Race Sponsorship
 
Groups, businesses and individuals can present an individual race at Tampa Bay Downs. It’s a great way to get your organization’s name printed in the daily racing program and displayed on our electronic message board in the racetrack infield.
 
Packages can include a welcome from the racetrack announcer, passes to the races, an invitation to the winner’s circle for a presentation and coverage of the presentation on our 30-foot video screen in the racetrack infield.
 
Looking for a unique birthday or anniversary gift? This could be the perfect way to celebrate.
 
Call 813-855-4401, ext. 1386 for more information.
 
Bronze Partners
 
For decades, advertising in the Tampa Bay Downs daily racing program has been an effective marketing tool for businesses large and small.
 
Bronze partners at Tampa Bay Downs know the value of these ads and have been among the track’s most loyal supporters. About 90 percent of businesses that advertised in the 2012-2013 program have renewed for the 2013-2014 season. Advertising prices begin at a very reasonable cost of $1,000.
 
Tampa Bay Downs ensures that Bronze partners have prominent locations in the racing program as programs are never overfilled with advertising.
 
Bronze partners also enjoy daily advertisements on Tampa Bay Downs’ electronic message board, which is part of the odds board in the racetrack infield. These ads are visible for a total of more than 10 minutes each race day.
 
Silver Partners
 
High-visibility, trackside signage is among the best ways to impact the 400,000+ horse racing fans, poker players and others who visit Tampa Bay Downs during its annual live racing season, July 1, 2013, through June 30, 2014.
 
These full-color horizontal signs, 3-feet by 8-feet, are seen countless times daily by fans watching live races or checking out the odds board or 30-foot big screen TV in the racetrack infield.
 
Silver partners often complement these signs with video ads on the 30-foot big screen or with ads in the daily racing program.
 
Silver partners enjoy the great value offered by these advertisements. Similar advertising at other Tampa Bay area sporting venues, such as professional hockey or Spring Training baseball games, is not as cost-effective. 
 
Gold Partners
Companies have sponsored big annual events held at Tampa Bay Downs for decades. These events represent great opportunities to impact crowds of 5,000-10,000+ fans and target key demographics.
 
For gold-level partners, naming rights to Kids and Family Days, Family Fiesta Days and annual Florida Cup Day stakes races are among the opportunities, which include television, radio, print and Internet marketing.
 
Florida Cup Day stakes races, such as the $75,000 Hilton Garden Inn Sprint, have enjoyed media coverage in The Tampa TribuneTampa Bay Times, Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse, plus coverage on televised sports news programming.
 
Annual Latin-themed Family Fiesta Days at Tampa Bay Downs have become some of the largest events in the Tampa Bay area Hispanic community. Media partner Univision television has helped these free Sunday events -- featuring music, games, pony rides and more -- routinely swell racetrack attendance to more than 6,000 fans.
 
For years, Kids and Family Days have been traditional outings for many in the North Pinellas County and Northwest Tampa communities.
 
Gold-level sponsors often secure signage, daily racing program advertising and commercials on local Digital Boards throughout the Tampa Bay area.
  
Platinum Partners
Businesses large and small can build brand awareness and drive sales through marketing opportunities at Tampa Bay Downs.
 
Platinum-level sponsors impact racing fans with high-profile sponsorships, such as Trainer of the Month and Jockey of the Month awards. Throughout the live racing season, these awards are promoted in the daily racing program and have their own presentation in the Tampa Bay Downs winner’s circle, which is announced to the crowd and televised on the track’s 30-foot big screen and on TV sets throughout the track.
 
These awards are often published in various local and national publications, and always are featured on Tampa Bay Downs’ official web site.
 
Platinum-level sponsors often enjoy the benefits of trackside signage, daily racing program advertising and commercials on local Digital Boards throughout the Tampa Bay area as well as PA announcements and additional web site presence.
 
Diamond Partners
 
Tampa Bay Downs offers numerous marketing opportunities for businesses to build brand awareness and drive sales.
 
The highest impact sponsorship is naming rights to one of Tampa Bay Downs’ 25 stakes races, which feature top-flight horses running for purses up to $350,000 and media coverage of the event in The Tampa TribuneTampa Bay Times, Daily Racing Form and Blood-Horse, plus coverage on televised sports news programming. 
 
A company-sponsored stakes also is televised in hundreds of simulcast wagering outlets nationwide and is published in tens of thousands of racing programs in the United States and Canada.
 
Diamond partners also benefit from signage at Tampa Bay Downs, advertising in the racing program plus the simulcast signal and other opportunities that target their current and prospective customers and clients. Diamond-level sponsors often enjoy the benefits of trackside signage, daily racing program advertising and commercials on local digital boards throughout the Tampa Bay area as well as public-address announcements and additional web site presence. Hospitality is also a benefit at the Diamond Level.
 
For more information and a customized package call the marketing department today!  813-855-4401, ext. 1368.