Long Beach State Partners With The Aspire Group For Ticket Sales and Service

June 11, 2016

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Long Beach State Athletics has partnered with The Aspire Group, the global leader in athletic revenue enhancement, to form an on-site Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) in Long Beach, California. This on-site FRMC will include one selling manager and one sales consultant, who will provide ticket sales and service support for all ticketed Long Beach State athletic events.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Aspire Group to grow the Long Beach State fan base,” said Rob Clark, Sr. Associate Athletic Director for External Relations. “Building genuine relationships with our alumni and community are critical to growing a new generation of Beach Athletics fans and this partnership will enhance our ability to provide a first-rate, personalized experience for more supporters.”

“The Aspire Group employees receive the best ticket sales and service training in the sports industry and this training is transferred into every partnership that we work with,” stated Bill Fagan, Aspire’s SVP & GM of Fan Relationship Management. “We look forward to providing Long Beach State with a unique set of services that will provide the edge in achieving their goals in regards to ticketing.”

Aspire’s Regional Vice President of Fan Relationship Management, Tony Garrett, will oversee this partnership. Garrett comes with a strong track record of success at the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks, and New Orleans Pelicans, as well as running Tulane’s Athletic sales, where he oversaw sell-outs at the Green Waves’ new Yulman Stadium.


About Long Beach State Athletics
Long Beach State is an NCAA Division I university with a strong tradition in athletics. Since its founding in 1949, Long Beach State has won 13 national championships, produced hundreds of Olympians, and has been one of the elite athletics programs in the Big West Conference. LBSU claimed the Big West Commissioner’s Cup for five consecutive years from 2011-15, an award given to the conference’s best overall athletics department. Long Beach State has been home to Hall of Fame coaches like Ron Allice, Brian Gimmillaro, and Jerry Tarkanian, along with world-class student-athletes like Misty May, Danielle Scott, Ed Ratleff, LaTaunya Pollard, Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki, Evan Longoria and many others. Long Beach State is currently home to 37,500 undergraduate and post-graduate students, making it one of the largest public universities in the State of California.

About The Aspire Group
The Aspire Group is a global sports and entertainment marketing firm that specializes in enhancing all revenue streams while building lifelong fans for our clients through superb fan engagement and service. The Aspire Group currently works with client partners in North America, Europe and Australia providing ongoing strategic business consulting and research; outsourced services; and implementation support in all facets of sports business and investment optimization. Aspire has become the global leader in outsourced revenue enhancement with more than 60 collegiate properties in the USA and over 100 more sports and entertainment properties who have trusted Aspire to drive revenue, attendance and enterprise value. In 2015, The Aspire Group was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 10 Best Places To Work For In Sports” and nominated by Sports Business Journal for a “Best In Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services” award for the second time. For more information, please visit

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