Sponsorship Opportunities

in addition to its well deserved reputation for capacity crowds, top ratings and competitive games, the Valero Alamo Bowl also has a comprehensive track record delivering results above and beyond expectations for its partners.

With 20+ annual events, an expansive digital portfolio and improved team selection rights, the Valero Alamo Bowl has never been in a better position.

Over 1.25 million

fans have attended the 21 bowl games resulting in over $411 million in direct economic impact for San Antonio

Over $84 million

contributed to higher education through the bowl team payouts, local scholarships and team payouts for neutral site games.

The Valero Alamo Bowl prides itself on forming long-lasting relationships with all of its partners. The bowl staff is experienced in creating custom partnerships that takes advantage of the passion and loyalty of college football fans to help your company reach their respective goals.

To discuss ways to build a marketing-driven and solution-focused platform, please email or contact:

Rick Hill, Vice President of Marketing
Valero Alamo Bowl
Phone: 210-704-6388

Branding

To drive business for our partners, the Valero Alamo Bowl offers a wide range of digital, print, promotional and advertising options. Popular avenues include game date signage packages viewable to the 5 million annual ESPN viewers, a Bowl Insider newsletter emailed to 40,000 subscribers or a Game of the Week U Pick Em contest that receives 100,000 weekly online impressions. Let us help you design a turnkey activation program.

Corporate Membership

Want a little bit of everything the Valero Alamo Bowl has to offer? For the price of a table at a one-time charity event, corporate members receive priority seating, networking opportunities and name recognition at all of the Valero Alamo Bowl’s Community Festival of Events including the Valero Alamo Bowl Pregame Party, PrimeSport Kickoff Luncheon, Valero Alamo Bowl Bash, Covenant Golf Classic and the big game.

Downtown Partners

The Downtown Partner program is designed to provide local businesses in the downtown area the opportunity to reach fans traveling to San Antonio during bowl week while also joining in on the excitement and festivities surrounding the game. Downtown Partners receive collateral (t-shirts, posters, table toppers) and other items to promote their involvement in the program as well as a listing on the Valero Alamo Bowl website and the opportunity to have the Street Team visit their location and participate in social media activities like the “Find A Swag” contest where fans found logoed items at participating locations to win prizes.

Event Marketing

The Valero Alamo Bowl produces 20+ fun, high-quality events and community programs throughout the year. Whether you want a VIP experience at our Coaches Dinner, the excitement and visibility of game day with our Pregame Party and Fan Zone or participation in scholarship or military programs, the bowl can direct you to the opportunities that best meet your objectives. Check out our Community Festival of Events Calendar highlighting all of the events that surround the Valero Alamo Bowl and their varied demographics.

Suites

Enjoy the Valero Alamo Bowl in style with a private hospitality suite. Suites include two TVs and in-suite furniture, up to 22 game tickets, personal suite service attendant, onsite parking passes, game programs and video wall recognition.

#1 Big 12 vs. #1 Pac-12 teams – after the College Football Playoff selections.

TV rating (4.4) of all non-BCS Bowl games over last 10 years..

at the Valero Alamo Bowl over the last 10 years.

Demographics

College football fans are among the most passionate and loyal sports fans ranking second in fan avidity behind the NFL.

While a fan may switch allegiances and adopt their local pro team when they change towns, the affinity they feel for their alma mater runs deep and a bowl sponsorship allows a company to tap into this passion.

The Valero Alamo Bowl also benefits from the pride San Antonio takes in being a part of “our bowl game” and the goodwill the game receives because of its economic impact to our city.

However, the Valero Alamo Bowl is more than just one game. The bowl’s comprehensive calendar of events and digital offerings capitalizing on the popularity of college football delivers a wide range of demographics.

Here is a by the numbers look at the Valero Alamo Bowl:

1: Selection rights from the Big 12 and Pac-12 conferences after the CFP
7:  Average number of viewers in millions of the last 10 Valero Alamo Bowls
23: Number of annual events the Valero Alamo Bowl produces
29: Average age of Valero Alamo Bowl Twitter and YouTube followers
41: Average age of a Valero Alamo Bowl attendee
62: Percent of Valero Alamo Bowl attendees that are male
65: Percent of Valero Alamo Bowl Facebook and Instagram followers that are women
89: Annual renewal rate of Valero Alamo Bowl sponsors
91: Annual renewal rate of Valero Alamo Bowl option ticket holder
98: Percent of capacity the Alamodome has been full for the last 10 Valero Alamo Bowls
411: Economic impact in millions to San Antonio since inception
474:  Number of children ages 4-15 that participated in last year’s Youth Clinic
3,450: Members of the military that annually attend the game via a program.
31,450: Average attendance of the Valero Alamo Bowl
40,250: Subscribers in the Valero Alamo Bowl database
128,000: Average household income for a Valero Alamo Bowl attendee

Valero Alamo Bowl fans are loyal and support our sponsors, so let the bowl help match you up with the events and programs that best reach the audience you are seeking.

 

College Football Fan ranking

Average ticket buyer’s household income

Sponsor renewal

Current Sponsors

The Valero Alamo Bowl was formed in 1992 to stage an annual festival of events to bring enjoyment to South Texans and visitors alike, create positive national attention and economic impact to San Antonio as well as support higher education and local community causes.

The success of the bowl sponsorship program is crucial to these objectives. Specifically, sponsor support allows the game to grow its team payout (which results in securing higher ranked teams and a larger economic impact for the city), keep ticket prices affordable and support the bowl’s community outreach.

Patron Sponsors

  • Alamo Leasing Company, Inc.
  • Allstate (c/o Van Wagner)
  • American Airlines
  • Ancira Enterprises, Inc.
  • Anne and Steve Ballantyne
  • Azar Minerals, LTD
  • Bank SNB
  • BDO USA, LLP
  • Big 12 Conference
  • Bud Light
  • Cactus Power & Light
  • Catto & Catto, LLP
  • CB Supply
  • C.F.I. Delivery, Ltd
  • Clayton & Clayton, PC
  • Clear Visions, Inc.
  • Colonial Life
  • Copier Supply Company, Inc.
  • Corporate Travel Planners
  • Covenant Multifamily Offices, LLC
  • CPS Energy
  • CU Direct Lending
  • Culligan
  • Daisy Charters and Shuttles
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Dittmar Lumber
  • Dixie Flag Manufacturing Company
  • Dugas Diversified Developments LC
  • Elegant Limousine & Charter
  • Enterprise Rent-a-car
  • Ernst & Young LLP
  • ESPN
  • Ferguson Waterworks
  • Frost Bank
  • George Becknell
  • George C. “Tim” Hixon
  • Grand Hyatt San Antonio
  • Grande Communications
  • Hard Rock Cafe
  • Haynes and Boone, LLP
  • H-E-B
  • Hyatt Regency San Antonio
  • Ideal Signs
  • Industrial Communications
  • Insco Distributing, Inc.
  • Kahlig Auto Group
  • KENS Television
  • Kiolbassa
  • KPMG LLP
  • Lone Star Capital Bank, N.A.
  • Marriott Rivercenter/Riverwalk
  • Menger Hotel
  • Mission Golf Cars and Off Road Vehicles
  • News Radio 1200 WOAI
  • NuStar Energy
  • Pac-12 Conference
  • Pair O Dice
  • Pape-Dawson Engineers, Inc.
  • Primera Partners, L.L.C.
  • PrimeSport
  • Republic National Distributing Co.
  • Rio Bank
  • Rio San Antonio Cruises
  • San Antonio Area Chevy Dealers
  • San Antonio Business Journal
  • SARMA
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Security Service Federal Credit Union
  • Shining Star ENERGY
  • Sigma Solutions
  • Silverleaf Resorts
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Soundcheck Technologies
  • South Texas Radiology Imaging Centers
  • Southwest Signs
  • SWBC
  • Texas Capital Bank
  • Texas Mutual Insurance Company
  • The Bank of San Antonio
  • The Club at Sonterra
  • The Original Rudy’s Bar-B-Q
  • The Republic of Texas Restaurant
  • The Taurean Corp
  • The USAA Foundation
  • TicketCity
  • Touchstone Communities
  • University Sports Publications
  • Valero
  • Vulcan Materials Company
  • Ward North American
  • Wells Fargo
  • Wells Fargo Private Bank
  • Worldstrides Heritage Performances
  • Yantis Company
  • Zachry Corporation
  • Zachry Holdings, Inc.

Volunteer

Every year the Valero Alamo Bowl relies on hundreds of volunteers and an abundance of citywide support to host our successful community festival of events.

Our calendar begins each July with a youth clinic and culminates during Bowl Week when San Antonio greets the visiting teams and their fans with weather as warm and enjoyable as our residents.

The support and hard work of our volunteers is apparent in the many events the bowl produces annually, including golf tournaments, team luncheons, galas, interactive areas, corporate sponsor parties and much more. Our volunteers make it happen!

To inquire about volunteer duties for the Valero Alamo Bowl, please email Lara Smedley, Senior Manager, Events & Marketing, Valero Alamo Bowl.

If you you’d like a more of an active role, consider one of the below committees.

Community Relations Committee:
This Committee leads the community outreach efforts of the Valero Alamo Bowl. Annual programs include a food drive, home building, charity ticket program, high school concussion testing and the Valero Alamo Bowl Scholarship program.

Event Operations Committee:
This dedicated, hard-working group of individuals serves as the backbone for producing the bowl’s season long calendar. Whether it’s setting up a luncheon, registering guests or helping solicit ticket sales or prizes for attendees, these volunteers are responsible for making our events the best they can be.

Fundraising Committee:
This committee’s primary purpose is to raise funds for the Valero Alamo Bowl’s community festival of events including securing leads for ticket sales and corporate partnerships. Leads that turn in sold sponsorships, group ticket purchases and budget relieving in-kind support translate into prizes such as game and party tickets. Join the fun to help the bowl while helping you and your company network.

Hospitality Committee:
This is the welcoming group for the traveling parties from the participating universities who are chosen to play in the Valero Alamo Bowl. It is the goal of the Hospitality Committee to ensure that all guests enjoy their experience in San Antonio. This is accomplished by being highly visible, extremely helpful and very approachable. The committee supports the efforts of the Valero Alamo Bowl by providing guests with up-to-date information, schedules and maps, as well as aiding guests in locating their destinations or anything else they might need during their stay in San Antonio.

Media Operations Committee:
The Media Operations Committee is made up of dedicated, hard-working members that assist with media activities during Bowl Week including media hospitality and operations at the media hotel, press conferences, social media support and game day activities.