Chris Gallagher is in his 4th season with Orlando City Soccer Club after joining the organization in February 2014 as Vice President of Ticket Sales. In January 2016, he was promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales and was appointed to his current role, Chief Revenue Officer, in March 2017.
His team is responsible for all revenue generation for Orlando City SC of Major League Soccer, Orlando Pride of the National Women’s Soccer League, Orlando City B of the United Soccer League and Orlando City Stadium. Revenue generating areas of the business include: Ticket Sales, Corporate Partnerships, Merchandise, Soccer Camps and Clinics, the LionNation Membership Program, Non-Gameday events and Concessions.
In their inaugural MLS season, Orlando City set a league attendance record for an expansion team, drawing an average of 32,847 fans per home game – including 62,500 in the home opener – and became the fastest team in MLS history to host a half million fans.
On March 5, 2017, Orlando City SC’s new soccer specific stadium opened in downtown Orlando as the team beat New York City FC 1 – 0, in front of a sold-out crowd of 25,527.
The Orlando Pride began play in April 2016, bringing professional women’s soccer to Orlando for the first time, setting the NWSL single-game attendance record with 23,403 fans.
Chris was recognized in 2015 as Major League Soccer’s Ticket Sales Executive of the Year.
He brings 23 years of experience in the sports & entertainment industry to Orlando City SC. During his career, he has held executive leadership roles for teams in 4 out of the 5 major leagues in North America, including: • National Hockey League: Florida Panthers • Major League Baseball: New York Yankees • National Football League: Miami Dolphins & Cleveland Browns • Major League Soccer: Orlando City Soccer Club
Chris earned his bachelor’s degree from Florida State University. He and his wife Britta, along with their son Lucas, reside in Windermere, FL.