PlayOn! Sports, a high school sports media and technology firm, has merged with GoFan, a high school sports digital ticketing service. The strategic combination was supported by an additional investment from KKR, which joined Panoramic Ventures as an investor in 2022.
PlayOn! operates the NFHS Network, a provider of live and on-demand high school sports content across the 50 U.S. states. GoFun provides a digital ticketing services for millions of high school sports fan across the country. Additionally, GoFun is an existing partner to 40 of NFHS’ member associations.
“We are excited to be joining forces with an industry leader like GoFan as we capitalize on our tremendous market opportunity and build a winning high school sports technology and media platform,” said David Rudolph, CEO of PlayOn!. “The combination of our highly complementary capabilities in ticketing and streaming creates a one-stop shop with unparalleled access and streamlined customer experiences for in-person, live-stream and on-demand events.”
“PlayOn! and GoFan have a common mission to elevate the event experience for high school administrators, coaches and fans, and today’s milestone will help us set the industry standard for school and fan engagement,” said B.J. Pilling, CEO of GoFan. “We are confident the combination of our teams will drive exponential value to our mutual state association and high school partners. We intend to tirelessly promote and market school events across the country to drive increased revenue through ticket sales and streaming.”