Saint Joesph’s and Playfly Aspire Announce Ticket Sales, Service, and Operations Partnership
September 5, 2023
ATLANTA, GA – Saint Joesph’s University and Playfly Aspire have agreed to a ticket sales and service partnership, organization officials announced on Wednesday. Playfly Aspire will launch a fan relationship management center (FRMC) on Saint Joesph’s Hawk Hill Campus. The FRMC will be responsible for ticket sales to all St. Joe’s athletic events and overseeing ticket operations. Zach Lehrbaum will lead the Saint Joesph’s FRMC as Director of Sales, Service, and Operations.
Saint Joesph’s competes in the Atlantic Ten (A-10) conference and are the 4th active A-10 member to partner with Playfly Aspire, joining George Mason, Richmond, and VCU.
“Saint Joseph’s is excited to partner with Playfly Aspire, an industry leader in ticketing and fan relationship management,” said Saint Joseph’s University Vice President and Director of Athletics Jill Bodensteiner. “Along with providing the best fan-first ticketing experience, we’re also thrilled with the opportunity that Playfly Aspire will provide to help grow St. Joe’s fan base throughout the region.”
“The whole Playfly Aspire family is ecstatic to partner with Saint Joesph’s Athletics,” said Playfly Aspire Senior Vice President of Client Development, A.J. Smith. “Our partnership will provide Hawks supporters with first-class fan engagement for years to come.”
“I feel at home on campus working out of Hagan Arena here on Hawk Hill,” said FRMC leader, Zach Lehrbaum. “I am very much looking forward to serving our loyal fans and helping develop the next generation of Hawks fans.”
About Saint Joesph’s University
Founded in 1851 as Philadelphia’s Jesuit university, Saint Joseph’s University prepares students for a rapidly changing world by focusing on academic excellence and courageous exploration. With an intellectual tradition distinguished by a foundational liberal arts core and diversified by strong professional programs in education, business, health and science, Saint Joseph’s students are empowered, challenged and supported by high-quality faculty members to follow their own path. As a comprehensive university, undergraduate and graduate students study in the University’s four schools and colleges — the College of Arts and Sciences, the Erivan K. Haub School of Business, the School of Education and Human Development and the School of Health Professions. With academic offerings in the most sought-after majors, including leading programs in the first-in-the-nation Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, nearly 100% of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs upon graduation. The University’s network of nearly 100,000 proud alumni keep alive the rallying cry — The Hawk Will Never Die.
About Playfly Aspire
Playfly Aspire is an award winning sports and entertainment marketing firm, named as a top employer in the industry by both Forbes and Front Office Sports. Globally recognized for innovative consulting, ticket sales, and partnership services, Playfly Aspire created the outsourced ticket sales niche, revolutionizing with its first Fan Relationship Management Center (FRMC) at Georgia Tech in 2009. Over the past 15 years, more than 300 collegiate and professional sports properties have trusted Playfly Aspire to drive revenue, attendance, and enterprise-value growth through the combination of strategic consulting and research, sales and service training, and best-in-industry fan relationship management.