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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Recent Letter of Intent to Acquire StadiumTickets.com

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., a nationwide ticket seller poised to quickly become one of the top event ticket providers via acquisition of smaller ticket firms, announced the signing of a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com to acquire 100% ownership.

For CitySide, which owns and operates e-commerce site CitySidetickets.com where users can obtain and also sell tickets to the best in today’s music, sports and theater events, the agreement with StadiumTickets.com, which went live March 1 and began accepting broker orders, is a natural evolution.

Key aspects of StadiumTickets.com include event ticket and real-time entertainment ticket brokering via a secure US/Europe network which is designed to allow brokers to see ticket availability, trade and negotiate rates all through a single, intuitive and feature-rich online portal.

The ticket industry stretches back to the foundations of western civilization, and, while the basic ideas haven’t changed much, the game sure has, with the secondary ticket market seeing massive developments since the 90s. In fact, where it was once dominated by illegal scalpers, it has now transformed into a 21st century business space dominated by technological innovation and e-commerce.

As increasing numbers of people switch to getting their tickets online through secondary brokerages which offer better unique, options and often prices, this sector is experiencing rising demand.

The ticket resale business is ideally suited to e-commerce solutions, according to US research outfit Forrester Research, and with a projected 2012 market value of $4.5 billion in sales and recent industry consolidation like the $265M acquisition of online ticket scalper TicketsNow (2nd largest behind StubHub with $200M in sales in 06) by Ticketmaster, and eBay’s $310M acquisition of StubHub last year, there is clearly potential for massive growth in the sector.

To give an idea of the proportion of overall market activity, StubHub and TicketsNow ranked 4th and 5th among all ticket sites according to internet market research firm Hitwise.

Forrester Research data indicates that advances in computer hardware/software (which drives competition), and the increased tendencies of the consumer base to shop online, are allowing state-of-the-art e-commerce innovators to access the massive growth of this sector.

Given the awesome influx of capital into the sector, and abundant growth potential, CIST is confident that carving out even a small slice of this huge pie will translate effectively into impressive ROI and that even a small percentage of the overall market share will completely validate this aggressive ownership strategy for StadiumTickets.com.

CEO of CIST, Michael DeAmicis, expressed his pleasure over the signing of this Letter of Intent, indicating that this sort of international venture is precisely what the Company had been longing for, and that the real-time connectivity with European brokers would significantly bolster existing “event offerings and ability to procure tickets”, especially in cases where someone wants to get tickets to all the performances in a popular artist’s international tour.

The intuitive CitySidetickets.com lets users search for their favorite artists, venues or all upcoming events within a given ZIP code, and even lets users post tickets to be sold, a boon anyone who has ever bought tickets and missed – or was unable to attend the event – can immediately understand.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) to Form CitySide Entertainment to Focus on Mixed Martial Arts Segment

Thursday, April 15th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., the national ticket shop that got its start outside Fenway Park in Boston, has grown determinedly and strategically from its humble roots to become a major contender in the event ticket market, offering tickets for just about any event out there from sports to theatre and music. The company recently announced a planned move to capitalize on the huge success of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) with the formation of CitySide Entertainment – which will focus on promoting and sponsoring the rapidly growing and unique sport.

MMA draws a young, active demographic with a sizeable chunk of 18-24 olds, especially men, with the unique combination of mixed martial arts disciplines and raw, real full-contact fighting. The sport also draws the affluent as detailed in a recent report by Scarborough Sports Marketing which states the sports fans are 15% more likely to have $75k+ household income and 10% more likely to own a second home.

Although like CIST, MMA has humble roots, it has quickly grown into a multimillion-dollar mainstream sport with a footprint covering training halls throughout the US and abroad as well as pay-per-view and events. MMA is poised to become one of the most stable and profitable operating areas for ticket vendors like CIST.

CitySide CEO Michael DeAmicis confirmed the status of MMA as being “one of the fastest growing sports in the United States” and simply put that it was a natural move for the Company, which wants to become a major player in event ticket market. CitySide Tickets aims to make MMA a big part of their overall growth strategy, leveraging “the rapid growth within the MMA” to expand its own reach and influence.

CitySide Tickets is based in Boston with a store front but also vends tickets via their e-commerce site CitySideTickets.com and toll-free number (1-800-ANY-SEAT) for all kinds of events, no matter what your preference, including:

• Sports: MLB Baseball; NBA Basketball; NFL Football; NHL Hockey; Monster Jam; US Open Tennis Championship; WWE- World Wrestling Entertainment; National Finals Rodeo; and UFC Ultimate Fighting Championship.
• Concerts: Taylor Swift; Bon Jovi; Lady Gaga; Elton John; Billy Joel; and many more too numerous to list.
• Theatre: Wicked, The Jersey Boys, South Pacific, and Phantom of the Opera, to name a few.
• Racing: Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway and at Atlanta Motor Speedway; Darlington Raceway; Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Michigan International Speedway; Pocono Raceway and Watkins Glen International.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) CEO Accepts Invitation to Appear on MYOB Radio Show

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, this morning before the bell announced that CEO Michael DeAmicis was recently featured on the MYOB (Mind Your Own Business) Radio Show with longtime entrepreneurs Rick Brutti and Jeffrey Davis.

Broadcasting on Sunday mornings on WBNW 1120 in Needham, MA and live over the internet, the show provides advice, information and connections for entrepreneurs, service providers and established companies. A full recording of the March 28, 2010 edition of “Mind Your Own Business,” which featured Mr. DeAmicis as the first guest, can be found on the show’s website under the recordings section at http://www.myobtheradioshow.com.

Topics discussed on the show include CitySide’s entrance into the public markets, the company’s expansion plans for the future, the recent advertising campaign that aired on national cable news channels, including CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg and FOX News, negotiations currently taking place to expand to an additional Boston location, and the lucrative opportunities that exist within the ticket industry.

During the 15 minute interview, show hosts Rick Brutti and Jeffrey Davis questioned Mr. DeAmicis on the topic of acquisitions. Mr. DeAmicis stated, “I’m looking toward the future. I see a lot of hope in this whole industry. The ticket business is recession-proof. We’re taking it to the next level. We are in discussions on another location, which I can’t say too much about right now. But we’re in discussions with a major sporting venue.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Strategically Building a Nationwide Enterprise

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

CitySide Tickets, a new and rapidly growing member of the ticket resale industry, is unique in its relationship to the marketplace, which has made it an unusual ground floor opportunity for investors.

Perhaps it all goes back to the way it got started. CitySide wasn’t put together by a bunch of boardroom number crunchers, a way to prop up one side of a balance sheet. Like so many great startups, CitySide was started by a young forward thinking unshackled visionary who saw and filled a grass-roots need.

Michael DeAmicis, now the company’s CEO, started out as a teenager selling extra tickets to Boston Red Sox games right outside of Fenway Park. He realized that there was a vast opportunity in ticket resales that would never be met on the sidewalks. He started putting together a business strategy and began operating out of his home. As his approach eventually became CitySide Tickets, he upgraded to a storefront, mere steps away from where he used to sell tickets on the streets by Fenway. It became clear that one of the cornerstones of the company’s success was this storefront location, which is still responsible for generating roughly half of CitySide’s business through simple walk-up traffic.

But CitySide soon began to look beyond its modest beginnings and the local Boston baseball market. CitySide rapidly became a New England resource for major concert events, as well as a growing range of sporting events. Today the company offers Bon Jovi, Elton John & Billy Joel, and Mariah Carey, right alongside Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey, National Finals Rodeo, NASCAR Racing, and even Ultimate Fighting Championship events and Monster Jam.

As the company went electronic through CitySideTickets.com, they grabbed market share by adding a feature where visitors can sell their own tickets, as well as buy tickets. The company is now gaining momentum around the country by pursuing the acquisition of smaller ticket sellers, such as the recent letter of intent signed to acquire StadiumSeats.com which CitySide hopes to groom into a competitor to current industry giant StubHub.

But another factor that has worked in the company’s favor is the fact that it is publicly traded, allowing it to absorb slumps in the economy better than many. In addition, when CitySide acquires a smaller operation, it can offset purchase costs through the offering of CitySide stock, allowing it to use its capital to continue building high value ticket inventory and attracting traffic.

It all represents a combination of ingredients that bodes well for CitySide as it continues to build from the East Coast to a national presence.

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Small Cap Voice Featured Company: CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK)

Monday, March 29th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST) offers a diverse range of tickets for sale through their website at www.citysidetickets.com. In addition, visitors to the company’s website can use the site to sell tickets they have available. CitySide Tickets’ focus is on offering tickets to quality theatre acts in a variety of cities.

The company offers concert tickets, theatre tickets, and sports tickets to their customers. Currently, CitySide Tickets is offering concert tickets for acts such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, and Elton John & Billy Joel, to name a few. For Theatre tickets, the company is offering tickets for Wicked, The Jersey Boys, South Pacific, and Phantom of the Opera, among others.

CitySide Tickets also offers tickets to Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, NFL Football, and NHL Hockey events. They also offer Monster Jam tickets, National Finals Rodeo tickets, Ultimate Fighting Championship tickets, U.S. Open Tennis Championship tickets, and WWE-World Wrestling Entertainment tickets.

Additionally, CitySide Tickets offers tickets to NASCAR racing events. This includes tickets to the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway as well as the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and Watkins Glen International. This is in addition to a host of other racetrack offerings presented on the company’s web portal.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Executes Growth Strategy

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., headquartered right next to Boston’s historic landmark, Fenway Park, is a one-stop-shop when it comes to obtaining tickets for your favorite event, whether online at the Company’s intuitive, state-of-the-art ecommerce website (CitySideTickets.com, which even allows visitors to sell their own tickets), or via toll free number: 1-800-ANY-SEAT.

All of the biggest events in Music, Sports and Theatre are available, as well as special, hard-to-find events and performances, which means the Company has a clear advantage over larger entities within the market, like the newly formed Live Nation Entertainment – a result of the merger between two of the sector’s biggest players, Live Nation and Ticketmaster.

For a company like CIST, such market consolidation often proves to be a very good thing, because their solid fundamentals – garnered by employing a strategy of organic growth and circumspect acquisition – are enhanced by marketing. In CIST’s case, this all-out national marketing campaign, of 30 second spots over the most-watched cable channels (Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, FOX News), reached an 8M viewer audience campaign.

Skillfully expanding on the Boston-area operations while bolstering brand identity nationwide has allowed the Company to gain ever more ground in major markets like NY, CA and FL, which are the central objectives of CIST’s long-term strategy, according to Investor Relations Director Michael McCarthy.

With a 12% projected annual growth rate for online secondary ticket sales topping an estimated $4.5B by 2012, and primary ticket sales representing roughly $22B in the US (according to an 08 Forrester® study), there is considerable room for CIST to carve out a slice of this enormous pie.

That’s why earlier this year, in February, the move to penetrate European markets through the signing of a letter of intent to acquire 100% ownership of StadiumTickets.com – widely known as a reputable exchange for ticket brokers in the international entertainment and event scene – was made, with the goal of creating a virtual location for brokers to negotiate rates, trade tickets, and check availability online.

CEO of CIST, Michael DeAmicis, described the move to acquire StadiumTickets.com as a chance to expand strategically, connecting with the European market via the brokers and “enabling the company to offer tickets globally for the most popular artists”.

CitySide is poised to become a significant national conduit for ticket buyers and sellers, increasing activity by intelligently seizing a large chunk of this growing global market.

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CitySide Tickets Inc. (CIST.PK) Banks on Experience and Acquisition

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

CitySide Tickets Inc., owner and operator of CitySidetickets.com, was launched from the entrepreneurial spirit of CEO Michael DeAmicis, who spent his teenage years selling extra tickets to Boston Red Sox games outside Fenway Park.

In 2002, DeAmicis turned his first job into a career, creating and running CitySide Tickets out of his home; he eventually opened shop right next to Fenway Park, what turned out to be the perfect location for business.

“Through this experience I realized there was a lot of money to be made in the ticket business,” DeAmicis told TicketNews in a recent interview.

DeAmicis said between 50 percent and 60 percent of his business comes from walk-ins; however, the company’s new national marketing campaign will target the acquisition of smaller ticketing companies with the hopes of cross-country expansion and introduction into bigger ticketing markets.

The company recently announced its acquisition of smaller ticketing brokers, including StadiumSeats.com. The goal is to become an active competitor to ticket giant, StubHub.

While CitySide works on the logistics behind the scenes, its position as a publicly traded company steals the show. It not only leverages the company to roll with the ebbs of the economy, but also enables it to offset costs of purchase through stock offerings and use its capital on inventory acquisitions, which means more tickets and more business.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) to Capitalize Multibillion-Dollar MMA Industry through New Subsidiary

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., owner and operator of a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, announced today after the closing bell that the company will be forming CitySide Entertainment for the purpose of promoting and sponsoring Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) events.

According to Scarborough Sports Marketing, a sports fan research firm, MMA fans are 15 percent more likely than the average American adult to have a household income of more than $75,000 and 10 percent more likely to own a second home. Building itself as a mainstream competitive sport, MMA is now a multimillion-dollar industry. It can be found on pay-per-view television, as well as in thousands of training halls across the United States.

Company CEO Michael DeAmicis stated, “Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has become one of the fastest growing sports in the United States. With our focus of becoming a major player in the event ticket market, it only made sense to include MMA in our business strategy. With the formation of CitySide Entertainment, we will attempt to leverage the rapid growth within the MMA industry to further expand our influence in the larger entertainment industry.”

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TicketNews Highlights CitySide Tickets, Inc.’s (CIST.PK) Growth in Exclusive Article

Monday, March 8th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, just announced that on Thursday, March 4, 2010, the company was featured in an article at TicketNews.com. The complete article can be found at the following link: http://www.ticketnews.com/Bostons-CitySide-Tickets-looks-to-boost-its-profile310491.

The TicketNews article, entitled “Boston’s CitySide Tickets looks to boost its profile,” provides an inside look at how the company got its start and where CEO Michael DeAmicis sees the business headed. Currently executing a nationwide advertising campaign, CitySide Tickets aims to establish a larger presence in markets such as New York, California, and Florida.

Company CEO Michael DeAmicis stated, “We’re getting a lot of attention right now as others begin to take notice of what we’re doing in the ticket selling industry. Just a year ago, only a portion of Boston’s residences had any idea who CitySide Tickets was and now millions are discovering our service as we push forward with our strategic business plan.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) FOX Business Network Live Interview Now Available On-Demand

Thursday, March 4th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, early this morning announced that CEO Michael DeAmicis’ interview with FOX Business is now available online at www.Video.QualityStocks.net.

During the live interview, Mr. DeAmicis discussed the company’s national expansion plan, his background and experience selling tickets, how his upbringing prepared him to start and operate a ticket business, various contacts in sports and music world, and the company’s competitive advantages and acquisition strategy, among other topics.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Receives Coverage from Independent Research Firm Murphy Analytics

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Murphy Analytics announced today that it has initiated coverage on CitySide Tickets, Inc. The Initiation Report provides a discussion on the company’s business model, market dynamics, industry competitors, macroeconomic data and indicators, financial results and risks. The complete report is available at http://www.murphyanalytics.com/uploads/CIST_Initiation.

Analyst Patrick J. Murphy, CFA noted the following in the report, “Although the recently completed Live Nation / TicketMaster merger creates significant market concentration, it also serves to illustrate the magnitude of the opportunity in the ticket market. CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) seeks to capitalize on this opportunity through organic growth as well as through acquisition.”

“As CNBC watchers undoubtedly have seen first-hand, CitySide Tickets has commenced an aggressive marketing campaign designed to expand the Company’s domestic reach. Additionally, CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) recently announced a letter of intent to complete its first acquisition. With the launch of a national marketing campaign and the announcement of the pending acquisition, CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) has begun executing its strategy to become a significant national destination for both ticket buyers and ticket sellers.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Welcomes Finance Veteran Marshall Sterman to the Board

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., owner and operator of www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, this morning announced that Mr. Marshall Sterman has joined the company’s Board of Directors.

Mr. Marshall Sterman has worked closely with The Mayflower Group, a Boston based merchant bank, Croesus Capital, a consulting firm for institutional investors, and Sterman & Gowell, an investment banking and securities firm. His fifty year career spans originating, mentoring, and financing both start-up and early stage ventures. He has served as a Director for the Boards of several high profile companies including WiFiMed, Medical Solutions Management, Aquamer Medical, and Allied First Class Partners.

Mr. Sterman will help guide the Company as it seeks out financial avenues for further advancement and gain the attention of the investment community. CEO Michael DeAmicis said, “We are proud to add Marshall Sterman to our Board of Directors. His experience will be invaluable as we move forward with our business plan. To take advice from someone who has been there and back is a treasured asset to our firm. With his expertise, we can plan appropriately and avoid common financial pitfalls that often plague early stage businesses. This next year will be extremely exciting for CitySide Ticket, Inc. as we gain our foothold on the secondary ticket industry.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) to Be Featured on FOX Business Network Live

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music and sporting events, today after the closing bell announced that its CEO, Michael DeAmicis, will be featured on FOX Business Live at 12:40 p.m. EST on Friday, February 26, 2010.

According to the press release, Mr. DeAmicis will discuss why the company is executing its expansion strategy now, how the company is differentiating itself from the competition, and where he sees the business headed, among other topics. The interview will be available online shortly after the broadcast.

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Boston Herald Features CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK)

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., which owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, was pleased to announce today that on Monday, February 22, 2010, the company was featured in an exclusive article featuring its national television advertising campaign.

The article in its entirety can be found at the following link: http://bostonherald.com/business/general/view.bg?articleid=1234509.

As previously announced, over the next three weeks CitySide Tickets will run multiple versions of a 30 second commercial more than 500 times on national cable news channels including Bloomberg, CNBC, CNN, Fox News and MSNBC. The commercials are designed to yield hundreds of telephone calls per day from people interested in using CitySide Tickets to buy and sell their tickets to concerts, sports contests, theatrical productions and other events.

Company CEO Michael DeAmicis commented, “CitySide Tickets, Inc. is just getting the ball rolling. We are very excited about the next couple of months as we expand our presence into other markets across the nation. I’m confident that we will make a big impact on the ticket selling industry as we move forward with our strategic business plan.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Announces LOI to Acquire International Entertainment Broker

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc., owner and operator of www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, today announced after the closing bell that it has signed a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com, an international entertainment and event ticket broker exchange. Terms of the agreement include a 100% ownership in the StadiumTickets.com by CitySide Tickets, Inc.

The lucrative secondary ticket market has completely transformed since the mid-1990’s. Commonly known as “Scalpers,” tradesmen of the illegal ticket trade can still be heard outside stadiums and concerts. But the days of the scalper are drawing to a close; the secondary ticket market today is now a slick, technology-driven, multi-billion dollar business. More and more consumers now purchase their tickets online through one of the many secondary ticket brokerages. The internet has turned scalping into a sophisticated white-collar trade.

According to U.S.-based Forrester Research, the ticket resale business was a natural one to move online. It is anticipated that the dominant U.S. market of online secondary ticket sales will reach $4.5 billion by 2012. Recent big name industry purchases have affirmed that there are still incredible growth opportunities available, including Ticketmaster’s deal to acquire online ticket scalper TicketsNow for $265 million, eBay’s (NASDAQ:EBAY) acquisition of StubHub for $310 million last year, and top-tier VC firm Kleiner Perkins’ $26 million investment in RazorGator back in 2005.

Forrester Research believes this growth has been driven by advances in computer hardware and software, rising consumer comfort with purchasing tickets online, and increased competition in the online secondary ticketing marketplace. Today’s state-of-the-art online programs allow tickets to be bought at home and resold with the ease of a mouse click. With such a massive growth opportunity, CitySide Tickets, Inc. believes that a capture of even a small percentage of market share can make the difference to their stockholders. To this end, the Company has taken an aggressive ownership arrangement through a Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com.

Beginning next month, StaduimTickets.com will feature real-time entertainment and event ticket brokering through a secure network across the United States and Europe. Through the fully featured online portal, brokers will be able to negotiate rates, see ticket availability, and trade tickets for virtually any event.

Company CEO Michael DeAmicis stated, “We’re pleased to sign this Letter of Intent with StadiumTickets.com. An international venture like this has been something our company has been searching for. To be able to connect in real-time with ticket brokers in Europe will only expand our event offerings and ability to procure tickets to all performances in an international tour from the most popular artists. I think our customers will appreciate these added benefits.”

CitySide Tickets, Inc.’s online portal allows consumers to search for their favorite artist, a local venue, or for all events within range of a particular ZIP code. The website, www.CitySidetickets.com, also enables visitors to sell whatever available event tickets they hold for any price the seller sets. The no-hassle ability for anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes is a powerful and dynamic feature that sets CitySide Tickets apart from the competition.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Announces National Advertising Campaign

Friday, February 19th, 2010

Today, CitySide Tickets, Inc. announced that it has launched a nationally televised advertising campaign to generate broad consumer awareness of its website. A nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a diverse selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events, the website offers admission to thousands of events across the country.

In the next three weeks, more than 500 30-second commercials will air on national cable news channels, including CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Bloomberg and FOX News, among others. This televised ad campaign will highlight the benefits of purchasing tickets through CitySidetickets.com as well as make consumers aware that they can sell their own tickets through the site.

Using an easy online form and offering a few bits of information, customers can set their own price and sell their event tickets via CitySide Tickets in a matter of minutes. In addition to a wide selection of concert and theater events, featuring top name performers and popular shows, CitySide Tickets, Inc. also offers a wide selection of sporting events including major NBA Basketball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey events, Major League Baseball, and NASCAR events.

The national advertising campaign is anticipated to be seen by more than 8 million people. Company CEO Michael DeAmicis commented, “CitySide Tickets, Inc. is proud to be at such a point in our business strategy that we are able to produce these 30-second spots and capture the attention of millions of potential buyers and sellers. By providing a ticket sales venue for the average person, we believe that this truly sets us apart from our competitors. With just a few clicks of their mouse they can buy or sell event tickets any time – day or night.”

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Has Your Ticket

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, a leader in nationwide ticket sales for sporting events, concerts, and theater, provides consumers with easy and affordable access to the hottest events in America. They offer a diverse range of tickets through their website at www.CitySideTickest.com, where visitors can also sell their own tickets. Based in Boston, the company is now spreading its influence in the industry through the acquisition of smaller ticket firms across the country.

Below is a small sample of the type of events offered.

• Concert Events – Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Elton John & Billy Joel, Black Eyed Peas, Mariah Carey, AC/DC, Phantom of the Opera, Wicked
• Sporting Events – Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, NFL Football, NHL Hockey, Monster Jam, National Finals Rodeo, Ultimate Fighting Championship, U.S. Open Tennis Championship, WWE-World Wrestling Entertainment
• NASCAR Racing – Daytona 500, Atlanta Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Watkins Glen International, Phoenix International Raceway, and many more.

To many, CitySide represents the latest and greatest example of the electronic democratization of secondary ticket sales, a long needed move away from professional scalpers who would truck in vagrants to stand in line and buy up all the tickets, which they might then end up selling for ten times face value to average consumers. Today, the box office is open 24/7 across the country. The best primary tickets are still often reserved for season ticket holders and corporations, but primary holders are often free to sell them online, in highly visible competition with everyone else. Furthermore, secondary tickets are available to anyone, with the ticketing company getting a small fee versus an outrageous markup.

The system doesn’t prevent someone from buying up tickets and re-selling them later. But, because the box office is open to anyone at any time, with real competition and transparency, it makes the whole process a lot less risky. It also makes season ticket holding more affordable, since it’s now easier for such holders to sell off the tickets they don’t use. It brings the average consumer back into the equation, spreading the value more evenly. For CitySide Tickets, it represents a huge and growing marketplace.

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CitySide Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Announces QualityStocks Coverage

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

CitySide Tickets, Inc. announced they will be featured in upcoming Daily Newsletters, Daily Blogs, and Message Boards. QualityStocks has over 750,000 subscribers to The Daily Stock Newsletter, which is a free service that collects data from hundreds of Small-Cap and Micro-Cap online Investment Newsletters and puts it all into one Free Daily Newsletter Report.

CitySide Tickets is focused on offering a diverse range of tickets for sale through their website at www.CitySideTickets.com. In addition, visitors to the company’s website can use the site to sell tickets they have available. CitySide Tickets’ focus is on offering tickets to quality theatre acts in a variety of cities.

Currently, CitySide Tickets is offering concert tickets for acts such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga and Elton John & Billy Joel, to name a few. For Theatre tickets, the company is offering tickets for Wicked, The Jersey Boys, South Pacific and Phantom of the Opera, among others.

CitySide Tickets CEO Michael DeAmicis stated, “CitySide Tickets has a unique and solid business foundation, and appreciates the opportunity to sponsor the Quality Stocks Newsletter, Video and Blogs. QualityStocks is providing a much needed service in the micro-cap and small-cap markets.”

Michael McCarthy, Managing Director for QualityStocks, commented, “We are very pleased to have CitySide Tickets as a featured company. The Company is methodically establishing itself as a category leader.”

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The Upturn, Inc. (UPTR.PK) Acquires CitySide Tickets, Inc., Changes Business Direction

Monday, February 8th, 2010

Today, The Upturn, Inc. announced the closing of the acquisition of CitySide Tickets, Inc. The company will now conduct all business under the CitySide Tickets, Inc. name. The company’s common stock is now being traded on the over the counter markets under the symbol “CIST.”

CitySide Tickets, Inc. owns and operates www.CitySidetickets.com, a nationwide event ticket purchasing venue that caters to a wide selection of popular theater, music, and sporting events. The new company focus will be solely on the intellectual property and business of CitySide Tickets, Inc.

Through CitySide Tickets’ easy-to-use portal, www.CitySidetickets.com, customers can purchase entertaining and engaging events such as:

Concerts and Music events
Theater and Broadway shows
Major League Baseball
NFL Football
NBA Basketball
NHL Hockey
NASCAR and Racing events
Ultimate Fighting Championships
National Finals Rodeo
WWE – World Wrestling Entertainment
And many more…

Offering admission to thousands of events across the country, a great time is just a click away.

CitySide Tickets, Inc. also allows anyone to sell their event tickets online in just a few minutes. Sellers are able to set their asking price and, with the touch of a button, the tickets are available through the portal with no hassles to the buyer or seller.

Company CEO Michael DeAmicis stated, “CitySide Tickets is poised for incredible growth this year as we move forward on our business strategy and capture market share in the entertainment sector. We are pleased to bring The Upturn into the fold and move forward with them into the future and bring to fruition our common goals. We will continue to provide excellent service to our buyers and sellers during this transition.”

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Cityside Tickets, Inc. (CIST.PK) Aims to Become the Premier U.S. Ticket Vendor

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2010

Cityside Tickets Inc. is one of the Northeastern United States’ top ticket vendors, selling tickets to all of the premier events via a sophisticated, user-friendly e-commerce website and their toll free number (1-800-ANY-SEAT).

Providing customers an easy and affordable way to attend the hottest and biggest name events in America is the core business philosophy that motivates the Company.

Skillfully guided to fruition by an experienced management team with vast industry experience and real bottom-up knowledge of the dynamics of the ticket sales profession as a whole, Cityside Tickets has risen quickly to become a leader in nationwide sales for all kinds of events, from concerts to theatre and sports, including NASCAR, MLB baseball, NBA basketball, NFL football, NCAA college football and NHL hockey.

Digging in to this multi-billion dollar market through the acquisition of smaller ticket sellers throughout the country, Cityside Tickets looks to carve out an even bigger slice of the ticket sales pie for itself by capitalizing on the refined and aggressive marketing know-how the Company has developed over the years, and the state-of-the-art infrastructure it has developed to beat out its competitors in the interests of generating profits for the Company’s investors.

A licensed and independently owned company unaffiliated with any box officer, promoter, theater, stadium venue or sports team/association, Cityside Tickets has a strong grasp of the “hard to find” end of the ticket market, extending its market coverage through a network of contacts and variety of resources.

Located right next to renowned Fenway Park, Cityside Tickets isn’t just the comfortable and accessible destination for Boston area ticket seekers, it is a nationwide platform whereby customers can find the very best seats and attend the biggest name entertainment, performance art and sporting events throughout the country.

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Cityside Tickets (CIST.PK) is “One to Watch”

Monday, December 14th, 2009

Cityside Tickets, Inc. offers a diverse range of tickets for sale through their website at www.citysidetickets.com. In addition, visitors to the company’s website can use the site to sell tickets they have available. Cityside Tickets’ focus is on offering tickets to quality theatre acts in a variety of cities.

The company offers concert tickets, theatre tickets, and sports tickets to their customers. Currently, Cityside Tickets is offering concert tickets for acts such as Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi, Lady Gaga, and Elton John & Billy Joel, to name a few. For Theatre tickets, the company is offering tickets for Wicked, The Jersey Boys, South Pacific, and Phantom of the Opera, among others.

Cityside Tickets also offers tickets to Major League Baseball, NBA Basketball, NFL Football, and NHL Hockey events. They also offer Monster Jam tickets, National Finals Rodeo tickets, Ultimate Fighting Championship tickets, U.S. Open Tennis Championship tickets, and WWE-World Wrestling Entertainment tickets.

Additionally, Cityside Tickets offers tickets to NASCAR racing events. This includes tickets to the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway as well as the Atlanta Motor Speedway, Darlington Raceway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, and Watkins Glen International. This is in addition to a host of other racetrack offerings presented on the company’s web portal.

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