When Solid Knockout Promotions brought the event to the Bee County Expo Center last year, the event drew a sellout crowd.
Police Chief Joe Treviño said it is not too early for businesses, organizations and individuals to start reserving special, VIP tables for the night.
Also, local businesses might want to start considering providing a sponsorship for the Sept. 13 event.
Two types of VIP tables will be sold for the event. The seats selling for $1,100 will be the best seats in the house. Each table will seat eight fans, and those sitting at the table will get one hour of free beer and appetizers before the fight.
Those who buy the $1,100 tables also will receive plenty of advertising. Their names will be printed on the backs of the round cards that will be shown throughout the night, and the purchasers will be named in all of the event’s press releases.
Those sponsors also will have banners with their names displayed during the event.
The tables selling for $550 also will have some of the best seats in the house. They too will have an hour of free beer and appetizers before the fight.
Sponsorships at the $5,000 and $2,500 level will earn the company, organization or individual some extra attention.
Treviño said a $5,000 sponsorship will come with promotional mass media advertisement on all TV, radio and print media notices.
The logo of the donor will be placed on social media for three weeks (24/7) and video samples available.
Sponsors also will be mentioned live during the event. And the purchaser of that level of sponsorship will be guaranteed that no competing business will be promoted as part of the event.
That makes it important for any business which is interested in the $5,000 sponsorship to make that purchase early.
Those sponsors also can count on receiving other benefits that will include one of the VIP tables at ringside and the free beer and appetizers as well as prominent advertising before and during the event.
In addition, $5,000 sponsors will be able to hold a one-hour autograph session with the fighters and promotional girls present at the sponsor’s place of business, based on fighter availability.
Those who pay for a $2,500 sponsorship will receive many of the same benefits. Treviño has the information on what those benefits will be.
The chief said there is a reason that Fight Night 1 was a sell-out. Solid Knockout Promotions is able to bring some of the best boxing and mixed martial arts competition in the area to Beeville for the event.
Treviño said he is confident that Fight Night 2 will be just as successful. He expects to see fight fans from the entire Coastal Bend attending this year.
Solid Knockout Promotions said the intent of their Fight Night events is to bring a positive economic impact to the community.
The fighters, their trainers and handlers along with family members and friends are expected to spend up to three nights in local motels and eat in restaurants during that weekend.
The City Council expressed its faith in the Solid Knockout event last month when members approved a $25,000 grant from the city’s hotel and motel occupancy tax fund to help pay for the advertising and marketing of this fall’s event.
Anyone interested in reserving a table or purchasing a sponsorship should call Treviño at 358-8100.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 343-5220, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.