Sockers Honored As "Best Sales Team" In MASL
The San Diego Sockers were named the "Best Sales Team" by the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL) in an announcement today of the 2019 Earl Forman Awards winners. Named after one of the founders of arena soccer, the Earl Forman Awards recognize the best off the field performances of the season.
The Sockers created several great ticket sales initiatives this season revolving around their 40th Year Celebration. Utilizing Sockers legends and classic uniform styles, the team was able to drive attendance, sponsorship, and revenue. Following the signing of U.S. Soccer star Landon Donovan, the team was able to capitalize even more, increasing average attendance by nearly 25% over last season and leading the league at the turnstile during the regular season.
"Congratulations to our office staff for being honored by the MASL as the Best Sales Team," said Sockers General Manager Sean Bowers. "Everyone did a great job and it was a huge team effort. I appreciate everyone's time and effort over the past year and this goes to show what a great staff we have."
Other winners included Utica City FC ending the Sockers' two-year streak as the Best Social Media team. The complete list of winners is below.
BEST SOCIAL MEDIA – UTICA CITY FC
BEST GAME DAY EXPERIENCE – MONTERREY FLASH
BEST BROADCAST (ENGLISH) – MILWAUKEE WAVE
BEST BROADCAST (SPANISH) – MONTERREY FLASH
BEST BRANDING THEME – UTICA CITY FC
BEST PROMOTIONS – MILWAUKEE WAVE
ED TEPPER HUMANITARIANS OF THE YEAR – FRANCK AND UZI TAYOU
EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR – DAN KUENZI, MILWAUKEE WAVE
ORGANIZATION OF THE YEAR – UTICA CITY FC