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Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Beefs Up E-Commerce at Denver Site

Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch launched a new online information and ticketing service for Denver CitySearch.

The Denver CitySearch local portal site integrates information about current and upcoming events, including seating options and sight lines, with the ability to purchase tickets to the events online.

"CitySearch has evolved to become more than just a source of information, with integrated transaction services such as Ticketmaster Online, person-to-person auctions via CityAuction, and merchandise available from First Auction," said Charles Conn, chief executive officer of Ticketmaster Online -CitySearch.

The site features a new design that combines the strengths of CitySearch's locally developed information with Ticketmaster Online.

To use the service, the user clicks on a date on the event calendar in the upper right corner of the CitySearch home page. A roster of events occurring that day appears, allowing the user to click on an event for more detailed description, such as the venue location and directions. By clicking on the ticket icon, the viewer can purchase tickets to the event online.

In the next several months, CitySearch said it intends to work with local merchants to offer a broader range of services for Denver residents who want to plan and purchase online. Local e-commerce capabilities will include such services as the ability to order flowers from a local florist or make restaurant reservations online.

CitySearch local portal sites are online communities that integrate original content on where to go and what to do, as well as business and community service information, Ticketmaster Online ticketing services, and local merchant advertising/e- commerce capabilities.