Virginia Tech Athletics Department
Lane Stadium (West Side)
185 Beamer Way
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Chris Bales
Assistant Director
Ticket Office/Ticket Sales
(540) 231-6731 :: Send Email

Responsibilities: Bales supervises organization of the student lottery, coordinates club seat sales, and is primary ticket office liaison with StubHub and Paciolan for all aspects of the secondary market ticket sales platform.

Joined VT Athletics: 2011

Hometown: Pearisburg, Virginia

Fun Fact: Avid golfer and passionate Hokie football fan.

Q&A with Bales

Q: What most excites you about your work in the ticket office and the contribution you make?
CB: Being able to assist Hokie fans with their ticketing needs and helping to provide enjoyable experiences at our events.

Q: What are one to three words that best encapsulate who you are?
CB: Passionate

Q: Name a few of your favorite musical selections.
CB: Coldplay, U2, and, of course, “Enter Sandman” by Metallica

Q: Who is the one person, dead or alive, you would most like to have a conversation with?
CB: General George Patton

Q: What are you passionate about personally? What do you really enjoy? What can’t you stop talking about?
CB: Virginia Tech athletics and playing golf

Q: Where can we find you when you’re not working? What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend or a Sunday afternoon?
CB: At the beach or on a golf course

Q: What would be impossible for you to give up?
CB: Cell phone

Q: What is the No. 1 item at the top of your bucket list currently?
CB: To go to the Rose Bowl or play golf at Augusta National Golf Club

Q: Your favorite Hokie athletics memory to date?
CB: 1999 football season