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Matt Batchelder

Vice President of Ticket Sales


Phone: (616) 774-4585 ext. 3036


A 16-year veteran of the Griffins, Matt Batchelder begins his second season as vice president of ticket sales. He oversees all of the organization’s ticket operations, including group and season ticket sales.

Beginning his tenure with DP Fox Sports & Entertainment in 1999 as a game operations intern, Batchelder has filled many roles while advancing his career with the Griffins, including stints as a ticket sales account executive (2000-03), senior ticket sales account executive (2003-05), group sales manager (2005-08) and director of ticket sales (2008-12).

After becoming senior director of ticket sales in 2012, Batchelder helped lead the Griffins to attendance increases for the third and fourth consecutive seasons. During the 2014-15 campaign, the Griffins achieved their eighth attendance increase in nine seasons and led the AHL in overall attendance during the 2015 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Batchelder’s ticket sales team was named the AHL’s Ticket Sales Department of the Year in 2013-14, and he received honors as the Griffins’ 2013 Employee of the Year, an award he first won in 2005.

Batchelder resides in Grand Rapids with his wife, Wendy, and their three children, Ana, Sam and Issac.


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