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Executive VP of Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch Joins Board of Directors

LA JOLLA, Calif. - March 1, 2000 -, the industry's largest and most comprehensive Internet site for recreational sports and online event registration, today announced the addition of Dan Marriott, executive vice president of corporate strategy and development at Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch (Nasdaq: TMCS), to the company's board of directors.

company, Marriott leads the company's strategy development, driving the integration of new partnerships, alliances, and mergers and acquisitions. Marriott has been responsible for several significant strategic deals at TMCS, including the acquisitions of Microsoft Sidewalk and Match.Com. Since joining TMCS, he has been both vice president of marketing and executive vice president of product development and marketing. In these positions, Marriott managed all aspects of brand building and product development for TMCS.

"Marriott brings a history of developing and executing corporate strategies that have resulted in significant growth and development at Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch," said Dave Alberga, president and chief executive officer, "We're proud to add his strategic vision and solid Web brand-building experience to our board of directors."

Backed with $30 million of venture capital financing from Austin Ventures, Enterprise Partners, KB Partners, Kettle Partners, New World Ventures, Perfect World Technologies and TMCS, has assembled a strong, talented team with a knowledge and passion for the product and customer.'s Web technology products and services are targeted specifically to athletes, event organizers and league administrators ƒ{ a market that sees over 120 million registrations for an estimated 500,000 participatory events nationwide.

"I'm excited to play a role in the strategic growth and direction of," said Marriott. " has an online strategy that effectively addresses the needs of the sports market. For the first time, participant athletes worldwide have access to a comprehensive Internet site for all their recreational sports needs."

Ticketmaster Online-CitySearch, Inc. (Nasdaq: TMCS) offers consumers a popular guide to the good life that is an online source for information and access to what's going on. TMCS' Network includes some of the Web's most useful and popular sites such as, and Match.Com. is the largest and most comprehensive Internet site for participatory sports, providing athletes, event and tournament directors, league administrators and sports participants worldwide a range of Web-based resources and services. The La Jolla-based company represents the best of five recreational sports portals, all started by athletes in search of a better way to handle the search and registration process for participating in sporting events. features the world's largest online database of participatory sports events in as many as 60 sports, providing access to more than 50 million recreational athletes. Services include online event search and registration, event management resources, participatory sports calendars, community features, training tools and more. For additional information on and its services, visit

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