the spokesman said.

The Ticketmaster license agreement essentially replaces the software the school used previously. The contract saves the school money over the previous deal, the spokesman said.

Ticketmaster also offers some improved customer service features that won’t necessarily be available this fall. For example, fans eventually will be able to send their tickets to someone else electronically. The system also is built to allow fan-to-fan sales.

"We've partnered with Ticketmaster to enhance the service to our fans," Athletic Director Mark Coyle said in a press release distributed by Ticketmaster. "Their industry-leading mobile, transfer/resale and season ticket holder account management features will dramatically improve the fan experience."