The company was founded in 2006 in London by Eric Baker, the co-founder of US-based StubHub,. It was established to provide an online ticket marketplace that allows consumers to buy and sell tickets to sports, music, theatre and comedy events. Viagogo launch included partnerships with Chelsea F.C. and Manchester United F.C. offering season ticket holders the chance to sell tickets to matches they could not attend to other club members, without having to lend their season card. Manchester United ended their commercial agreement with Viagogo in 2011.
In September 2013 Viagogo officially launched in Australia. The launch was accompanied by two new partnerships with Melbourne-based AFL clubs Collingwood FC and Richmond FC. The same month they commissioned research that revealed that Britons lost £50 million to ticket fraud over a 12-month period and 500,000 Australians have been the victims of ticket fraud, with 85% cases resulting from transactions on eBay and Gumtree.
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