Naming rights for All Pro Freight Stadium are up for grabs, as the Lake Erie Crushers (independent; Frontier League) are seeking a new partner. The team has already begun the process of reaching out to prospective partners, and is working to have an agreement in place by next season.
All Pro Freight, the original naming rights partner since 2009, will continue its partnership with the team, however the naming rights deal has expired as a result of the February change of ownership. All Pro Freight CEO Chris Haas stated, “We still support the Lake Erie Crushers and will continue to partner with the team going forward. The new owners, Tom and Jacqueline Kramig, have brought great energy to the organization and have the Crushers headed in the right direction.”
Co-Owner Tom Kramig thanked Haas for his support during the first eight years of the franchise. “Chris Haas and All Pro Freight have been outstanding partners during the first eight years of the Lake Erie Crushers. We thank and applaud them for taking the lead when the franchise was started back in 2009, and supporting the organization in good seasons and bad. We look forward to continuing our partnership and bringing another Frontier League Championship back to Avon.”
The team has already been approached by several organizations, and has several more on a short list of naming rights candidates. Kramig went on to add, “With the current and upcoming stadium improvements, visibility on I-90, addition of numerous, new, non-baseball events, and all sales figures up over last year, it’s a great time for a business to secure such a prominent marketing opportunity. Naming rights opportunities don’t come around very often. They’ve proven to be a tremendous tool to drive branding campaigns, customer service programs, employee retention, and new sales.”
The team will spend the next sixty to ninety days meeting with interested parties and discussing terms for a new, long-term agreement. The plan is to have a new naming rights partner in place, including new stadium branding, prior to the start of the 2017 baseball season in May of next year. Around the nation, naming rights partners are heavily represented in banking, car dealerships, grocers, medical centers, telecommunications, utilities, and major employers in the area.
Interested parties can contact Tom Kramig at 440-934-3636 or firstname.lastname@example.org