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2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

Appalachian League Affiliate

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2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

ABOUT BRISTOL BASEBALL, INC. Bristol Baseball, Inc. (BBI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to keeping professional baseball alive in Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee. BBI operates an Advanced Rookie League affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, playing in the Appalachian League.

BBI is able to offer fun and affordable family entertainment in the form of professional baseball games because we function primarily through our all-volunteer Board of Directors, members of whom labor diligently throughout the year (including the off-season) to ensure both that Boyce Cox Field meets the high standards required of a professional baseball facility and that the non-profit remains adequately funded. In 2018, for the 74th year (and the 50th consecutive year), professional baseball will call Bristol home. Professional baseball made its first appearance in the Twin Cities of Bristol, Virginia and Bristol, Tennessee in 1911, 16 years before Jimmie Rodgers, the Carter Family and others made their historic recordings downtown, and five decades before NASCAR first came to town. BBI firmly believes that the presence of baseball in Bristol is a public good. Our citizens' lives are improved by having this entertainment opportunity. Our young student-athletes learn valuable lessons observing the young men who take the field each summer, on the first rung of what they hope will be their climb to the big leagues. With your support of BBI, and our business and corporate sponsors and advertisers, professional baseball will remain alive in Bristol for years to come.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

ECONOMIC IMPACT


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

ECONOMIC IMPACT

COMMUNITY RELATIONS Bristol Baseball, Inc and the Bristol Pirates have a strong relationship with our community. During the season we assist other non-profit organizations to raise money for their causes such as the Alzheimer’s Association and players preparing and serving meals at Feeding America each year. Last year with a matching donation from Pittsburgh Pirates, BBI was able to donate $10,000 to the Bristol Challenger League.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

FAN DEMOGRAPHICS


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

FAN DEMOGRAPHICS


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

STADIUM SIGNAGE PARTNERSHIPS OUTFIELD FENCE SIGNAGE

For exposure to a captive audience at the ballpark, an outfield fence sign is a great way to put your company’s name in front of several thousand potential customers at Boyce-Cox Field. This image building form of marketing is always in high demand and provides value and prestige for your business. Signage provides 3+ hours of direct/indirect viewing throughout the game as well as in game-day photographs. All signage will remain up the entire year not for just the Bristol Pirates season. All prices include basic production costs, installation and maintenance.

ON-DECK CIRCLES

CONCOURSE

FOUL POLES

BEER GARDEN

WALKWAY

LINEUP BOARD


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

MARKETING TABLE/ VENDOR SPACE PARTNERSHIPS

Directly reach potential customers by tabling at a Bristol Pirates game! Marketing Tables are set up along the entrance walkway to the field from the main entrance gate maximizing exposure to every fan that enters the stadium. This provides an opportunity for your business to talk and interact with fans, distribute materials, coupons, or other items branded with your company name.

PARTNERSHIP DETAILS 1) Table Provided 2) Vendors Announced on PA system 3) 5 General Admission Tickets 4) Ability to Distribute any and all marketing materials 5) Selling items requires BBI permission in advance

6) Exit coupon sampling


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

GAME SPONSORSHIPS FIREWORKS NIGHTS

Put your business in the limelight on some of our busiest nights of the year by sponsoring a nights show.

GIVAWAY ITEMS Place your company’s name and logo on one of the many giveaway items handed to fans throughout the baseball season. Examples: Bobbleheads, Replica Jerseys, Logo Baseballs, Baseball Caps, Posters, Umbrellas, T-shirts, Fleece Blankets, Magnet Schedules, Kid-oriented givaways.

CELEBRITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT

Sponsor a celebrity, band, or performer during a Bristol Pirates Home game this year.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

IN-GAME PROMOTIONS

In-game promotions provide a unique and fun way for companies to associate their brands with activities that involve fan interaction during each home game. A marketing tool that you can not utilize with any other advertising venue! These promotions leave fans at Boyce-Cox Field with a positive reflection of your business and word-of-mouth buzz surrounding your company!

ON-FIELD CONTESTS The between inning, on-field contests are the most unique and interactive form of sponsorship available! Sponsor an on-field contest and have all fans in attendance associate your brand with the contest for 34 games. Added value is that your company will be announced over the PA system during the on-field contest.

EXAMPLES Pony Race Bowling Contest Chicken Toss Dance-Off Dizzy Bat Race


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

PREMIUM IN-GAME PROMOTIONS

SITUATIONAL

PLAYER PERFORMANCE BASED

Tie your business to a specific play throughout the game! Your company will be announced over the PA system when the play hits. You can also make it a way to give back to the community by donating money to a charity each time the play hits.

One player will be chosen for the selected promotion and if it hits, all fans in attendance will receive a special offer from your company. It’s a great way to get people to come out to your business!

EXAMPLES

EXAMPLES

Walk, Stolen Base, Home Run, Strikeout, Run, Broken Bat, Foul Ball, Call to the Bullpen.

K-Man, RBI Guy, Slugger of the Game


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

PRINT AND DIGITAL ADVERTISING

The Pirates offer several different avenues of electronic media and print advertising that will spread your message not only at Boyce-Cox Field, but throughout the region.

SOUVENIER PROGRAM Our high quality Game Day Program is beneficial for both fans and any type of business. Souvenir programs are offered for sale to every fan who enters the stadium. More than 2,500 will be disbursed during the season.

POCKET SCHEDULES Your company’s logo or advertisement will go on 8,000 pocket schedules that will be distributed throughout the Tri-Cities/ Abingdon area. Distribution starts in April and runs through July and goes to stores, banks, restaurants and other partners in the area.

DIGITAL BANNER ADS Promote your company or brand on the Bristol Pirates website! The site is viewed by hundreds of fans, where they read news, watch videos, connect with our social media accounts and much more! Ads measure 180 pixels wide x 150 pixels tall.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

2018 PREMIUM PROMOTIONS CANNON BALL TOSS CHALLENGE Every night fans buy tennis balls and throw them onto the field, trying to make it into hula hoops scattered throughout the infield. Every tennis ball that makes it in wins a prize! Your company will be announced before and after the Cannon Ball Challenge and your company will have the opportunity to provide a prize for each toss.

TICKET STUB

Have fans bring their ticket stub to your location to redeem a special deal offered by your business! Plus exposure on the Public address system before during and after the game.

PROGRAM INSERTS During all 34 games at Boyce-Cox Field, the Pirates produce two program inserts– one featuring player rosters and stats, and the other highlighting that night’s schedule of events at the ballpark. These are two of the most looked at items, and put your company’s ad on the reverse side of the information. Ad measures 8.5” x 11” and can change throughout the season.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

2018 PREMIUM PROMOTIONS FIRST MATES CLUB Put your company name on our First Mates Club for 2018. Your company logo will be used on all information promoting the First Mates Club, including flyers, website, Facebook, Twitter, PA, etc. Your logo will also be included on a special First Mates Club given to every member. Your company will have the opportunity to hold a First Mates Club event at your business as well.

MASCOT SPONSORSHIP Your company logo will be on our mascots (Captain Buc and DingBat) outfit and announced over the PA system every time the mascot is introduced for every home game in 2018 and in the community during all mascot appearances at events. Wherever they go, so will your brand! You will receive a PA announcement during the pre-game introduction as well. All prepromotional elements of the mascots are included, such as website, print material, etc.

ON-FIELD GAME -USED THEMED JERSEY PARTNERSHIP

Sponsor a one-of –a-kind theme jersey to benefit a non-profit organization. Company logo appears on the jersey to be auctioned off after autographed by Bristol Pirates players wearing the jersey and the celebrity guest appearing. Included all Bristol Pirates inside and outside pre-promotion and VIP gameday inclusion.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

2018 PREMIUM PROMOTIONS BROADCAST COMMERCIAL The Bristol Pirates Baseball Network is the official live play-by-play broadcast of all home games and select away games during the 2018 season. Your commercial will air continuously throughout the game during inning breaks.


2018 Bristol Pirates Partnership Opportunities

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2018 Bristol Pirates Sponsorships  

Partnership opportunities with the Bristol Pirates for 2018.

2018 Bristol Pirates Sponsorships  

Partnership opportunities with the Bristol Pirates for 2018.

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