Charlotte, NC, Jan. 13, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Unity FI Solutions, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, announces that it has expanded its suite of services to include an online ticketing platform that is now being used by two NBA teams – the Charlotte Hornets and Utah Jazz.

Unity FI Solutions offers a wide range of electronic payment services that its expert staff tailors to suit client needs. Unity FI Solutions has partnered with the Charlotte Hornets and the Utah Jazz to develop a web platform allowing fans streamlined online access to tickets.

The solution was rolled out with the Hornets in 2014. The website allows participants in the Hornets Hoops clinics and Junior Hornets youth basketball league to redeem ticket packages purchased as part of those programs. Participants use a special access code to select which game they would like to attend and how they want to receive the tickets. They can also upgrade to better seats or purchase extra tickets. Unity FI Solutions also handles the payment processing for upgraded and additional tickets purchased through the site.

“We needed a seamless way to for Hornets Hoops and Junior Hornets participants to collect their tickets, and Unity FI Solutions delivered,” said Hornets Executive Vice President and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Pete Guelli.

The Utah Jazz began working with Unity FI Solutions this season. Members of the Junior Jazz youth basketball program use a Unity FI Solutions platform to redeem or upgrade complimentary tickets.

“Professional sports teams are no different than our other clients. To remain competitive, they need to provide the best online experience for their customers,” said Steve Contino, principal and co-founder of Unity FI Solutions. “We are committed to finding the best solutions for our sports clients, and continuing to expand our offerings to the industry in 2016.”

About Unity FI Solutions:

Unity FI Solutions is a Charlotte, N.C.-based technology firm that delivers customized, secure and cost-effective electronic payment and collections solutions to a wide range of clients, including community banks and educational institutions. For more than a decade, Unity FI Solutions has brought innovative payment solutions to its clients with the goal of helping them improve their bottom line and increase operational efficiencies.

About Hornets Sports & Entertainment:

Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.  The Charlotte Hornets are a member of the NBA’s Southeast Division. Owned by NBA Legend Michael Jordan, the Hornets organization strives to deliver a relentless attack on the court, an unmatched experience in the stands and a positive impact throughout the community. The name of the city’s original NBA team from 1988-2002, the Hornets moniker returned to Charlotte in May 2014, uniting the rich history of NBA basketball in the Carolinas. Time Warner Cable Arena is the premier destination for sports and entertainment in the Carolinas, hosting over 150 sporting events, concerts and family shows annually.  For more information, please visit or

About the Utah Jazz:

Founded as the 18th member of the National Basketball Association (NBA) in 1974, and located in Salt Lake City since 1979, the Utah Jazz are committed to excellence as a team and in the community. On the court, the Jazz are the third-winningest team in the NBA over the last 30 years, having won eight division titles and two Western Conference championships along with 14 seasons of 50-plus wins, and are supported by one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports. Away from the court, the Jazz are very active in the local community and have assisted a multitude of organizations and worthy causes by way of charitable donations, service and grants through Larry H. Miller Charities. For more information on the Utah Jazz, visit


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