Blockparty Expands Offerings to Provide Premium Turnkey Tailgating at Temple University
DALLAS (July 25, 2018) – Temple University Athletics announced today that it will enhance its partnership with Blockparty, a fan-focused hospitality and entertainment company. Through this enhanced partnership, Blockparty will expand its presence at Temple University by offering premium turnkey tailgating for Owls fans through a partnership with Temple Athletics and its multimedia rightsholder, Learfield's Temple Sports Properties.
Beginning in the fall of 2018, Blockparty will serve as the exclusive tailgating provider for Temple Athletics. While this marks Blockparty's second year at Temple, the upcoming collegiate athletic season signifies its first year in an official partnership capacity.
"We have had a wonderful experience working with Blockparty over the past year and we are excited to bring this broader, opportunity to Owls fans," said Temple Director of Athletics Dr. Patrick Kraft. "This partnership will continue to enhance our fan experience on game day."
Blockparty will offer hassle-free hospitality with included amenities for fans looking for a unique tailgating experience. They will have the option to book tailgates for groups of all sizes at all Temple home football games. Tailgate packages will include bellhop services, games, attendants, and FanTextTM, an on-demand concierge service SMS platform that allows fans the capability to text for assistance.
"We are thrilled to expand our product and service offering at Temple to include turnkey tailgating," commented Blockparty co-founder & COO, Steve Gilman. "Our partnership with Temple is incredible as we share the same vision for an elevated gameday atmosphere and we're confident fans will see new and exciting aspects added game over game, year over year."
According to Nicolaus Valentino, general manager for Temple Sports Properties, "College football season is right around the corner, and we couldn't be more pleased to bring Blockparty into a more formal relationship with the Owls. Fans should love the easy comprehensive packaging they provide for tailgating, and Blockparty will receive extensive exposure in this heightened level of engagement with the university community."
Blockparty is a full-service fan experience firm providing the highest level of management expertise in sports and entertainment hospitality. By combining fully integrated partnership services with turnkey hospitality solutions and 5-star customer service, the Blockparty team creates the ultimate fan experience. Blockparty is an official partner of multiple college football programs, several professional teams, and the world's largest music promoter, Live Nation Entertainment.