SOURCE: Stanford Athletics

March 17, 2006 17:13 ET

Stanford Athletics Hires Director of Ticket Sales

Stanford Stadium Football Ticket Sales and Marketing to Target New Markets

STANFORD, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 17, 2006 -- Stanford Athletics appointed Richard Muschell as Stanford Stadium's Director of Ticket Sales. Muschell, a seasoned sales and ticketing consultant with more than 15 years of professional sports industry experience, will oversee the 2006 Football ticket sales program. Muschell, who started on March 6, will manage a ticket sales force, which includes two sales representatives and a telemarketing team.

Muschell's experience in professional sports began in 1990 with the San Jose Sharks, where he started as an account manager and worked his way up to Director of Ticket Sales. In addition, Muschell held positions with the Golden State Warriors, FIFA Women's World Cup Soccer, the Calgary Flames and the San Francisco Demons (XFL Football). Most recently, Muschell served as the Director of Ticket Sales for the East West Shrine Football Game.

"We are pleased to have Richard leading the charge in our ticket sales effort," said Debra Gore-Mann, Senior Associate Athletic Director of External Relations. "His experience in the local market and in the sports arena is impressive. We look forward to having him and his team develop and expand our fan base, particularly among new markets such as young families and groups. With Richard's leadership we hope to accomplish our ultimate goal of selling out Stanford Stadium."

A long-time resident of the Bay Area, Muschell earned his BA at Brown University and his MBA in Marketing at San Francisco State University's School of Business.

About the New Stanford Stadium

Home to Stanford Football since 1921, Stanford Stadium is undergoing a major construction to transform the venue into a state-of-the-art college football facility. The single most important capital project in the history of Stanford Athletics, the new Stanford Stadium will mark the beginning of a new era for Stanford Football. With support from fans, the University, and the Department of Athletics, the new stadium is poised to become a recognized Bay Area destination offering players and spectators an intimate and electrifying game experience with modernized amenities and enhanced features. The $90 million stadium project, funded by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education and Recreation (DAPER) Investment Fund, alumni and friends of Stanford University, will open its doors September 16, 2006. For more information on the new Stanford Stadium, call (650) 725.STADIUM, visit our web site www.stanfordstadium.com or email stadiumrenovation@stanford.edu.

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