Combustion Media hits a home run with the Alexandria Aces!
DALLAS, TX—April 2009—Combustion Media, Inc. (CMI) announced today that they have signed a five year agreement with The Alexandria Aces to manage advertising opportunities at Bringhurst Field in Alexandria, Louisiana. CMI acting as an exclusive advertising partner will bring many new advertising opportunities to Bringhurst field as well as take on the responsibility of securing advertisers for specific pre-existing outdoor advertising areas.
With spring comes the much anticipated start of a new baseball season and fans once again will crowd the grandstands at Bringhurst Field as The Alexandria Aces take to the field for one of 36 home games. This season is sure to be attention getting for many advertisers with expanded advertising signage provided by Combustion Media strategically placed throughout the stadium creating greater ad visibility. Advertising opportunities will be available in many existing areas as well as numerous new locations including concession areas, food courts, beer gardens and restrooms. CMI will secure the advertisers, manage print production and will be available for custom design and copywriting if requested.
“Having the opportunity to provide new advertising platforms to Bringhurst Field and increase brand awareness is exciting” said Tim McCallum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Combustion Media. “In today’s economy, we are seeing more families frequent the Minor League parks which is driving up attendance numbers and giving our advertisers a broader exposure to the fans.”
“Combustion Media has added a new dimension to our advertising efforts by introducing new advertising locations and major brands into the park. Advertisers will have access to prime real estate in the park positioning their products front and center to potentially 120,000 visitors each season”, said Andrew Aguilar, General Manager for The Alexandria Aces. “We are very excited to partner with Combustion Media in this new advertising venture”.
The Aces won back-to-back league championships in 1997, 1998 and 2006, 2007. The Alexandria Aces are members of the Continental Baseball League, an independent league of six professional baseball teams located in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The Continental League is playing its third season this summer with teams located in Dallas, League City (Houston), and Alpine, Texas; Texarkana, Arkansas; and Alexandria, Louisiana.
The first Alexandria Aces team, which began in 1934, played in the Evangeline League, those Aces were the first to use Bringhurst Field, (named for the late industrialist R.W. Bringhurst) built for the club in 1933. Nearby is Bringhurst Golf Course, popularly known as "the nation's oldest par three course," and a popular attraction, the Alexandria Zoological Park. The zoo features more than six hundred animals from throughout the planet as well as an award-winning exhibit on the Louisiana habitat. Alexandria, Louisiana, in Rapides County, is 79 miles N of Lafayette, Louisiana and 169 miles NW of New Orleans, Louisiana. Originally, this area was the home to a community that supported the activities of the Spanish outpost of Post du Rapides. Alexander Fulton, a Pennsylvania businessman, received a land grant from Spain in 1785, and the first organized settlement was made at that time. In 1805, Fulton and business partner Thomas Harris Maddox laid out the town plan and named the town after Fulton's infant daughter. Alexandria was first incorporated as a town in 1818 and received a city charter in 1882.
In addition to working with The Alexandria Aces, Combustion has also signed advertising agreements with The Grand Prairie AirHogs, The Fort Worth Cats, The Shreveport Captains, The Texarkana Gunslingers, The Bay City Toros and the entire Continental Baseball League.
Combustion Media, Inc. (CMI) located in Dallas, Texas was founded in 2006 as a full service media agency specializing in the development and sales of in-store and out-of-home media programs. CMI designs media programs for venues utilizing their patented fixtures or can create custom programs consisting of many various advertising medias. For more information on The Alexandria Aces advertising opportunities or Combustion Media, Inc. call 1.888.247.3311 or visit www.combustionmedia.net