Hospitality & Commercial Opportunities at Home Park
Welcome We are at the beginning of a fresh and exciting start for Plymouth Argyle Football Club.
Yet, even though all our focus and energies are concentrated on the future, we should not forget our roots in, this, our 125th anniversary season. For all that time, we have been a club firmly at the centre of its community, which is where we must remain. Plymouth Argyle has been founded on its tremendous faithful support, and your continued backing will be vital as we continue to rebuild. We have been blessed, down the seasons, with a loyal group of regular and valued commercial partners, sponsors and advertisers at Home Park, sharing in the good times as well as the not so good. WH Bond are among those companies who have supported us continuously for many years. This season they have taken their backing to a new level by becoming our Main Club Sponsors - we have enjoyed extending the excellent relationship we already had with them and look forward to it strengthening in the future.
I would like to thank, not only WH Bond, but also all our advertisers, especially Specialist Vehicles MG, player sponsors, box-holders, Tribute Lounge members, partners, and, indeed, everyone who supports us commercially as well as emotionally. We are all very grateful for your support and promise to never take it for granted.
If you have not taken advantage of one of the wide range of packages that the club offers, you might find something to interest you in the following pages. You will also find how you can use Home Park for all manner of meetings, from birthday parties to company conferences, from a handful of people to a roomful. Whatever your needs, our Commercial Department can cater for groups and businesses of all sizes and all levels of budget. Why not give them a call on 01752 302204? Thank you for supporting your club. Martin Baker Director
The Tribute Legends Lounge Enjoy a unique match-day experience with spectacular pitch views from the comfort of the Tribute Legends Lounge. Your unique day will include: • • • • • •
Car-parking Celebrity guest speaker Match-day programme Superb three-course meal Half-time refreshments Exclusive bar
This fantastic match-day experience at Home Park is available for as little as £45(+VAT) per person. For even better value, you can also secure a place within the Tribute Legends Lounge for the entire season (23 games) for £950(+VAT) per person.
Matchday Hospitality Boxes Spend an afternoon or evening at Home Park in the comfort and warmth of your own private hospitality box. Your day will include: • • • • • •
Exclusive reserved car-park places Match programmes for each guest Use of the exclusive Argyle Lounge with large screen TVs Pre-match meal Waitress service of alcoholic and non- alcoholic beverages to your box leading up to and during the match Half-time refreshments
All these benefits are available for the whole season. This package is exceptional value at less than £50 per person per match. Hospitality boxes are also available on a game by game basis. Contact Elaine James on 01752 302204 or at email@example.com.
Match Sponsorship Match Sponsorship is our most high-profile package at Home Park. Your day will include: • • • • • • •
Champagne reception 30-minute stadium tour with a behind- the-scenes look at Home Park Pre-match meal. Six representatives from your business will be invited on to the pitch to form a guard of honour for the arrival of the teams Half-time refreshments Your opportunity to select the man of the match, who will be announced to the crowd at full time. You will be presented with a signed and framed shirt as a memento of your day.
The package also includes: • • •
Match-day programmes, car-parking spaces, a full-page programme advertisement, and the option of two pitch-side advertising sites. Your presentation photos will appear in the next match-day programme. Shortly after your day, you will receive a photographic record of it.
Prices start from as little as £850(+VAT). Contact Elaine James on 01752 302204 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Match-ball Sponsorship Match-ball Sponsorships are a highprofile package at Home Park. Your day will include: • • • • • • •
Stadium tour with an in-depth look behind the scenes at Home Park Glass of champagne before your pre- match three-course meal is served Guest speakers Two representatives will be invited on to the pitch to form a guard of honour for the arrival of the teams Grandstand seats Half-time refreshments You will be presented with a signed and framed ball as a memento of your day.
The package also includes: • • •
Match day programmes, two car-park spaces, and a half-page programme advertisement. Your presentation photos will appear in the following issue of the match-day programme. Shortly after your sponsorship, you will also receive photographs of your day.
Match-ball sponsorship for 10 people is exceptional value, with prices from as little as £75(+VAT) per person. Contact Elaine James on 01752 302204, or at email@example.com.
Additional Match Sponsorship Additional packages include our Programme, and Photo Sponsorships, designed for smaller groups. Your day will include: • • • • • • • •
30-minute stadium tour for a behind- the-scenes look at Home Park Glass of champagne on your arrival to The Tribute Lounge Pre-match three-course meal Guest speaker Two representatives from your party will be invited on to the pitch to form a guard of honour for the arrival of the teams Match tickets in the main grandstand Half-time refreshments A memento presented to you.
These packages also include: • Match-day programmes, car-park spaces, half-page advertisement in the match-day programme and presentation photos. Programme sponsorship for eight people is available from only £650(+VAT). With this package, you receive a framed signed match-day programme with your company logo on the cover. Photo Sponsorship for six people is available from only£500(+VAT). With this package, you receive a framed signed photo. Contact Elaine James on 01752 302204 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sponsor Partnership Have you thought about a sponsorship partnership with Argyle to promote your company? We are currently searching for additional Official Club partners in a number of areas. Opportunities range from stand sponsorship, through to office supplies, recycling, IT and motor retail partners (to name just a few). Being an Official Partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club would enable your company to lever the value of association with the region’s biggest sporting brand. You could become a Football in the Community Partner (including Football in the Disabled Community) or your business could get involved with our very own Educational Support facility here at Home Park – the Pilgrim Centre – where we use football to make learning more fun. If you are interested in becoming one of a growing number of Official Club Partners, please contact us. As an Official Partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club your company can benefit from a range of tailored Argyle products and services – not least the ability to use the club crest and its positive brand association, as well as access to our fan-base and match-day advertising and corporate hospitality. For more information on becoming an Official Club Partner, please contact Elaine James on 01752 302204 or at email@example.com.
Match-day Programme Advertising Football League statistics tell us that every copy of the match-day programme is read by four people, e.g. your family, your friends in the pub, the person sitting next to you. Advertise your business and show your support of the Greens for as little as £16 a game. Full page colour £1,000(+VAT) per season Half-page full colour £500(+VAT) per season Full page colour – one-off 200(+VAT)
Stadium Advertising Showing your company’s support of the Pilgrims at every home fixture could not be easier. Book now and receive this season’s great value rates. Prime TV sites –20’ x 27 and a half inch Upper non-TV sites - 40’ x 29” Pitch side non-TV - 40’ x 29” Grandstand fascia - 12’6” x 4’ Crowd-facing sites - 20’ x 27 and a half inch Washrooms are available on a seasonal or per game basis, e.g. 150 A4 frames £150(+VAT) per game
Player Sponsorship You will be the sole sponsor of your Plymouth Argyle player. Your sponsorship package includes: • • • •
Your name or company logo featured next to your player in every match-day programme and on the Argyle website www.pafc.co.uk During the season, you will be invited to attend a presentation lunch where you will be presented with a framed shirt dedicated and signed by your player Your sponsored player will visit your business premises for one promotional event During the season, you will have the opportunity to donate 10 free tickets to a school or charity. These will be presented by you and your player and appear in the match-day programme as a feature.
From only £450(+VAT) per player Contact Elaine James on 01752 302204 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Non Matchday Hospitality Conferences or seminars Make your event stand out in the unique surroundings of Home Park. Whether a three-day conference for 200 delegates; a seminar for 50; or a business meeting for five, the excellent facilities on offer at Plymouth Argyle will meet your needs We offer free car-parking on site for more than 150 cars, with free overflow car-parks situated next to the stadium: all seminar rooms have full bar facilities, where required Our caterers offer numerous options, from a finger buffet to four-course banquets. Bespoke packages are readily available â€“ please ask for details. Daily delegate rates are available from ÂŁ15 per person Boardroom - capacity: 50, theatre-style. Ideal for: lunches, launches, meetings and seminars The Pyramid Suite - capacity: 170, cabaret-style, 250 theatre-style. Ideal for: conferences, large seminars, formal dinners, awards ceremonies and private functions. Business Lounge (with panoramic view of the pitch) - capacity: 80, cabaret-style, 120 theatre-style. Ideal for: presentations, business launches and private functions. Speak to James Greenacre on 01752 562561, extension 108, or at email@example.com
See you soon We look forward to seeing you at Home Park
Elaine James 01752 302204 firstname.lastname@example.org
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