No pact exists with Chevy Center’s ticket agency

No pact exists with Chevy Center’s ticket agency

YOUNGSTOWN — GetTix.Net has served as the Chevrolet Centre’s exclusive ticket agency since the city-owned facility opened in October 2005 even though there is no contract for those services between it and the city.

It is the latest on a laundry list of problems related to the operation of the center during its relatively brief existence.

The city’s board of control was to approve a contract today with GetTix, but deferred a vote for two weeks at the request of Kyle Miasek, the city’s deputy finance director and its pointman on the center.

Miasek was evasive when asked about the delay saying it was being done “in the city’s best interests.”

Miasek said he discovered earlier this year that the city didn’t have a contract with GetTix to serve as the center’s ticket agency. GetTix has a contract for the work with International Coliseums Co.

GetTix and ICC are subsidiaries of Global Entertainment Corp., the Phoenix-based company that operates the center on behalf of the city.

A woman who answered the telephone at GetTix’s office in Phoenix said today that the company wasn’t permitted to make comments to the media. Richard Floco, GetTix’s president, couldn’t be reached today to comment.

The contract with ICC sees the center paying $50,000 to $100,000 a year worth of GetTix expenses for items such as ticket printing, its computer system and overhead items, Miasek said.

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