Become a sponsor

TRI-CITIES OTTERS FC

A proud new tradition begins

ABOUT US

It started with a $6 barbeque sandwich and an idea to start an adult soccer league for the Tri-Cities in 2011. David Strickland thought the area needed a league and could support one. He offered to buy Michael Balluff a barbeque lunch to win him over to start one and run it. It turned out to be a really good sandwich and idea. Four years later, the Tri-Cities has a thriving adult soccer league, a very popular indoor soccer facility, and starting in 2016, a minor league soccer team.

The Otters will compete in the United Soccer League’s Premier Development League. The PDL is the top developmental league in North America. It consists of 64 teams competing in 4 Conferences in the United States and Canada. The PDL provides elite collegiate players the opportunity to challenge themselves at a higher level of competition while maintaining their college eligibility. In addition to regular league play, the PDL teams compete in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup as well as various exhibitions.The PDL has proven to be an important stepping stone for top professionals now playing professional soccer around the world. Over 70% of MLS players have PDL experience. The Otters will compete in the extremely talented South Atlantic Division against Cincinnati, Charlotte, Columbia, Greensboro, and others. Home games for 2016 will be played at Science Hill Stadium.

BECOME A SPONSOR / PARTNER / FOUNDER

Since that fateful lunch, we have invested or committed over a half million dollars for the growth of soccer in the Tri-Cities. Our soccer entities touch thousands of families, providing a healthy way for our community to enjoy the sport of soccer in a safe and responsible way, with an emphasis on personal growth and sportsmanship. The Tri-Cities soccer community is expanding greatly and cuts across all demographics with every race, creed, and income level participating. Our PDL players are not only outstanding student athletes, they are role models for our future.

There are several ways to get involved from volunteering at the games to hosting a player, to making the smart business decision to become associated with our programs and become a sponsor. Below are some of the suggested sponsorship arrangements, however, we are able to work with you to best fit your needs and abilities.

FOUNDERS CLUB ($1000 initially, then $500 a year)

  • Founders Club Polo
  • 4 Season Tickets for VIP Area
  • 4 Team Scarves
  • Invitations to all Social and Media Events
  • Name Listed on Founders Page on Otter Website
  • Name Listed on Game-day Program on Founders Page
  • Signed Team Photo
  • Founders Club Lanyard and ID

BRONZE LEVEL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP ($500)

  • 4 Season Tickets / Flex Tickets (28 individual game tickets)
  • 4 Team Scarves
  • Invitation to all Social and Media Events
  • Business Logo and Link on Otter Soccer Website
  • Half Page Ad in Game Day Programs
  • Signed Team Photo

SILVER LEVEL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP ($1000)

  • 10 Season Tickets / Flex Tickets (70 individual game tickets)
  • 10 Team Scarves
  • Invitation to all Social and Media Events
  • Business Logo and Link on Otter Soccer Website
  • Quarter-Page Ad on Game-day Program
  • Signed Team Photo
  • 2 Business Ads / Mentions during all Home Games

GOLD LEVEL BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP ($5000)

  • 25 Season Tickets / Flex Tickets (175 individual game tickets)
  • 25 Team Scarves
  • Invitation to all Social and Media Events
  • Business Logo and Link on Otter Soccer Website
  • Half Page Ad in Game Day Programs
  • Signed Team Photo
  • 4 Business Ads / Mentions during all Home Games
  • 4X8 Banner displayed at all Home Games

PLATINUM BUSINESS SPONSORSHIP (negotiable)

  • 25 Season Tickets / Flex Tickets (175 individual game tickets)
  • 25 Team Scarves
  • Invitation to all Social and Media Events
  • Business Logo and Link on Otter Soccer Website
  • Full Page Ad in Game Day Programs
  • Signed Team Photo
  • 4 Business Ads / Mentions during all Home Games
  • 4X8 Banner displayed at all Home Games
  • Other valuable company branding options listed below

Other Platinum company branding options

We have a variety of methods of aligning your business with the Otters and the entire soccer community. We are able to custom configure a sponsorship program that best fits your needs. Some possible options include:
  • Tents at Home games to offer merchandise or marketing materials
  • Sponsorship of Half-Time Events or Contests
  • Sponsorship of Game Day Give-Aways with your logo
  • Sponsorship of Pre-Game Meals
  • Sponsorship of Game Day Programs
  • Sponsorship of training gear
  • Social Media Partner
  • Indoor Soccer Facility Sponsor (Banners)