Capitals Name Jim Van Stone Vice President of Ticket Sales
/ Washington Capitals
ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have named Jim Van Stone the club’s vice president of ticket sales, president Dick Patrick announced today. Van Stone, who comes to Washington with extensive experience in the NHL and NBA, will oversee the team’s ticket sales efforts.
“We are excited to welcome someone with Jim’s experience and enthusiasm to the Capitals organization,” Patrick said. “We have a strong sales team in place and feel confident that Jim’s leadership and guidance can help us continue to grow and achieve our goals.”
Van Stone joins Lincoln Holdings LLC, which owns 100% of the Capitals and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. Lincoln Holdings also owns 44% of Washington Sports and Entertainment Limited Partnership, which comprises the NBA’s Washington Wizards, Verizon Center and the Baltimore-Washington Ticketmaster franchise.
Van Stone comes to Washington after spending the past two years as the senior vice president of ticket sales and service with the Phoenix Coyotes, the Arizona Sting of the National Lacrosse League and Jobing.com Arena. Van Stone led a group that increased paid Coyotes tickets by 88,000 in two seasons, a 22% increase from 2003-04.
Prior to joining Phoenix, Van Stone was the vice president of sales with Comcast-Spectacor, including the Philadelphia Flyers and 76ers, from 2001-05. He spent the two previous years with the Clevaland Cavaliers and Gund Arena, first as senior director of sales and then vice president of ticket sales and service. He had previous NHL sales experience as director of ticket sales and operation with the Tampa Bay Lightning after beginning his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.
A 1990 graduate of William Paterson College with a degree in communications, Van Stone earned his master’s in sports and recreation administration from Temple University in 1994.