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New Jersey Devils Ink Record Number of Sponsorship Deals

Prudential Center’s State-of-the-Art Digital Capabilities and Influential Social Media Footprint Help Add NJ Lottery, T-Mobile, The Parking Spot, Pfister Energy and NJ Division of Travel and Tourism To Roster Plus Strong Renewals Boost Arena’s Growth

Tuesday, 12.27.2011 / 11:21 AM ET / News
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New Jersey Devils Ink Record Number of Sponsorship Deals

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Newark, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils and Prudential Center have signed a record number of top tier corporate sponsors, leveraging the building’s award winning digital abilities and strong social media presence, another shining achievement for the four year old building. Included in these partnerships, five new companies have been signed to significant deals and 98% of corporate sponsors have renewed for 2012.

The team has secured a number of prominent new sponsors who are bringing innovative programming and activation to the Prudential Center.

·         New Jersey Lottery has built a lottery kiosk and installed 2 self-serve scratch off vending machines within the Prudential Center, the first in any arena or stadium in New Jersey. In addition, the Lottery is also sponsoring a number of social media-based promotional sweepstakes as well as co-sponsoring the post-game fireworks extravaganza on New Year’s Eve (December 31).

·         T-Mobile joins the Devils as the sponsor of the Devils Digital Zone at the Prudential Center, providing the company with the opportunity to engage with fans and showcase new mobile technology.  T-Mobile is also hosting the Devils’ Third Period Party Anthem mobile texting campaign, allowing fans to text in votes to decide what song they want to hear during the Devils’ third period.

·         The Parking Spot has secured prime real estate with signage behind the New Jersey Devils bench. What’s more, The Parking Spot will fully integrate the New Jersey Devils into all of their shuttles by having promotional ad spots running on their television screens along with two specially designed Devils-branded Parking Spot shuttles.

·         Pfister Energy has created the “Energize the Community” program in conjunction with the city of Newark and the Devils.  The program will involve the education of Newark area children on renewable energy through creative arts programming. Pfister will also be sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Day “Green Day” with an all-arena hat giveaway on March 17. In addition, Pfister will be donating a solar array roof to the Newark Ironbound Recreation Center.

·         NJ Division of Travel and Tourism will create a fan driven “Now That’s New Jersey” photo mosaic to be displayed both online and hung on the Prudential Center concourse. Fans will have the opportunity via social media to share photos to be included in the mosaic as well as vote on their favorite submission to enter into the NJ Tourism Ultimate Getaway.

This season boasts an overwhelming retention renewal rate with current clients including:

·         A new 4 year multi-million dollar deal with Ford and Lincoln that includes the naming rights to a number of premium locations including the VIP garage, the newly minted Lincoln VIP Entrance on Mulberry Street, the naming of the two suite levels in the Prudential Center and the continuation of Ford Super Score-O at second intermission,

·         Geico, which has increased the company’s Devils partnership garnering presenting sponsorship of the pre-game show on Devils’ games radio broadcasts on WFAN (660 AM).

·         Other renewals include American Red Cross, Apollo Jets, Barnabas Health System, French’s Mustard/Frank’s Red Hot, Ford’s Jewelers, Holy Name Medical Center, Nathan’s and Subway.

“Prudential Center has solidified itself as one of the busiest venues in the country,” said Jeff Vanderbeek, Chairman and Managing Partner of the New Jersey Devils. “The growth of our sponsorship partnerships speaks volumes to the positive impact the Devils and Prudential Center have on our fans.”

 

ABOUT THE NEW JERSEY DEVILS

The New Jersey Devils are a member of the 30-team National Hockey League.  Established in 1982, the Devils are currently celebrating their 30th Anniversary season in the Garden State.  During that time, the club has won the league’s championship on three occasions, lifting the Stanley Cup, the most famous trophy in team sports in 1995, 2000, and 2003.  In 2007-08, “Jersey’s Team” moved into its new home, Newark’s Prudential Center.

ABOUT THE PRUDENTIAL CENTER

Prudential Center opened in October, 2007 and is the first new arena built in the New Jersey, New York Metropolitan area in more than 25 years. The Rock is home to the three-time Stanley Cup Champion New Jersey Devils, Seton Hall NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball, the NBA’s NETS Basketball, the WNBA’s New York Liberty and, in 2011, the NBA Draft and the NCAA East Regional Finals. Prudential Center now ranks tenth overall in the highest grossing arenas worldwide for 2011, according to leading industry publication Venues Today.

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
A. Henrique 75 16 27 -6 43
M. Cammalleri 68 27 15 2 42
P. Elias 69 13 21 -20 34
S. Gomez 58 7 27 -10 34
S. Bernier 67 16 16 2 32
T. Zajac 74 11 14 -3 25
A. Larsson 64 3 21 2 24
A. Greene 82 3 19 1 22
E. Gelinas 61 6 13 -2 19
M. Ryder 47 6 13 -1 19
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 26 31 9 .925 2.26
K. Kinkaid 6 5 4 .915 2.59