If you're looking for a unique birthday or anniversary gift, or recognition for your company, sponsoring a thrilling Thoroughbred horse race is a sure way to delight friends, relatives and business associates.
Groups, businesses and individuals can "present" a race at Tampa Bay Downs throughout the season. Perks include seeing your company's name printed in the daily racing program and displayed on our electronic message board in the racetrack infield.
Packages include a welcome from the racetrack announcer; passes to the races; an invitation to the winner’s circle for a presentation and photograph; and coverage of the presentation on our 30-foot video screen in the racetrack infield.
Call 813-855-4401, ext. 1386 for more information.
Advertising in the Tampa Bay Downs daily racing program is an effective marketing tool for businesses of all sizes and descriptions.
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 2016-2017 program renewed for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. Advertising prices begin at a 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.
High-visibility, trackside signage is among the best ways to impact the 400,000-plus horse racing fans, poker players and others who will visit Tampa Bay Downs during its annual live racing season from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.
These full-color horizontal signs, 3-feet by 8-feet, are seen each day by fans watching live races, checking out the odds board and viewing the 30-foot big screen TV in the racetrack infield.
Silver partners often complement these signs with video ads on the 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 ice hockey or spring training baseball games, is not as cost-effective.
Companies have sponsored major annual events held at Tampa Bay Downs for decades. These events represent great opportunities to impact crowds of 5,000-10,000-plus fans and target key demographics.
Among the opportunities for Gold partners are naming rights to Kids and Family Days and annual Florida Cup Day stakes races, along with television, radio, print and Internet marketing.
Florida Cup Day stakes races, such as the $100,000 Hilton Garden Inn Sprint, have enjoyed print media coverage in the Tampa Bay Times, Daily Racing Form and The Blood-Horse, plus coverage on televised sports news programming.
For years, Kids and Family Days in the Picnic Pavilion Area have been traditional outings for many in the North Pinellas County and Northwest Tampa communities and represent an outstanding Gold-level marketing opportunity. Kids and Family Days will be held on Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 4 and March 18 during the 2017-2018 meeting.
Gold sponsors often secure signage, daily racing program advertising and commercials on local digital boards throughout the Tampa Bay area.
Businesses large and small can build brand awareness and drive sales through marketing opportunities at Tampa Bay Downs.
And Platinum 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 Website.
Platinum sponsors 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 Website presence.
This level represents the highest impact sponsorship available: naming rights to one of Tampa Bay Downs’ stakes races, which feature top-flight horses running for purses up to $350,000 and media coverage of the event in the Tampa Bay Times, Daily Racing Form and The 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 and via the simulcast signal, public-address announcements and additional Website presence and other opportunities that target their current and prospective customers and clients.
Hospitality for your group is another benefit at the Diamond Level.
For more information and a customized package, call the Marketing Department today! 813-855-4401, ext. 1368.