Sport and Event Management students from The University of Findlay’s ticket sales course were recognized at Saturday’s Cleveland Indians baseball game for record-setting ticket sales.
Bryson Faggs, Amanda Badertscher and Julie Lyons were the top sellers in the history of the Indians’ Collegiate Ticket Sales Program. The class collectively sold more than 1,350 tickets for four games this season, totaling nearly $27,000. At last Saturday’s game, which was part of opening weekend at the ballpark, Faggs, a junior and the overall top seller in the program, threw out the first pitch. The UF contingent also presented to Indians executives prior to the game.
The three were part of a dozen UF students who participated in sport business and sales mentoring program, which involved trips to Progressive Field for advanced sales training, campus sales seminars and learning how to use the club’s customer relationship management and ticket servicing system following sales.
The students’ sales also raised $5,200 for UF’s Sports/Event Management program.
This school year, nearly 250 students from eight schools were able to hone their sales skills as part of the Indians’ collegiate outreach program.
“It was an incredible opportunity for our students, and I am beyond proud of their initiative and desire to go above and beyond while gaining real world experience,” said Scott Grant, director of the University’s Sport/Event Management program and assistant professor in the College of Business.