Sponsorship & Commercial Rates 2011/2012

In just 6 years FC United of Manchester has become one of the most talked about clubs in football, generating regional, national and worldwide interest. FC is democratically owned and run by its 3600 members, a club with one voice and one principled goal - to give football back to the supporters and the community. With a wide range of sponsorship and advertising opportunities structured to suit a variety of needs and budgets we offer a unique opportunity for business and organisations to support our aspirations. These include expanding our community initiatives and outreach programmes and assisting our ambitious plans to develop our own new community stadium in north Manchester. For further information please contact our fundraising team (details below).

Main Club Sponsor

• Pitch side advertising around the ground
• Sponsorship of FC United's annual Youth United Day and People United Day with your logo on all publicity materials
• Your logo on a minimum of 20 adverts, for home first team matches, in the Manchester Evening News
• Logo on letterheads and club stationery
• Logo on the weekly e-newsletter sent out to 7,000 supporters
• Website banner with link to your own site - Club website accessed by up to 10,000 unique visitors daily
• Full page advert in every programme
• Early season editorial piece in a match programme explaining the link up with your organisation
• Television interview backdrop
• Signed framed shirt
• Six season tickets with passes for the car park and lounge area

SOLD


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127 Club

Join FC's Business Community by becoming a member of The 127 Club. This fantastic value for money package includes -

• 2 Adult season tickets
• 4 Junior + 1 Adult season ticket to be donated to a school in your name via our community scheme
• Pass for stadium car park (pre-booking required)
• Access to Legends Lounge and bar on match day (pre-booking required)
• NEW FOR 2011 Match Day Hosting Package. Entertain up to 4 guests in the 1885 Lounge with pre match drinks and half time buffet for a game of your choice (pre-booking required)*
• 25% Discount on Match Day and Player Sponsorship packages
• A choice of a signed shirt, mounted on a personalised frame OR NEW FOR 2011 a personalised commemorative granite plaque
• Listing in the 127 Club directory printed at regular intervals in the programme
• Listing on club website with link to your own site
• Random front-page advert on the website
• Regular business updates on the new stadium development
• Access to the FC United in Business LinkedIn community

Price £750

* Only two match Day Hosting Packages are available per game and will be issued on a first come first served basis.


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Match Sponsorship

• Access to match and the 1885 Lounge for 6 people where you can meet with players and officials
• Pre-match 3-course meal for 6 in the Swan & Cemetery and half-time buffet in the 1885 Lounge OR Free buffet and drinks in the 1885 Lounge
• Pass for stadium car park
• Logo on front page of programme
• Mention on all match advertising (web/e-mail/press)
• Half-page advertisement in programme
• Present and receive signed ball
• Commemorative photo
• Nominate and present man of the match
• Complimentary Match Day Programmes and Team Sheets

Price £420


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Match Ball Sponsorship

• Access to match for 2 people
• Free buffet in the 1885 Lounge where you can meet with players and officials
• Pass for stadium car park
• Present and receive signed ball
• Commemorative photo
• Mention in match programme
• Complimentary Match Day Programmes and Team Sheets

Price £120


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Match Programme Sponsorship

• Access to match for 2 people
• Free buffet in the 1885 Lounge where you can meet with players and Officials
• Pass for stadium car park
• Commemorative photo
• Logo on match programme
• Present and receive signed ball
• Complimentary Match Day Programmes and Team Sheets

Price £120


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Player Sponsorship

• Logo or your name in match programme for the season
• Link on player's page of website
• Signed framed shirt from player or photo with you and your player
• One marketing opportunity with player (to be agreed with the club)

Price £220 (2010/11 sponsors can continue with their chosen player for 2011/12 if renewal is received by 7th August 2011)


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Player's Kit Sponsorship

Home AND Away Complete Kits

• Sponsor's name listed on the website
• An autographed photo of you and your chosen player
• An autographed shirt

Price £150 +VAT

Home OR Away Complete Kit

• Sponsor's name listed on the website
• An autographed photo of you and your chosen player
• An autographed shirt

Price £80 +VAT

Home OR Away Shirt

• Sponsor's name listed on the website
• An autographed photo of you and your chosen player
• An autographed shirt

Price £50 +VAT

Home OR Away Shorts

• Sponsor's name listed on the website
• An autographed photo of you and your chosen player

Price £25 +VAT

Home OR Away Socks

• Sponsor's name listed on the website

Price £15 +VAT


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Programme Advertisements

• Season long full or half page colour advertisement (minimum 21 programmes)

Price £1400 full page or £800 half page for the whole season (copy deadline August 1st)

• Single colour advert in a programme for a match of your choice

Price £800 full page or £400 half page


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Pitchside Hoarding

• Pitchside hoarding at all games (League and Cup) at Gigg Lane
• 20ft x 2ft banner (price includes the production and sign writing of your banner)

Price £750


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FC Pink Newsletter Sponsorship

• Banner advert on e newsletter dispatched to 7000 supporters every week during the season, monthly during close season

Price £600 per whole season or £60 per week


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Youth Match Sponsorship

• Support the Youth Team by becoming a Match Sponsor
• Have your photo taken with the team
• Nominate and Present to the FC United Man of the Match (option to add a prize from the club shop to present to the winner - prices on application)
• Web-listing

£50 plus VAT (£650 to be exclusive Youth Match sponsor for the season)


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Tournaments and Community Sponsorship Opportunities

FC United is committed to assisting all sections of the community to participate in football and sports. The club is keen to organise football tournaments, coaching and other sports' related activities. We organize schools' football tournaments, regional tournaments for young people in care and youth portrait and match report competitions.

We welcome any organisations that wish to sponsor or assist us in organising or promoting such activities.

Please contact [email protected]


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Red Pages

Advertise your Company on our Official Business Directory Website. Red Pages offers a link direct to your business. The website has thousands of hits per week and these pages are often the first source of contact for our fans looking for specialist services.

Price £50 + Vat


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Exclusive Function Room Hire

• Bars for exclusive hire for anniversary occasions, parties, birthdays and business lunches/promotions

Prices on Application


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For further information please contact either:

Mike Burtonwood m 07966 265353 e

Or

David French m 07906 736191 e

Football Club United of Manchester
5th Floor Hope Mill
113 Pollard Street
Manchester
M4 7JA

Please note that all prices are subject to VAT
"Match" refers to all home League and Cup games played at Gigg Lane, Bury


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