Nov. 8, 2013
DENTON, Texas - The North Texas Athletic Department today announced a naming-rights sponsor for the popular club level at Apogee Stadium. Leading insurance brokerage Hub International Insurance Services, a longstanding corporate partner of the Mean Green, will sponsor the “Hub Club” at Apogee.
The agreement is a five-year contract which allows Hub International the opportunity to brand itself in front of the many demographics that populate the club level throughout the year.
“This is another great example of our ability to move existing partnerships to a level that provides even greater benefits to both entities” said Rick Villarreal, Director of Athletics. “Hub International has been our underwriter for the Don January Golf Classic for over a decade and they have been integral in helping us raise scholarship dollars for student-athletes. Now, we have a chance to grow the relationship and expose Hub International to our top supporters and so many other groups that come to campus to host events in our multi-functional Apogee Stadium.”
“Hub International is excited to expand our partnership and further support the University of North Texas Athletic Department,” said Jack McGrath, CEO, Hub International Insurance Services. “Given our long standing relationship with the university, we are confident that this venture will bring more opportunities for our organization to serve the insurance needs of more local area businesses and residents.”
The Hub Club will host a variety of occasions every year, not exclusively athletically-oriented. Last year, the club level hosted more than 80 events that were community or university-driven, including multiple chamber of commerce meetings, Town and Gown Ball, Transportation Summit and Legislative Dinner.
“The Hub Club is truly where people come to meet in Denton,” Villarreal said. “We have a great environment on game days for our club level and suite holders, but also extend this space to our community for weddings, proms and other special events. We are fortunate to have a space that can accommodate so much and now we have a terrific partner to share in that non-stop exposure on our vibrant campus.”
The addition of Apogee Stadium has allowed for outstanding corporate involvement since the inaugural season in 2011. Since that time, the athletic department has secured the nation’s second largest naming rights agreement for a collegiate facility – the $20 million, 20-year deal with Apogee. In addition, the athletic department has also finalized contracts with Denton Regional Medical Center, Metro PCS and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton that allow for exclusive landmark areas inside and adjacent to the stadium.
Hub International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Brazil.