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Northwest Indiana Oilmen

WHY PARTNER WITH US

The Northwest Indiana Oilmen offer unique ways for business to align themselves with affordable family entertainment. By being a corporate partner of the team, your company will have the opportunity to build market share and increase brand loyalty. We can customize a plan that work’s for you, your business and your budget.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

A WINNING TRADITION The Northwest Indiana Oilmen a pre minor league baseball club has captured the excitement of the “Region� with their aggressive play and determination on the field. With a home field winning percentage of over .700, the Oilmen live up to their name through hard work and gritty play.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

FUN IS OUR GAME

With the Northwest Indiana Oilmen you get an event you can share with your family, friends and co-workers that will create enough memories to last a lifetime. The Oilmen are what baseball was meant to be: affordable, family fun and entertaining. We provide families a chance to connect with each other without electronics.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

DEMOGRAPHICS


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

OIL CITY STADIUM

The 1500 seat Oil City Stadium is located on historical 119th Street in downtown Whiting Indiana, built at a cost of $8.5 million dollars it’s a spectacular ballpark that’s family friendly. With over 120 events held a year at the stadium it’s a great way to showcase your business.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

WHITING INDIANA

Each year over a half a million people enjoy events in Whiting including Oilmen Games and the World Famous “Pierogi Fest� held each July. Partnering with the Oilmen is great way to connect with all of the excitement on the lake front throughout the year!


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

IN STADIUM SIGNAGE Colorful and customizable, outfield billboards are the most popular form of advertising signage. These billboards are the perfect way to capture that audience.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

IN STADIUM SIGNAGE SEATING AREA SIGNAGE

What better way to brand your company than with an 3’x7’ billboard in the Oil City Stadium seating bowl or a 4’x16’ billboard on the front of the press box. This three-hour commercial will help brand your advertising message throughout each and every 120 events held at the stadium each year. CONCOURSE SIGNAGE Oil City Stadium’s spacious concourses are not only the place to find delicious concessions and merchandise they can also be the place for your advertising message.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

BROADCAST MEDIA

All Northwest Indiana Oilmen Games including any post season play are broadcast on the Northwest Indiana Network on radio and the worldwide web. The Oilmen are proud to partner with WJOB-1230 AM the 1000 watt power house and the “Voice of The Region� for our 45 plus games a summer with a reach of over 1.3 million people. Advertising on the Oilmen Radio Network is one of the easiest ways to reach to reach all of Northwest Indiana, Chicago and the southern suburbs of Cook County.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

DIGITAL MEDIA

OILMEN OFFICIAL WEBSITE The Oilmen official website generates 1.6 million page views per year. The website features real-time scoring, recaps of every game, player and coach bios, rosters and stats, an online merchandise store, ticket information and much more. Advertising is available as a logo in the banner on the bottom of the www.nwioilmen.com homepage and includes an ad that rotates on the inside pages of the website. Ads can be placed on a yearly or seasonal basis.

OILMEN SOCIAL MEDIA The Oilmen are very active on social media platforms of Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Instagram and Linkedin each day. We present a captive audience of interactive fans that want up to date information on the club. By aligning your business with our brand you can capitalize on reaching a highly engage audience.

OILMEN PIPELINE E-NEWSLETTER Oilmen Fans keep up with the latest news and information of the club through the official club’s enewsletter “The Pipeline”, distributed monthly during the off-season and weekly during May through August. Advertising in the “Pipeline” delivers your message to fans’ inboxes everywhere.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

PRINT MEDIA

GAME DAY PROGRAM The Oilmen game day program is given to every fan at every home game. This program is filled with stories, pictures and in-depth descriptions complete with all the information fans need to get through the season. The program contains an official Oilmen scorecard, player and coach features, and information on Oilman Stan the team’s official mascots. Fans walk out of a game day program every night, taking your ad home with them.

MEDIA GUIDE

The Oilmen’s annual media guide offers a detailed history of the clubs on-field success and in-depth biographical information on players and coaches. Distributed to media across the league including Northwest Indiana the media guides are also for sale at the Oilmen Depot inside the stadium.

SCORECARD Baseball fans have been keeping score at the ballpark for three centuries, and we offer our fans a full-scorecard FREE. The scorecard is one of the ways advertisers can place their business in front of thousands of fans each year.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

PRINT MEDIA

POCKET SCHEDULE A great marketing tool, our pocket schedules are a surefire way to get your message out to Northwest Indiana. Over 100,000 pocket schedules spend the spring and summer inside the wallets, purses and pockets of Northwest Indiana residents, and are displayed at countless gas stations, grocery stores, banks, retail shops and business. Pocket schedules offer outstanding exposure for your business or services.

TICKET BACKS The ticket advertising program allows sponsors to customize and communicate their corporate message on 50,000 Oilmen ticket-backs. What a great opportunity to display company coupons or run special promotions for your business.

MAGNET SCHEDULES Create a lasting impression with Oilmen fans when you display your business prominently and exclusively on one of our most popular giveaway items every season. Magnet Schedules are proudly displayed at home and work, and their last a long time on kitchen refrigerators.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

ON FIELD PROMOTIONS On Field Fun Promotion Between innings promotional events is “Fun” at the ballpark with zany, interactive and crazy promotional events to keep fans engaged and laughing throughout a baseball game and beyond. All this and more is what makes an Oilmen game fun for everyone and your company will enjoy the affiliation and benefits from partnering up with the team to create an event that will engage fans with your company’s message. Capitalize on your sponsorship by offering a prize to the contestants, to a row of fans, a section of fans, or EVERYBODY in attendance. The Oilmen will work with you to make sure your Between Innings Promotional Event is a Big Hit! Potential in-game promotional ideas include, but are not limited to, the following: • Best Seats In The House • Base Change Buddies • Mascot Base Race • Sing For Your Supper • Home Run Inning •Balloon Toss

• Post-Game Ball Toss • Musical Chairs • Three-Legged Race • Oversized Shirt Contest • Dizzy Bat Race • T-Shirt Toss • Trivia Contests


Northwest Indiana Oilmen FACE TO FACE Oilmen games provide a unique and personal opportunity to market your business directly to fans attending games through “Face to Face� Marketing. Make a direct connection with potential customers when you engage Oilmen fans at an in-stadium concourse marketing exhibit. Choose one game, a series of games, weekends or a whole season and let you or your staff interact with fans and interest them in your products or services. If your marketing footprint requires a larger footprint, the Oilmen also offer opportunities to set up marketing displays outside the main stadium gates or in our expansive parking lot. Trailers, large promotional vehicles, cars and more, the Oilmen can accommodate any size promotional set up.


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

AWESOME PROMOTIONIAL NIGHTS


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

OILMAN STAN SPONSOR

Oilman Stan is one of the hardest working members of the Oilmen team. The fan favorite is on the road entertaining year round so here’s your chance to brand your company with Northwest Indiana’s premier professional sports franchise. Become the presenting sponsor for our mascots and let Oilman Stan spread your message throughout the community. Oilman Stan has been making baseball fans smile since 2012, bringing his own brand of feline fun to every game at Oil City Stadium and at appearances throughout the Region. Partnership Entitlements: • Branding of the Oilman Stan page at www.nwioilmen.com • PA Announcement at home game when Stan is introduced • Ability to distribute information/coupons at mascot appearances • Mentioned as presenting sponsor in all Oilmen news releases • Presence on social media involving Oilman Stan


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

KIDS CLUB SPONSOR

OILMEN KIDS CLUB Looking to reach the next generation of Oilmen fans? The Ron Kittle’s Kids’ Club is the perfect way to build strong brand recognition with some of our youngest fans. Each Kids Club Member receives the following: • FREE Admission to all Wednesday and Sunday home games • Email Newsletter highlighting Kids Club events •Pre-Game run out with players on select nights •Drawstring bag •Membership Card & Lanyard • Birthday card from Oilman Stan • Invite to kids’ party for Oilman Stan’s Birthday •10% discount on Oilmen merchandise • Invitation to special events & much more! Partnership Entitlements: • Naming rights as presenting sponsor of Ron Kittle’s Kids Club • Logo placed on materials given to Club members • Logo on Kids Club page at www.nwioilmen.com • Logo and mention in all Kids Club Marketing efforts


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

U.S. MILITARY ALL-STARS vs. NWI OILMEN

Presenting Game Sponsorship (Monday July 4th) Established in 1990, The historic “Red, White and Blue Tour" delivers unique patriotic events designed to honor America. Made up entirely of active duty military service men from all branches of the services and playing an exhibition game vs. the Oilmen. Their MISSION: “To Promote the Awareness and Support of our Veterans This game raises funds for the Northwest Indiana Veterans Action Council each year. Your company will be highlighted in all pre-event marketing: • Print media, Online & Social Media • Oilmen Pocket Schedule and Oilmen Game Program • PA announcements • Oilmen Pipeline newsletter • Radio advertising • 100 Reserve Tickets to the event • Ceremonial first pitch for your company


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

ENTERTAINMENT ACT SPONSOR

Be the presenting sponsor of one of the many great entertainment baseball acts that perform each season. These acts always attract great crowds as fans of all ages. Not only is this a great way to get your name out to the Oilmen fan base, but it is also a great way to host an employee or client event night at Oil City Stadium. Your sponsorship includes the following: •100 Reserved seat tickets • Ceremonial first pitch Your company will be highlighted in all pre-event marketing: • Print media • Online & Social Media • Oilmen Pocket Schedule • Oilmen Game Program • PA announcements • Oilmen Pipeline newsletter • Radio advertising


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

FIREWORKS SPONSOR

The Oilmen have the best fireworks shows in the region and your company can “MAKE A GRAND SLAM IMPRESSION” with Oilmen fans as a presenting sponsor of these spectacular shows that take place on five of the biggest nights at the ballpark! We light up the sky over Oil City Stadium at every Saturday night home games. Fans will cheer for the show and your company’s involvement with it as they go home with great memories of the game and your sponsorship of it. A Fireworks event sponsorship will promote your company to Oilmen fans. Your company will be highlighted season long pre-event marketing: • Print, Online & Social Media • Oilmen Pocket Schedule • Oilmen Game Program • PA announcements • Oilmen Pipeline newsletter • Radio advertising • 100 Reserve Tickets to the events • First pitch


Northwest Indiana Oilmen

Fund Raising

Fundraising with the Northwest Indiana Oilmen is a fun way to grow support for your organization in our community. Little leagues, churches, elementary schools, awareness groups and non-profits across Northwest Indiana teamed up with the Oilmen to raise money for their organizations. Our fundraising program is easy and proven, and most importantly: it's FREE to get started! How It Works: •Look at the schedule and select a game date •Receive tickets free of charge for your group. •Sell reserve tickets for pre determined price you decided for that game. •Your organization keeps everything above the $6.00 dollar price. •Enjoy a fun night at the ballpark and get recognized for your efforts.

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