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Race Sponsorship
 
Looking for a unique birthday or anniversary gift, or a way to get your company or organization noticed? Sponsoring a thrilling Thoroughbred horse race is the perfect way to celebrate your big occasion!

Groups, businesses and individuals can present an individual race at Tampa Bay Downs throughout the season. It’s an exciting way to get the name of your organization, or a close friend or relative, 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.
 
Bronze Partners
 
For decades, advertising in the Tampa Bay Downs daily racing program has been 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 2015-2016 program renewed for the 2016-2017 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.
 
Silver Partners
 
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, July 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017.
 
These full-color horizontal signs, 3-feet by 8-feet, are seen countless times daily 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 hockey or spring training baseball games, is not as cost-effective. 
 
Gold Partners
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.
 
For Gold 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/Hampton Inn and Suites 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. 12, Feb. 26, March 5 and March 19 during the 2016-2017 meeting.
 
Gold 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 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 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 Website presence.
 
Diamond Partners
 
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 through the simulcast signal and other opportunities that target their current and prospective customers and clients. Diamond 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. 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.

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