Hello form the Ticket Office (Greetings from the Ticket Booth)
Douglas Locascio, Interim Tickets Manager
Hello from the ticket office. My name is Douglas Locascio and I am your Hickory Crawdads new Interim Ticket Operations manager. I have been here a week and things are already picking up with anticipation for the upcoming 2010 Crawdads season.
I came up here from Tampa, Florida but I am no stranger to the state of North Carolina. North Carolina has been my home for the past 4 _ years as I attended and graduated in December 09 from the great Campbell University located in Buies Creek, NC (everyone knows right where that is right?). Campbell is located in between Raleigh and Fayetteville. Sports have always been a part of my life from growing up through college. When I was younger did the traditional little league baseball but was not very good so I picked up wrestling at the age of 11. Now I’m not talking Vince McMahon wrestling (not saying I didn’t enjoy watching that) I am talking about true folk style wrestling. In High School I was a three sport athlete doing Football, Wrestling, and Track and Field, all intertwined with each other and kept me in the best shape. At Campbell I was a 4 year letterer on the Fighting Camels wrestling team.
Working in sports has been something I have always known I wanted to do since I was a little kid. My Grandpa always told me to never have a job that you could not enjoy and look forward to going to work every morning. Besides my career in sports as an athlete my work career started during the fall of 2008 when I interned with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL as their Ticket Operations Intern. I learned different aspects of the ticket operations department and how many different things go on throughout the department. It was my first taste of the real world and I am so fortunate to have had it. My next journey was to Wilmington NC where I got my first experience learning the business of baseball. I interned with the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League during the 2009 summer. The league is a summer wooden bat league for college players looking to get experience at an elite level. I was a general intern with specific duties that included Director of Ticket Operations, all-star game coordinator, and host family relations. We hosted the league All-Star game and were given compliment as hosting the best All-Star Events in league history. It was with our organizations work ethic that earned us 2009 Coastal Plain League Organization of The Year.
That brings me here to Hickory, NC here with the Hickory Crawdads. I am excited to get things going and continue on my knowledge of the Business of Sports and providing great affordable family entertainment to all those that come out and take in a game.
Now do not forget Saturday the 13th here at the stadium come on out and help us celebrate St. Patty’s Day from 11am to 1pm. It’s a free event with plenty of activities for young and old. Be the first to purchase your individual game tickets for the upcoming season. Stop on by and say hello.
Douglas enters his first season as interim tickets manager with the
Crawdads and second year in baseball, after spending the
2009 campaign with the Wilmington Sharks of the Coastal Plain League. The Tampa, Florida, native is
a 2009 graduate of Campbell University.