The opportunity to launch a brand-new team in a renovated stadium working with executives who literally ‘wrote the book’ on ticket sales doesn’t come along very often.
Macon, GA has made a bold move to bring baseball back to historic Luther Williams Field. The team will be in the Coastal Plain League, one of the top leagues in the country in summer collegiate baseball. The team will start playing in June 2018.
Steve DeLay and Jon Spoelstra, two sports industry veterans with more than 60 years of experience between them will own and operate the team. Steve and Jon have operated teams all over the country in the NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and minor league baseball. They’ve written books on ticket sales that are used by hundreds of teams around the country. Steve and Jon are bringing their expertise to Macon to make sure the new Macon Bacon will be a resounding success. Todd Pund, an industry veteran himself has been hired to be the team president.
WE’RE LOOKING FOR FOLKS THAT WANT TO BECOME SUPERSTARS
To become a superstar working on the business side of sports, you need to first know that it all starts with tickets. Tickets are the lifeblood of sports. Once you learn tickets—truly learn how to sell tickets–then it’s on to other aspects of running a team.
So, we start our people on our lifeblood—remember, that’s tickets. We don’t give you the Yellow Pages and tell you to go sell. Our philosophy is train, train, train, and when we get tired of that, we train some more. Our goal is to accelerate your growth as fast as we can. We want you to get better as quickly as possible so you can be a major contributor for the new team in Macon. Most importantly, we’re hiring right now.
WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING
Tickets, remember, it’s all about tickets. You’ll be a full-time salesperson. You might be making face-to-face sales calls to the corporate community. That position will be selling corporate ticket packages including season tickets, corporate boxes, ticket plans and group tickets. We’ll train you, teach you and help you be successful.
Do you want to be a superstar in the sports business? That’s the first qualification. If you answered yes, then answer two more questions: 1) do you have a strong work ethic and 2) do you have a desire to learn and excel?
You should have strong communication skills (you have to like to talk to people) and a willingness to listen and learn. If you don’t have sales experience, don’t worry about it because we don’t worry about it.
You won’t get filthy rich working for the Macon Bacon but you’ll have a lot of fun doing it. It’s the perfect starting point for a young person wanting a career in sports. The starting salary is in the mid-20’s with commissions that could pay you another $3000-$7000. There are health benefits as well. If you’re interested, send an email to Steve DeLay at [email protected] with your resume and a dazzling cover letter on why you should be hired.