What: Constellation Brands has teamed up with Barclays Center for its most comprehensive arena sponsorship for its brands Corona Extra, Modelo Especial and Ballast Point.
Why it matters: The agreement, which also includes a sponsorship of the Brooklyn Nets, features three individually branded bars at Barclays Center, “official beer” marketing designations and marketing assets.
Constellation Brands is announcing its most comprehensive arena sponsorship for Corona Extra, Modelo Especial and Ballast Point by aligning with Barclays Center. The agreement, which also includes a sponsorship of the Brooklyn Nets, features three individually branded bars at Barclays Center, “official beer” marketing designations and a wide-ranging array of marketing assets.
The new marketing alliance between Constellation Brands, a leading producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits, and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, which controls and manages Barclays Center and the Nets, has designated Corona Extra as the Official Import Beer Sponsor of Barclays Center, Modelo Especial as the Official Import Beer Sponsor of the Brooklyn Nets, and Ballast Point as an Official Craft Beer Sponsor of Barclays Center.
Corona Extra will bring the beach to Barclays Center with the Corona Extra Beach House Bar, which will be located on the main concourse. The soon-to-open branded bar will have a beach-like aesthetic, with island imagery and décor.
Casa Modelo, a Modelo Especial branded bar will be open soon on the upper concourse. The bar will feature a fusion of Brooklyn and Mexican imagery and décor. A Ballast Point branded bar will be located on Barclays Center’s main concourse.
Corona Extra and Modelo Especial are the nation’s number one and number two imported beers, respectively. Ballast Point is one of the fastest-growing craft brands in the country, featuring dozens of unique and distinctive styles of beer. Corona Extra and Modelo Especial will receive marketing exposure during a wide variety of programming events at Barclays Center, including Brooklyn Nets games, as well as through digital platforms and in-arena signage.
Highlights of the sponsorship include marketing exclusivity in the imported beer category for Corona Extra and Modelo Especial, along with:
- Prominent indoor and outdoor arena signage
- In-arena brand activations
- Corona Extra Beach House branded bar on the main concourse
- Brand exposure during Barclays Center BROOKLYN SHOW and BROOKLYN BOXING events.
- Consumer VIP ticket experiences for select Barclays Center events
- Modelo Especial branded bar, Casa Modelo, on upper concourse
- In-arena game-night activations
- Use of the Nets’ marks at point-of-sale
- Consumer VIP courtside experiences for select games
- Ballast Point branded bar on the main concourse
“Barclays Center has become a modern icon in the sports and music world – a truly can’t-miss venue for entertainment,” said Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Constellation Brands’ Beer Division. “We’re thrilled to align with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment to further promote and build our iconic Corona Extra and Modelo Especial brands in Brooklyn.”
“We are delighted that Constellations Brands sees the exposure and brand-building opportunities for Corona Extra, Modelo Especial, and Ballast Point by forming an alliance with BSE,” said Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment EVP of Global Partnerships Mike Zavodsky.