VB City FC Hire Former D.C. United of MLS Executive, Fred Matthes

VB City FC Hire Former D.C. United of MLS Executive, Fred Matthes

March 12, 2018

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA (March 12, 2018) – Virginia Beach City FC announced today that Fred Matthes has been selected to help lead ticket operations and corporate partnerships for the club.

"We are looking forward to working with Fred to help further connect Virginia Beach City FC with our fans in Hampton Roads," said Team Owner, Steven Wagoner. "I personally have known Fred for quite some time and am excited to have him join our organization." 

Fred Matthes, Virginia Beach City FCMatthes brings to Virginia Beach City FC experience at the highest levels of major league sports in the United States. 

As a founding staff member of Major League Soccer and D.C. United's front office from the league's inception in 1995, Fred Matthes was responsible for the overall ticket operations of the ticket sales, box office and customer service departments for DCU. He remained with D.C. United for 17 years.

In 2013, Matthes joined the front office and management team of Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League (USL), a new USL franchise startup. Matthes helped grow their soccer fan base specially in the Northern Central Valley region of California, selling out all regular season USL matches at Bonney Field in Sacramento (11,300 capacity).

Outside of soccer, Matthes was previously a sales manager for the current Washington Wizards of the National Basketball Association, NBA from 1989 - 1995.

Matthes is a graduate of UCLA with concentrations in Mass Communication and Media Studies.