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Evans park getting Web site

New site will allow visitors to purchase tickets online

Posted: February 26, 2012 - 1:01am  |  Updated: February 27, 2012 - 11:47am
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A woman walks her dogs past the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans Town Center Park. The county is creating a new Web site for the park which will include venue information, upcoming shows and patrons can buy tickets from it.  JIM BLAYLOCK
JIM BLAYLOCK
A woman walks her dogs past the Lady Antebellum Pavilion in Evans Town Center Park. The county is creating a new Web site for the park which will include venue information, upcoming shows and patrons can buy tickets from it.

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Evans Towne Center Park might get its own Web site this week.

Columbia County Community and Leisure Services Director Barry Smith said he soon hopes to launch www.evanstownecenterpark.com.

Visitors to the site can take a virtual tour of the park, review park information and rules, read information on other county venues, see a calendar of events, and peruse a photo gallery of past events.

For concert promoters, the Web site will contain rental and technical information on the Lady Antebellum Pavilion and other county venues, Smith said.

Perhaps the most significant feature will be a link to purchase tickets for shows held at the park and other venues.

County commissioners approved a contract Tuesday with Etix to act as the ticket vendor for county facilities.

Through Etix, patrons can purchase tickets online, by phone or in person at a box office to be established in the concessions booth of Evans Towne Center Park, said county Construction and Maintenance Services Director Matt Schlachter.

Etix will provide the necessary technical support and equipment to sell tickets without charging the county.

Instead, Schlachter said Etix will make money from fees on the sale of tickets. The company will charge a $1 flat fee and then 8 percent of the face value of the tickets up to $4 for online and phone sales.

But county officials don’t yet want to release the names of acts that patrons might purchase tickets to see.

“We’re in negotiations with about 10 different groups, but we haven’t finalized anything yet,” Smith said. “We’re hoping to have some good combinations, with like two well-known acts on one night.”

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