Rice Athletics and ReplyBuy, Inc. have announced a game-changing partnership that will enable Rice basketball and baseball fans to instantly purchase game tickets by responding with a quick text message.
No credit cards to pull out or apps to download are necessary to use the service. The faster a fan responds the better their seat location is.
Rice's partnership with ReplyBuy, a company on the cutting-edge of a burgeoning sports/tech market, is a natural fit. The exclusive partnership will allow Rice fans to purchase tickets instantly with a quick text message.
"We are excited to partner with ReplyBuy," said Tanner Gardner, the Owls Senior Assoc. AD/Chief Revenue Officer. "Rice Athletics is committed to being on the cutting edge of technology and this is a step towards that goal. ReplyBuy is poised to disrupt the ticket buying experience like Uber did the taxi industry. Purchasing tickets will now be easier and more seamless."
"The driving force behind this was to simplify the entire experience to make buying tickets faster, easier and fun for fans," said ReplyBuy CEO and Founder Josh Manley. "As a native Texan, we're excited to help provide an opportunity for fans to obtain a higher level of exclusivity with Rice Athletics."
ReplyBuy tickets will be available for the Men's Basketball game on Thursday at 7PM vs. Middle Tennessee State and the Baseball game on Saturday at 4PM vs. the University of Texas. Fans interested in using ReplyBuy should text "RICE" to 20123 or visit the link here.
For full Rice ticket information, please click here or call 713-522-OWLS (6957).
ReplyBuy is a platform that enables teams, clubs and venues to connect in real-time with their fans via mobile and execute a ticket purchase (to a game or event) with a simple reply text message. It's a universal solution which creates an intuitive, friction-free purchasing experience for the fan. Other ReplyBuy partners include Marquette University, the Washington Wizards, the Brooklyn Nets, the LA Clippers and the Arizona Coyotes.