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Dell Diamond is located at 3400 East Palm Valley Boulevard, Round Rock, TX 78665. The ticket office, administrative office and Railyard Team Store are located on the first base side of Dell Diamond, across from the United Heritage Center.

To reach our administrative office, please call 512-255-2255 or email [email protected]. To provide general feedback to the Round Rock Express, please email [email protected].



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Administration

Chris Almendarez has served as the President of the Round Rock Express since October 2015. Prior to that, he was Assistant General Manager/Senior Vice President for one season and General Manager for two seasons. He joined the Express as a Senior Account Executive in October 2009.

As President, Almendarez oversees all business-related aspects of the club while serving as the team's liaison for Pacific Coast League matters. He also works closely with ownership to expand the Express' footprint in the Central Texas community and maintain the club's highly-respected standing in the baseball industry.

Chris was named the Pacific Coast League Executive of the Year in 2016 and during his leadership, the franchise was awarded Minor League Baseball's John Henry Moss Community Service Award as well as Baseball America's Bob Freitas Triple-A Organization of the Year Award. While Chris was honored to be named Executive of the Year, he is most proud of the work his staff has done to capture both the John Henry Moss and Bob Freitas Awards in 2016.

When he joined the team, Chris brought both pharmaceutical sales and entrepreneurial business experience with him. He was a Professional Sales Consultant for SkinMedica Pharmaceuticals. Before that, Chris was the Sales Manager for KEY Enterprises, a sports construction company. His earlier experience includes various positions with Novartis Pharmaceuticals and Team Sports Incorporated.

Active in his Alumni Association, Chris attended the University of Houston on a baseball scholarship and graduated in 1996 with a BA in Mass Communications. He participates in the annual University of Houston baseball alumni game. Prior to his time at Houston, Chris played baseball for two years on scholarship at Howard Junior College in Big Spring, Texas. He also served as the Student Body President during his time at HJC.

He and his family reside in Round Rock. His oldest son Chase plays baseball at the University of Houston-Victoria while his youngest son, Luke, attends Round Rock High School and plays on the baseball team. Chris is active in youth sports in the Round Rock area and has coached over 40 teams in last 12 years.

Walk-up song: Strong Tower - Kutless

Tim Jackson joined the Express staff in March of 2010. He was promoted to General Manager in October 2015 after serving as assistant GM, baseball operations for one season. In this role, will oversee the day-to-day business and baseball operations of the team. He'll also work closely with Almendarez on the Express' sales efforts.

Jackson came to Round Rock after four years at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he spent the last two years as director of baseball operations while earning his Master of Science degree in sport administration.

Prior to joining Baylor's staff, Jackson played two seasons for the Bears. A 2007 team co-captain, Jackson was named second-team CoSIDA/ESPN Academic All-District VI as a senior. He also earned first-team Academic All-Big 12 Conference honors in 2007 and was named to the Big 12 Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll five times. Jackson earned his undergraduate degree (communications) from Baylor in August 2008.

Jackson played two seasons at McLennan Community College in Waco, where he was named a 2005 Academic All-American, following a stellar prep career at Cedar Hill [Texas] High School.

Jackson married the former Patty Wine in December 2012. Besides enjoying the sites and sounds of Dell Diamond during the baseball season, the couple enjoys spending most of their free time with their dog Toby.

Walk-up song: Bad To the Bone - George Thorogood

Dave Fendrick retired from his position as president following the 2014 season after 15 years with the Express. He will continue to serve on the staff as adviser to the president and GM. He joined the Express as vice president and general manager from 2005 until he was appointed team president following the 2010 season.

A 39-year veteran of professional baseball, Fendrick began his baseball career as general manager of the Gastonia Rangers in the Class-A Western Carolinas League in 1974. The following season he moved to the Greenwood Braves in the same capacity for one season before moving to the Savannah Braves in the Double-A Southern League for three seasons. As general manager in Greenwood and again in Savannah, Fendrick was selected as "Executive of the Year" for the 1975 and 1977 campaigns, respectively.

In 1979, Fendrick was appointed director of group sales for the Texas Rangers. During his 18-year tenure with the Rangers, he served as director of promotions, director of corporate marketing and director of corporate relations. Fendrick was involved in the Rangers transition from Arlington Stadium to The Ballpark in Arlington and served as hospitality coordinator for the 1995 Major League All-Star Game hosted by the Rangers.

He left the Rangers in 1997 to become Associate Athletic Director for External Affairs at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, N.M., before accepting the position as assistant general manager of the Express in April 1999. He has enjoyed many accomplishments with the Express, including directing the 2001 Double-A All-Star Game that drew a record crowd of 12,046 at The Dell Diamond.

Fendrick is a 1971 graduate of Ohio University with a Bachelor of Science in physical education. He completed work on his master's degree in sports administration at Ohio University in 1973.

Fendrick is very active in the community. He is a board member of the Round Rock Serving Center and a member of the Georgetown Rotary Club. He and his wife Brenda, a University of Texas graduate and a tutor in the Round Rock Independent School District, currently reside in Georgetown.

Walk-up song: Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye

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