Times Union Center Launches New Interactive Event Promotions Website

Top Quote New website allows Times Union Center to display high impact concert and sporting events through Mountain Media's content management platform, now boasting new "event venue features" and Website visitor personalization catering to this unique industry. End Quote
  • Albany-Schenectady-Troy, NY (1888PressRelease) October 08, 2011 - The Times Union Center announced today the launch of their new website located at www.TimesUnionCenter-Albany.com The website, designed and implemented by Saratoga Springs-based Mountain Media allows the popular venue to more easily and effectively promote upcoming concerts and events through its customized Web design and an interactive calendar tool that manages and displays events and provides the ability for high impact photo galleries. In addition, visitors can customize their view of the website by selecting from one of three backgrounds allowing sports fans to show their loyalty for one of the venue's home teams, the Siena Saints or the Albany Devils.

    After serving various web-based needs of the Times Union Center for almost ten years and developing a website last year for The Blue Cross Arena, another successful SMG event venue, Mountain Media brought an in-depth understanding of the unique complexities and challenges that premiere entertainment facilities face when promoting their events online and driving online ticket sales. "Mountain Media has been a critical component of our Web initiatives for nearly a decade and continues to impress us with their expertise, professionalism and support as they help us manage our venue's online projects," said Bob Belber, SMG Regional General Manager and Times Union Center General Manager. "We're very pleased with the new website and think that our web visitors will find it to be extremely interactive and easy to navigate. We're also excited about the opportunities that it provides for us to more effectively promote our upcoming events and support our local sports teams."

    Mountain Media (www.mountainmedia.com) provided the Times Union Center with a cutting-edge Website design and also enhanced their successful content management system with new features specific to the entertainment venue industry including:

    * An interactive homepage display for featured events
    * An interactive "Calendar View" that supports multiple events per day
    * An intelligent mini "upcoming event list" for the home page
    * Dynamic "buy buttons" that link into ticketmaster.com or any other ticket sale site
    * An event photo gallery feature that allows the venue to create sharp looking interactive galleries for displaying past events

    "We're very excited about the launch of the new Times Union Center website and the opportunity to continue to serve their online needs," said James Curley, CEO of Mountain Media. "We hope to enable other entertainment venues with our customized features designed specifically for this industry."

    Mountain Media was founded in 1998 to heed the growing commercial demand for effective website design and development allowing businesses to expand into new market segments. Since then, the company has set focus on, and become a premium provider of customized website development and marketing programs. Privately held and headquartered in Saratoga Springs, NY, the company's proprietary eCommerce management platform, known as "Mountain Commerce" was named to Practical eCommerce magazine's list of notable shopping cart solutions. The company offers a full compliment of commercial Web services such as Search Engine Marketing, Graphic Design, Web Hosting, Online Payment Applications, Email and Social Media Marketing.

    Located in Albany, the Times Union Center is upstate New York's premier sports and entertainment facility. Home to the Siena Saints Division I men's basketball team and Albany Devils AHL hockey team, the Times Union Center hosts a variety of events ranging from concerts to family shows to sporting events. With 17,500 seats, the arena has had the privilege of hosting concerts such as the Rolling Stones, Cher, U2, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Justin Bieber and more! They pride themselves on having something for everyone. From kids to the sports fans, the Times Union Center welcomes approximately 600,000 patrons annually to events like Disney On Ice, Monster Trucks, Arenacross, The Home Show, The Auto Show and Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus

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