Ep. 191 – Charles Lucas (Director of Ticket Operations, Reno Aces)
Charles Lucas talks about some of the factors with the Reno Aces baseball team, and how they are able to draw fans in a continuous, fun environment. The Reno Aces are a franchise success story, because professional baseball in Reno has been a sorted one. Reno has had eight professional baseball teams play in the city since 1947. Once a boomtown before native casinos took away the allure of the Biggest Little City in the World, it is now a different place, especially hit hard by the 2008 economic crash. In 2009, the Tucson Sidewinders became the Reno Aces and started playing Triple A baseball in a brand new ballpark at a time when the local economy had 25 percent unemployment.