Portland State Vikings Bring in The Aspire Group

January 14, 2020

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ATLANTA, GA – The Portland State University Athletic Department (PSU) has announced a multi-year ticket marketing, sales, and service partnership with The Aspire Sport Marketing Group. The on-campus Portland State Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) will be responsible for new sales, renewals, and the generation of new ticket related donations.

“Opening Viking Pavilion at the Peter W. Stott Center marked a new era for Portland State Athletics. Partnering with The Aspire Group will be an invaluable next step in enhancing our culture of customer service, growing our fan base, and building a deeper connection with our long-term supporters,” said Trinity Gibbons, Associate Athletic Director for External Operations. “Our goal is to provide a first-class experience for both our student-athletes and the greater Portland community–the addition of Aspire will help us do just that.”

“Aspire is honored to have been selected to partner with Portland State Athletics and we’re thrilled to serve the Vikings for many years to come,” said A.J. Smith, Vice President of Client Partner Development. “Valerie Cleary and her team have set a great foundation for fan engagement and our new Fan Relationship Management Center will further bolster Portland State’s ability to service fans, alumni, groups, and visitors to athletic events. We look forward to building Viks fans for life!”

The Vikings represent Aspire’s 1st new FRMC in 2020 and become their 47th FRMC across the country.

About Portland State University Athletics

The Portland State University Vikings compete at the NCAA Division I level in football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, golf, tennis, softball, track and field, and cross country. Portland State actively sponsors 15 men’s and women’s varsity teams and has won 29 conference championships since joining the Big Sky Conference in 1996.

About The Aspire Group

The Aspire Group is a sports and entertainment marketing firm that is globally recognized for innovative consulting, research, and ticket sales services. Aspire created the outsourced ticket sales niche, revolutionizing intercollegiate athletics with the first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Over the past decade, more than 230 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 and best-in-industry fan relationship management.

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

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