The Pittsburgh Pirates announced today six new partners for the 2016 season. Four local businesses, one national and one international company are among the new partners who have joined the Pirates this season. The new partners include:
Don's Appliances: The Pittsburgh-based appliance dealer teams up with the Pirates for the 2016 season with fan facing in-park signage as well as advertisement in First Pitch, the Pirates game day magazine available to all fans who enter PNC Park. Don's Appliances will also sponsor a sweepstakes this season for all fans on Pirates.com with the grand prize being an Amana washer and dryer set. In addition, Don's Appliances will donate three high-end appliances to Pirates Charities in support of the "Fields for Kids" initiative.
Jimmy John's: The national sandwich chain, which has 19 locations throughout the greater Pittsburgh market, is now a new corporate partner of the Pirates. This season, Jimmy John's has prime advertising space at PNC Park as a tri-vision partner on the right field Roberto Clemente Wall rotational sign.
NSS Life: The National Slovak Society Life Insurance Company is a Pittsburgh area based company which has provided its members with financial security via low cost life insurance and high yielding annuity products for more than 125 years. As part of the new agreement, NSS Life is now a Pirates home plate rotational signage partner.
Nexen Tire: The Korean-based tire manufacturer has a significant background in baseball as the title sponsor of the Korean Baseball Organization's Nexen Heroes, the former club of Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang. Nexen is now a new Pirates partner for the 2016 season, and, as part of the agreement, has prominent signage on the outfield wall at PNC Park.
Kennywood: Like the Pirates, Kennywood Amusement Park is a Pittsburgh institution synonymous with summertime fun in western Pennsylvania. This season, the Pirates have partnered with Kennywood as the local amusement park will receive LED signage around PNC Park and online elements on Pirates.com. In addition, Kennywood will host several Pirate Parrot visits this upcoming season.
Penn State World Campus: Penn State World Campus is the online campus of The Pennsylvania State University, and as a new partner for 2016, receives in-game radio inventory on the Pirates Radio Network broadcasts as the title sponsor of the "Time and Temperature" feature. The Pirates Radio Network consists of 40 stations throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Maryland. As part of the agreement, Penn State World Campus is also a new Pirates home plate rotational signage partner.
"We are excited to announce these new partnerships for the 2016 season and to welcome these partners to the Pirates family," said Drew Cloud, Pirates Executive Vice President Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.