Moving On Up, Saints Assistant General Manager Scott Bush To Become Senior Vice President, Business Development For Goldklang GroupST. PAUL, MN May 3, 2016
BUSH WILL ALSO ASSUME POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CHARLESTON RIVERDOGS
Scott Bush began his baseball career as an intern with the St. Paul Saints in 2004, holding several prominent roles within the organization that culminated with his most recent stint as Assistant General Manager. Effective immediately, Bush will take on a global role within the Saints’ ownership entity, having been named Senior Vice President of Business Development with the Goldklang Group, the organization that operates the Saints, Charleston RiverDogs, Hudson Valley Renegades and Pittsfield Suns. Bush will relocate to Charleston and assume the dual role of Vice President Marketing and Business Development for the RiverDogs.
In his new role, Bush will oversee and manage the global sales and related marketing initiatives within the Group, providing leadership on the corporate partnership side and leveraging current and future inventory assets. He joins the RiverDogs staff as a senior Marketing and Sales Executive, with an eye towards launching the new club level scheduled to open prior to the 2017 season.
“Scott has proven sales and leadership abilities, evidenced most recently with his impact on the wildly successful inaugural season at CHS Field,” said President of the Goldklang Group Jeff Goldklang. “We’re excited to bring Scott into the fold on a Group-wide basis, where each of our clubs will now benefit directly from his vast skill set."
The 33-year-old Bush was a full time intern in 2004, following his junior year at the University of Minnesota. After graduating in 2005, he spent time in California working for the Fresno Grizzlies and the Stockton Ports. While in Stockton he oversaw the California-Carolina League All-Star Game. After proper seasoning in California, he returned to the Saints prior to the 2008 season.
Bush spent 2008-09 as the Director of Corporate Sales with the Saints, helping oversee a significant increase in corporate partnerships over that time. After leaving to pursue other career opportunities with the Minnesota Timberwolves and KSTC45, Bush returned for his third, and most recent, tenure with the Saints in 2012 in his current role as Assistant GM.
During the last four seasons Bush has handled the organization’s marketing and corporate sales departments. He helped implement “The Last Train to Midway” in 2014, “When the Saints Go Marching In” during the first year of CHS Field, and 2016s “Take Me Out With the Crowd” marketing strategies. He also helped finalize the naming right’s partnership with CHS along with one of the more prominent Founding Partnership agreements with Treasure Island.
“Scott is one of the brightest, most creative individuals with whom I've had the opportunity to work,” said Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Derek Sharrer. “In his time with the Saints he's proven to be a true professional; one who will leave us having had an impact on virtually every aspect of our ballclub. While he will be missed here in St. Paul, I'm as happy for him as I am for us that he is accepting this exciting opportunity within the family.
Current Ticket Sales Manager Tyson Jeffers has been promoted to Director of Corporate Sales, overseeing the sales staff and activation of all corporate partnerships. Jeffers has been with the Saints since 2013 and began as Corporate Sales Activation Manager before moving into his current role in 2014.
“I'm thrilled to see Tyson step into this leadership role,” said Sharrer. “In his time with the Saints he's shown a tremendous work ethic and drive, along with a strong ability to develop relationships both inside and outside of the ballpark.”
Saints tickets continue to be a tremendous value. Tickets begin at $5 for berm seating (available only on day of game in person at the box office), $6 for bleacher seats, $12 for the drink rail, $14 for outfield reserved, $16 for infield reserved and $18 for home plate reserved. Friday Home Games with Post-Game Fireworks are an additional $2 per ticket. The American Association All-Star Game on Tuesday, August 2 with Post-Game Fireworks Supershow and Post-Game Fireworks Supershows (May 29, July 4 and September 4) are an additional $3 per ticket. Tickets purchased on the day of the game are an additional $2 per ticket. Children under the age of 12 and seniors 65 and older receive $1 off the admission price. Children under 2 that don't require a seat are free.
Saints Box Office hours on non-game days are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. On game days, the Box Office will open at 9 a.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. Saturday and 12:00 p.m. on Sunday and will remain open until 15 minutes following each game. Tickets are always available at saintsbaseball.com.
The Saints open the 2016 season on Thursday, May 19 with a 7:05 p.m. game against the Gary SouthShore Railcats. For more information contact the Saints at 651-644-6659 or visit saintsbaseball.com.