Tuesday, October 25, 2005

FC Dallas names new GM

Michael Hitchcock has been named GM of FC Dallas by Hunt Sports Group President John Wagner. Hitchcock has been involved with the MLS for eight years on the ticketing and marketing side. He started in 1998 with DC United then moved to Colorado in 2001. He helped Colorado deliver their largest ever average attendance (20,687 per game) in 2002. He moved on to LA in 2003 and had similar results there. The Galaxy had an average attendance of 24,204 this past year, the best in league history.

Warner said of the hire, "Michael has been an impact person no matter where he has worked in MLS. We are extremely fortunate to have his sports management expertise now focused on FC Dallas and our team operations at Pizza Hut Park. He is a proven salesman and we believe he will be an exceptional MLS General Manager."

FCD wanted a salesman and they got the best in the league. It will be interesting to see if FCD can make some headroom in the already crowded DFW sports realm. By the way, I didn't know Mr. Hitchcock had so much time to work on the MLS, what with all the movies he has been in.

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