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Roller Derby World Cup

EventCityUK, Stretford, England, United Kingdom
Thu, Feb 01 - Sun, Feb 04 2018

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About our event

Roller derby is one of the fastest growing sports in the world and the Roller Derby World Cup is the LARGEST roller derby event in the world.

It all started in Toronto, in 2011 with 13 teams (representing 13 countries) competing in the Roller Derby World Cup. In 2014, the event was held in Dallas, Texas and saw 30 countries compete. For 2018, forty teams will compete and the tournament will be held over 4 days on 4 tracks!  The event will be broadcasted around the world via a live web stream. In 2014, people from 48 different countries tuned in to watch online.

The third Roller Derby World Cup is taking place at EventCity in Greater Manchester, United Kingdom. This 4-day event is being held 1 February - 4 February 2018 and welcomes 40 women's teams from around the world competing on 4 simultaneous tracks.
 
Teams include: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Indigenous, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, México, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russia, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, USA, Wales, West Indies

*Bolded teams are new to the tournament.

The venue, EventCity, is a huge 16,000 sq. metre [172,000 sq. ft] hosting space, located in Trafford, not far from the internationally renowned Old Trafford soccer venue, home of Manchester United Football Club. 

In addition to the thousands of fans expected, there will be another 1000 skaters, officials, announcers, volunteers and staff in the venue each day and thousands watching from home.

Tickets went on sale in late May and the first 500 tickets sold within the first 4 hours with steady sales ever since. This event is expected to sell out.

The Roller Derby World Cup has an amazing online following:

Facebook: 33,000+ fans  

Twitter: 6,300+ followers  

Instagram: 12,400+ followers

The 2014 Roller Derby World Cup was covered by the following news outlets: ESPN, CW33, UniVision, DFW.com, Dallas News, Mirror, USA Today, Dallas Observer, L’Expresse, Red Eye Chicago, Dallas Morning News,MSN, NPR, ABC (Australia), Time and Star, KERA News, Louth Leader, The Daily Meal, Stuff (NZ), Yorkshire Evening Post, Central Track, Scottish Roller Derby Blog, Derby Central, The Derby Nerd and more.

 

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Attendees Demographics

Gender Distribution

35%
65%

Expected Audience

2501-5000

Sponsorship Opportunities

The sport of roller derby is unique in that it is a mix of new and old. The sport was created in the '30s, was televised in the 60's and 70's and brought back to life in the early 2000's and has been growing ever since. It's different. It's interesting. It's competitive. It's smart and strong and fast. This event is very international; 40 countries are sending their best to compete.

Fans and participants come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. And they sure do love to support companies who support their favorite sport! 

We expect about 4000 people to attend this event. Extending your sponsorship to the webcast will increase the amount of people that you are exposed to. Over 10,000 viewers are expected to tune in live. Games will also be archived and available online. 

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Bleachers

Help us cover the cost of the seating for the venue! Any discounts will be appreciated and rewarded with promotion at the event. We are looking to have seating for 1000 people per track (4 tracks).

£250

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Catering Sponsor - EMTs

For $250, feed our medical staff for one day! Your stand up banner and promotional materials can be in the EMT break room all day so they know who to thank as they fuel up in between games. They will be encouraged to share the love to social media as they chill in the EMT's lounge. The Roller Derby World Cup will thank your company publicly throughout the day on social media and in the official printed program.

£350

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Catering Sponsor - Photographers and Media

For $350, feed our photography and media staff for one day! Your stand up banner and promotional materials can be in the media break room all day so they know who to thank as they fuel up in between games. They will be encouraged to share the love to social media as they chill in the media lounge. The Roller Derby World Cup will thank your company publicly throughout the day on social media and in the official printed program.

£500

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Catering Sponsor - Referees and Officials

For $500, feed our officials for one day! Your stand up banner and promotional materials can be in the officials break room all day so they know who to thank as they fuel up in between games. They will be encouraged to share the love to social media as they chill in the official's lounge. The Roller Derby World Cup will thank your company publicly throughout the day on social media and in the official printed program.

£500

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Catering Sponsors - Volunteers

For $500, feed our volunteers for one day! Your stand up banner and promotional materials can be in the officials break room all day so they know who to thank as they fuel up in between games. They will be encouraged to share the love to social media as they chill in the volunteer's lounge. The Roller Derby World Cup will thank your company publicly throughout the day on social media and in the official printed program.

£500

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Catering Sponsor - Announcers

For $500, feed our announcers for one day! Your stand up banner and promotional materials can be in the announcer's break room all day so they know who to thank as they fuel up in between games. They will be encouraged to share the love to social media as they chill in the announcer's lounge. The Roller Derby World Cup will thank your company publicly throughout the day on social media and in the official printed program.

£500

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Donation

Your company will be promoted over the sound system for all games on all 4 tracks for all 4 days. 2-3 sentences, at least 3 times per game (over 80 games will be played).

£1000

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Penalty Box Sponsor for One Track

Your company will be mentioned when skaters are sent to YOUR penalty box (it happens, a lot!). Guaranteed 5 mentions per game. This package covers all games on one track for all 4 days, about 10 hours of games per day and both in-house and broadcast (live audience and at home).

£1200

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Broadcast Advertising :30 Second Commercial

:30 Second Commercial. Advertisements will run before/after games, during half-time, and additional times at our discretion on the broadcast (webstream) and in-house on the scoreboard screen. All 4 tracks will be live streamed and your ad will run at least once per track per day. There is a (not-yet-determined) limit to how many ads will be shown during the final game (either before or during half time). They will be chosen in the order that the payment is received. For £1,800, your commercial will run at least 2x per track per day.

£1500

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Broadcast Advertising :60 Second Commercial

:60 Second Commercial. Advertisements will run before/after games, during half-time, and additional times at our discretion on the broadcast (webstream) and in-house on the scoreboard screen. All 4 tracks will be live streamed and your ad will run at least once per track per day. There is a (not-yet-determined) limit to how many ads will be shown during the final game (either before or during half time). They will be chosen in the order that the payment is received. For £2,000, your commercial will run at least 2x per track per day.

£80000

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Official Broadcast Sponsor

We will mention your company as the official broadcast sponsor, as in “This broadcast is brought to you by YOUR COMPANY” continuously throughout the event. This includes a full page color ad in the official program, graphics on the website as well as the actual feed along with ongoing broadcast mentions on all tracks, all four days. You will get a floor cling logo on all 4 tracks and multiple commercials running throughout the event, including the finals. This sponsorship helps alleviate our costs of broadcasting and will allow us to present the feed for free or at a heavily discounted price, which equals more viewers.

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In 2006, my business partner and teammate and I created a print magazine called Blood & Thunder, dedicated to the sport of Roller Derby. The sport was still new, with only a handful of leagues in the USA. By 2009, leagues started popping up in other countries. In 2011, we organized the very first Roller Derby World Cup. In order to compete, national teams needed to be created. We were not sure what to expect, but 13 countries sent teams to Toronto to compete in the first tournament to a sold out crowd. In 2014, we held the 2nd tournament in Dallas, Texas and 30 teams came to compete. Since then, we created a more structured planning committee and are working with the RDNC as well as the local roller derby league in Manchester (hosts Rainy City Roller Derby) to create a bigger and better event. In 2018, we are expecting 40 teams! The event has surely grown, much like the sport itself.