Islanders add Aspire to aid basketball ticketing

September 11, 2017

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and The Aspire Group have reached an agreement to boost Islanders basketball ticket sales headed into the 2017-18 season.

The agreement will provide the Islanders with extra manpower to facilitate ticket sales and create the best home court advantage in the Southland Conference.

“Our basketball programs are both coming off deep postseason runs,” said Director of Athletics Scott Lazenby. “Our men’s program is fresh off the deepest postseason run in program and conference history while the women reached the Southland semifinals. We want to ensure we create the best home court advantage possible while also making it as easy as possible for fans to support the Islanders.”

Aspire will dedicate a staff member to assist the Islanders ticketing department and provide Islanders fans with outstanding customer service. Aspire will also be providing the Islanders with intelligent e-marketing to compliment the efforts of the sales staff to optimize efficiency, engagement, and reach.

A proven commodity in the collegiate athletics realm, Aspire has a long-standing track record of growing ticket sales for partners. The agreement between Corpus Christi and Aspire will bring the group in on a seasonal basis for basketball season.

Aspire strives to drive ticket revenues and attendance by personalizing engagement with fans and focusing on their needs. Following its Fan Relationship Management strategy, Aspire will help Islanders fans find the best game day experience for them with the Blue and Green.

“Aspire is excited to partner with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in support of their successful men’s and women’s basketball programs,” said Bill Duffy, Chief Executive Officer of The Aspire Group. “Our commitment to excellent customer service along with our extensive background in the collegiate ticket sales and service space will contribute to a first-class customer experience for the Islanders fan base.”

Along with the partnership with Aspire, Islanders fans can still fulfill any ticket needs by calling (361) 825-BALL.

About The Aspire Group
The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm specializing in driving revenues and attendance for our partners with industry-leading customer service and the most innovative ticket marketing, sales & service operations. Aspire created the outsourced ticketing niche, revolutionizing Intercollegiate Athletics with the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Over 200 collegiate and professional sports properties have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value growth through the combination of strategic consulting and research services, data insights and best-in-industry fan relationship management. For more information, visit

For inquiries, contact A.J. Smith at 404-389-9100 or

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