The RailHawks/Whitecaps press conference provided a few interesting tidbits about the RailHawks' sponsorship progress from last year.
- Naming rights have been extended on the stadium and the team has a new lease on the stadium. This isn't old news if you read this story in The Cary News.
- There'sa new partnership with Bojangles, which is right down the street from the stadium. That has to get these guys excited.
- The team is close to finalizing the renewal of its front-of-jersey sponsorship with Blue Cross Blue Shield. Blue Cross Blue Shield has sponsored the team for three seasons, and this upcoming one will be the fourth.
- Eurosport, a Hillsborough company that specializes in retail soccer supplies, has partnered with the team. Eurosport will help with uniform and merchandise sales, and one of the suites at WakeMed will be be teh Eurosport suite.
- Bud Light is back as the back-of-the-jersey sponsor (perfect, because too much of that will lead you back to the front-of-the-jersey sponsor).
- Backyard Bistro, located not far away off Trinity Road in Ralegh, will be a new concessionaire at the stadium.
- Summit Hospitality, which sponors RailHawks' community outreach, will continue to award three RailHawks players who, at the end of the season, are chosen as most active in charity and have received the most positive and unsolicited feedback from the community.
Also, Johnson says that the new construction at WakeMed Soccer Park will temporarily render sections 306 and 307 unusable. The current "tunnel" - or gap between the left and right halves of the stands on the east side, will be filled in and another created.
It may or may not affect games -- just depends on when the work starts and what part of the RailHawks' schedule it coincides with.