Kacie McDonnell, Keith Jones, Brian Westbrook, Howie Long, Jill Biden, Toby Keith, Bradley Cooper*, Kyle Scott. Add three more names to the list of greatness emanating from the Main Line: Derek Shewmon, Federico Campbell and Jeff Brisbin– 2011 Villanova grads who developed Let’s Move Down, an iPhone and Android app that allows you to upgrade your seat in-game.
The service will be used by the Sixers, Devils (no doubt the Sixers-Devils thing had to do with dual-CEO Scott O’Neil being a Nova guy himself), Villanova and some other college basketball schools:
Here is how it works: For the buyers, you are able to purchase an in-game ticket through the Lets Move Down app on your smartphone. Through the app you are able to view and buy better seats. The prices of the tickets are adjusted as the game progresses. Once you purchase the ticket, you are able to show the newly purchased ticket through your smartphone to the usher in the arena. For the sellers, they are able to sell their tickets at any point during the game. It is an easy way to sell the tickets if you were unable to sell them beforehand, or if you were unable to make the game. The price of the ticket is adjusted every two minutes during the game, so you the buyer never has to pay full face value for the ticket.
This season, Lets Move Down has partnered with Villanova for the Pavilion home games. Currently there is no deal with Villanova and the Wells Fargo Center, but since there is a partnership with the 76ers, the chance that Villanova pairs up with Lets Move Down for their four regular season games is high.
And on their blog, Let’s Move Down writes about the Sixers partnership:
Much like the New Jersey Devils and the Georgetown Hoyas, LetsMoveDown will be deploying a white-labeled app in addition to the normal LetsMoveDown upgrade app for the 76ers fans. This app will be 76ers focused, and allow the fans to purchase upgrade seats, buy access passes and service all aspects of the in-game marketplace.
The LetsMoveDown app for the 76ers should be ready to go by the start of the season. Fans can look forward to hearing more from the 76ers in the coming weeks, and look forward to utilizing the platform to have an incredible experience at Wells Fargo Center!!
This is a great idea. I always hate that guy in the group who disrupts a nice outing amongst friends by constantly encouraging that you move down, when you know full-well that the moment you get there, someone will kick you out. There’s always that guy, and he always ruins the game because he looks a gift horse in the fucking mouth and can’t bear to sit in the second level for more than 22 seconds (that’s how long it takes him to complain– I’ve timed it). Anyway, problem solved. Now you can do it legally, so to speak.
Obviously, there needs to be a certain amount of people on there to make this work. But it’s a great idea and fills an actual need. Fight, fight, fight for Villanova, fight for Victory…
*Yes I know not all of those people graduated. Thanks.