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The Kentucky State Fair Board and Ticketmaster Sign Multi-Year Ticketing Agreement

Wednesday, August 4, 2004 - 19:23

Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, today announced the signing of a multi-year ticketing agreement with the Kentucky State Fair Board in Louisville, KY. As part of the agreement, Ticketmaster will continue to sell and distribute Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center tickets, including events at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Freedom Hall and Broadbent Arena, concerts at the Kentucky State Fair, the National Farm Machinery Show Championship Tractor Pull and Louisville Fire arena football games.

"We are excited to be extending our long and successful relationship with the Kentucky State Fair Board," said Maria Zigmunt, Ticketmaster general manager for the Kentucky area. "We look forward to continuing to provide superior service and support at all the facilities run by the Kentucky State Fair Board."

"Ticketmaster is critical in our delivery of first-rate services to our guests and clients," said Harold Workman, president and CEO of the Kentucky State Fair Board. "With wide distribution and more ticketing options than ever before, Ticketmaster provides our patrons with the most convenient ticketing transaction available today."

Tickets for Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center events can be purchased at Ticketmaster retail ticket centers throughout Kentucky including select Kroger locations, by calling Ticketmaster Charge-By-Phone at (800) 487-1212 or (502) 361-3100, at the Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center box office and via

About The Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center:

The Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, the sixth largest public facility of its kind in the United States, hosts over three million visitors each year. The 520-acre property, with more than one million square feet of indoor space, is home to the Kentucky State Fair, the National Farm Machinery Show, the North American International Livestock Exposition, and many other exciting events throughout the year, including popular concerts, family and sporting events. The facility is also the site of Freedom Hall, a world-class coliseum that can seat over 19,000 people.

About Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster, the world's leading ticketing company, sold 100 million tickets valued at $4.9 billion in 2003, through, one of the largest e-commerce sites on the Internet, more than 3,300 retail Ticket Center outlets and 19 worldwide telephone call centers. Ticketmaster serves more than 8,000 clients worldwide and acts as the exclusive ticketing service for hundreds of leading arenas, stadiums, performing arts venues, and theaters and is the official ticketing provider and supporter of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. Ticketmaster is headquartered in West Hollywood, California and is an operating business of IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IACI).

SOURCE: Ticketmaster

CONTACT: Amanda Storment of Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center,
+1-502-367-5180; or Ina Murdock, +1-310-360-2322,, or
Kandus Simpson, +1-310-360-2321,, both of

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