More fake news here than trump towers Started with letter B in league and Bath City player sponsorship £250, Billerdicky £300 and Braintree £250 so decided no point looking further as you seem to be posting anywhere where you think people will listen but your just persuing your agenda and looking for something to moan, moan about
Post by norfamptonsaint on Jun 23, 2020 7:15:51 GMT
I believe that the Club has missed a trick with the Player Sponsorship, by not offering that the player will change their name by deed poll to that of the sponsor for the duration of the sponsorship - that could lead to some fantastic headlines: ‘Dulcie’s Newsagents Saves Saints’ Blushes’, ‘Blacksmiths Arms Hits Two as City Go Top’ etc.
There are a lot of sponsorship packages on offer; how much does each one cost and what is the take-up every season (i.e. is it working) - any ideas ?
An alternative might be to take the Formula One approach, whereby drivers bring their own sponsors as part of the deal - so, you can get to play for City if you bring £10,000 of sponsorship funding per season (pro-rata if you join part-way through the season or on a loan-deal).
It is a shame the club no longer offer 'kit sponsorship' rather than player sponsorship, so £2 for laces, £5 for boots, £10 for socks, £25 for shorts and £50 for shirt or something (could do home and away shirts too). That surely opens up a bigger market and engages with fans of all ages who want to help the club rather than just those who are prepared to spend £200 on one player who may well leave a month into the season, whenever the season actually starts again!
Presumably the prices you saw were all advertising for last season, saintarry? Not sure we should be comparing ourselves to what other clubs in the division are doing, if we did that we'd have to go back to only charging a mere £15 to get in
I understand the frustration, but don't think it's helpful to hammer the club over everything they try. The sponsorship price is exorbitant, but if they can find people willing to pay it then it's surely a good thing. They should definitely do some cheaper alternatives as mentioned above (shorts, socks etc), so that it's accessible for people that aren't loaded. Really this all comes back to ticket prices. Sponsorship initiatives are a great way of enabling better off fans and local businesses to put a bit more money in, but it needs to be done in conjunction with affordable prices. When we're already paying more than anyone else in the league, it just comes across as another money grab. I'm hoping this sponsorship drive is a big success and they announce lower prices for next year, but I won't hold my breath.