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SYRACUSE SPEAKS: All Together On This with Jim Sarosy (podcast)

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  • Paul Russo 

Alex Ackerman welcomes Crunch Chief Operating Officer Jim Sarosy back to the podcast for a positive, fun episode. Jim starts off with a bang, giving Syracuse Speaks listeners an exclusive preview of some of the work that has been going on at the Upstate Medical University Arena at The Oncenter War Memorial. The building has been buzzing this summer much more than usual, and Jim shares the details about a huge gym expansion, improvements to the video room, and a few other things that are happening at the War Memorial. Jim then gives a sneak peek at some of the plans for the organization that are going to be coming to fruition over the next few weeks, from player appearances to season ticket holder events.

The two then discuss how the evolution of player development in the AHL has influenced the way the War Memorial looks. Jim covers some of the changes over the years and discusses the pride behind those shifts and why they are so important to the organization. Jim then takes a dive into how the organization makes decisions on season ticket holder packages and spends some time breaking down the data from the survey the team sent out to their season ticket holders this past summer. The two then take a look at the Lightning-Crunch affiliation, which is going into its 10th year this season. Jim discusses how much the affiliation has meant to the organization, and highlights some of the things he’s most looking forward to this upcoming benchmark season.