KANSAS CITY, Missouri – Collegiate Consulting and the University of Missouri-Kansas City have announced that they will partner for ticket sales and services. The athletics consulting firm will assist Kansas City with an increase in sales and revenue for all ticketed sports by placing a staff on the university campus. Collegiate Consulting joins Kansas City as the ‘Roos begin their transition to the Western Athletic Conference, announced just days prior.
“Our partnership with Kansas City gives us the exciting opportunity to help a strong program further increase its fan base,” stated Collegiate Consulting Vice President of Ticket Sales and Services Jason Lai. “With 16 varsity sports and a rich basketball history, we look forward to implementing our sales and fan service initiatives to further grow the program as it begins a new era in the WAC.”
Additionally, Collegiate Consulting has named Ryan Majercik as the Director of Ticket Sales for Kansas City. Majercik joins the ‘Roos after a successful stint as Assistant General Manager for Ticket Sales and Services at Missouri State University, another Collegiate Consulting partner. Collegiate Consulting now has ticketing partnerships with nine NCAA Division I institutions, including Bowling Green State University, California State University Bakersfield, Missouri State University, Oral Roberts University, Purdue University, Rice University, Seattle University, and Siena College.
“We’re thrilled with the opportunities that our partnership with Collegiate Consulting provides,” stated UMKC Director of Athletics Tim Hall. “This is an important and exciting time for Kansas City athletes and fans. We’re eager to get to work increasing our fan base and maximizing the ‘Roo experience.”
About Collegiate Consulting: Collegiate Consulting is a comprehensive solutions-based consulting company focused exclusively on the collegiate marketplace. Featuring a team of experienced and proven individuals, Collegiate Consulting enables athletic departments and conferences to increase revenue, create efficiencies and maximize operations to succeed and prosper in a diverse climate. Collegiate Consulting was founded as a partnership with Strategic Marketing Affiliate in 2005, since its inception, Collegiate Consulting has worked with over 300 institutions.
About the University of Missouri-Kansas City Athletics: Over the past five seasons, UMKC has seen competitive improvement every year as it has won conference championships in men’s soccer, men’s golf, men’s tennis and softball, while the women’s basketball team posted its first 20-win season since 1991-92 and its first ever berth in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament this past year. The ‘Roos have won 10 conference titles in the last five years. UMKC has one of the top soccer facilities in the Midwest with the building of Durwood Soccer Stadium and Recreational Field in 2009. The $9 million addition hosts offices and locker rooms for men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s track and field, and softball. UMKC student-athletes have a cumulative GPA of 3.26, and maintains a Graduation Success Rate (GSR) above the NCAA Division I average at 84%.