Jacksonville, FL -- December 2, 1996 As the Jacksonville Jaguars approach the end of the second season still holding on to the possibility of making the NFL playoffs their nationally recognized web site is taking another step to making going to the game easier for Jaguars' fans. Effective today, local fans and their counterparts from opposing teams can purchase tickets via the internet from anywhere in the world - without having to provide sensitive credit card information over the internet.
"It's the logical step and we're thrilled we can make it happen at a time when there is so much excitement about the Jaguars' progress," said Gregory Roberts, President of RAMWORKS, the interactive multimedia design studio which created the Jaguars web page (http://www.jaguars.com).
The new service joins other features on the site which, for example, uses photobubble technology to allow fans to "sit" in their seat and see a 360 degree view of the stadium, and "walk"through such off-limits areas as the locker room. It's such innovations which recently prompted USA TODAY Online to select the Jaguars page for its "Hot Site Award", and PC Magazine to pick it as one of its Top 100 web sites.
Roberts says, "the payment process is a huge plus because it removes one of the fears many have about making a purchase on the web, giving out credit card information." To accomplish that, RAMWORKS teamed up with First Virtual, developers of the first internet payment system. First Virtual stores financial information safely off-line and provides their customers a special "PIN" number to use for purchases, substantially reducing the risk of fraud or theft. The buyer must actually confirm the purchase by e-mail before the sale is final.
There is no additional charge to ticket-buyers to use the service. A buyer can sign up on the Jaguars web site or go to First Virtual's web site (http://www.fv.com) or their e-mail address, email@example.com. Buyers can use their PINs the day they apply.
Tickets in the South Endzone and Upper Westside of the Jacksonville Municipal Stadium are still available for the remaining home games, December 15th at 8:00 pm against the Seattle Seahawks and December 22 at 1:00 against the Atlanta Falcons. (The Jaguars are on the road against Houston December 8) The ticket cost is $46.
Founded in the dark ages of multimedia (1989) RAMWORKS is a state-of-the-art interactive multimedia design studio which specializes in web site development. Their web site can be viewed at http://www.ramworks.com
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