Spruced-Up Ryan Field, Sponsorship & Season Tix Spikes
This post was supposed to be a recap of Saturday’s Camp Kenosha scrimmage. Well, I’m calling an audible. Great things came out of today’s practice at Great Lakes Naval Station, but we’ll get to that first thing in the morning. Northwestern’s marketing team once again stepped up to steal the spotlight. Many of you pointed out the Sun-Times tidbit today announcing a 44-foot Pat Fitzgerald banner that is being placed on the south tower of Ryan Field facing the Central Street/Ashland intersection. It’s presented by Discover and is surely a revenue generator as part of the new marketing/sponsorship outsourced team at Northwestern. You can see the article and the rendering, including the consistent “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” slogan here.
Additionally, the main photo you saw was sent to me by a friend which also under the “this marketing team kicks butt” file. As you can see, the exterior less than desirable portions of the stadium exterior are being transformed in to branding opportunities for Northwestern football. Again, the “Chicago’s Big Ten Team” exteriors are reinforcing the marketing campaign, this time on site. You’ve got to be excited about all of the little things that add up to one big thing – gaining mind share of area college football fans.
Sponsorship of LTP & Sailgate
LTP has never offered a sponsorship before. Well, today is the day that it changes. We are looking for one generous sponsor to pledge $2500 to become the official sponsor for the LTP Army Sailgate. In addition to the following “day of” perks, I will give said business or individual, site on the site for the month of September (estimated 75,000-100,000 visits). Plus, you get association with a very cool event that includes:
- Sponsor logo on 600+ LTP Sailgate T-shirts to be worn by the diehard Wildcat fan base at the September 17, 2011 game at Army.
- Ability to mingle with the same said fan base which is comprised of a ton of movers and shakers passionately tied together by NU football.
- Two tickets for the full sailgate package.
- Name/logo association with all correspondence in relation to Sailgate within posts on this site and emails to the recipients.
Interested? Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and let’s get a deal done!
Season Ticket Sales
Well, the day isn’t over yet and we’re on pace to break the single day spike in LTP Purple Pledge tickets. We’re at 15 and counting today as folks have really stepped it up. We’ll be publishing a new leaderboard tomorrow as soon as we tally all the sales. It seems like the +1 push AND the opening of single game ticket sales really moved the needle. Let’s keep it going. We can get to 200 this week at this pace, no problem.
Got a newspaper link/tip today from Nick pointing out that two future ‘Cats hoops commits are now on the same team. It turns out Milos Kostic, a junior to be, has transferred from Bishop Knoll HS in Indiana to Traders Point Christian Academy near Indianapolis where he’ll join 2012 C recruit Alex Olah. According to this article, Kostic is moving as his legal guardian got a new job in the Indy area.