UC Riverside/Pepsi

Nature:

Sponsorship for expanded recreation center – required for University to move to NCAA Division IA level competition

Sponsor:

Pepsi-Cola

Property:

UC Riverside

Sponsorship Investment:

$3 million over ten years, plus funding from an alumni-based vending program that pays UC Riverside a commission on sales from machines placed throughout the region

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Objectives

Pepsi-Cola

  • University-wide beverage sales rights
  • The ability to liquidate sponsorship through partner tie-ins
  • Affinity relationship with University students, supporters and alumni

UC Riverside

  • Funding needed to expand seating capacity of recreation center for home basketball games, allowing for UC Riverside to compete at Division IA level
  • Generate new revenues from on-campus beverage business which previously only brought the University about $10,000 per year

Primary Sponsorship Benefits

Pepsi-Cola receives campus wide vending and pouring rights for ten years, plus exclusive marketing partnership with athletics and alumni groups.