By: Hamilton Bulldogs
10/11/2013 11:49 AM -
HAMILTON, ONTARIO – The Hamilton Bulldogs and Global Spectrum are proud to announce a major partnership with FirstOntario Credit Union, one of Ontario’s leading financial services providers.
The most significant elements to the agreement are that FirstOntario becomes the exclusive banking partner of Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place, and FirstOntario has acquired the naming rights to the Copps Coliseum Box Office, now known as the FirstOntario Box Office. Under this new partnership, FirstOntario will also be the presenting partner of the Annual Bulldogs Foundation Walk-A-Thon, a presenting sponsor of Hamilton Bulldogs power plays during all radio broadcasts, as well as many various signage and activation rights.
“We’re excited to be working with FirstOntario for the next three years and activating the FirstOntario brand in our buildings,” said Bulldogs President Stephen Ostaszewicz. “As exemplified by the new design in the Copps Coliseum Box Office, FirstOntario will have a highly-visible presence within the arena and we’re pleased to have them on board as such a significant partner.”
“We are thrilled to take our partnership with FirstOntario Credit Union to the next level. FirstOntario doesn’t have customers, they have members,” said Global Spectrum’s Scott Warren, General Manager of Copps Coliseum, Hamilton Place and Molson Canadian Studio. “We welcome FirstOntario as a member of our family as we dedicate ourselves to the communities we serve and the guests that enjoy our incredible venues.”
“FirstOntario Credit Union has been a business partner with the Hamilton Bulldogs and the City of Hamilton for a number of years now and we are extremely pleased to extend that relationship,” said Dave Schurman, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, FirstOntario Credit Union. “We believe in supporting our communities and the social and economic impact of nearly a million people attending events at Copps Coliseum and Hamilton Place is vital to the City of Hamilton. FirstOntario is proud to now be the exclusive banking partner.”
ABOUT THE HAMILTON BULLDOGS
During the team’s 17 seasons in Hamilton, more than 170 Bulldogs players have gone on to play in the NHL. Having served as the primary tenant at Hamilton’s Copps Coliseum since the 1996-1997 season, the Bulldogs are the seventh-longest tenured team in the AHL and the longest-serving non-NHL professional hockey franchise in Canada.
ABOUT GLOBAL SPECTRUM
ABOUT FIRSTONTARIO CREDIT UNION
Hamilton will open its 18th season tonight at 7:30 p.m. against the St. John’s IceCaps at Copps Coliseum. The club will host a home opener street party starting at 5:00 p.m., which will feature food provided by Maple Lodge Farms, family entertainment, sponsor vendors and a beer garden serving Molson-Coors products. Y108 will also be hosting its Drive Show live at the street party from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Hamilton Bulldogs season tickets, flex tickets and group tickets are on sale now. Starting as low as $140 for a 10 pack, we have great packages available for you to enjoy more Hockey Unleashed! For more information, call 1-866-DOGS-TIX or visit hamiltonbulldogs.com. Single-game tickets are available at the Copps Coliseum FirstOntario Box Office, online at www.ticketmaster.ca, or by calling 1-866-DOGS-TIX or 905-529-8500.
Listen to all Bulldogs regular season and post-season games live on Hamilton’s AM 900 CHML, on www.900chml.com or watch live on www.ahllive.com.
THE 2013-2014 HAMILTON BULLDOGS SEASON IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY MOLSON CANADIAN
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