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Western Athletic Conference Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment to Manage Marketing and Sponsorship


Sep 21st 2017

NEW YORK (September 21, 2017) – Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) and the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) today announced a multi-year, exclusive marketing and sponsorship rights partnership. As part of the agreement, VWSE’s Collegiate Services division will manage and market the multimedia rights associated with the WAC, as well as serve as the conference’s corporate sponsorship representative.

Win the Ultimate College Football Tailgating Experience From Jersey Mike’s Subs


Sep 14th 2017

MANASQUAN, N.J., September 13, 2017 – Even if your favorite college football team doesn’t win this season, you can. Jersey Mike’s Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, is delivering “A Sub Above” tailgating experience to lucky college football fans at 17 campuses through its “CFB Tailgate Sweepstakes."

Towson University Athletics and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Multimedia Rights Partnership


Sep 13th 2017

NEW YORK (September 13, 2017) – Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) and the Towson University Athletic Department today announced a long-term partnership naming VWSE as the Athletic Department’s exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent for the department’s corporate sponsorship program.

Samford University Athletics and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Multimedia Rights Partnership


Jul 31st 2017

NEW YORK (July 31, 2017) – Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) and Samford University athletics today announced a long-term partnership naming VWSE as the athletics department’s exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent for the department’s corporate sponsorship program.

Canisius Signs Multimedia Rights Deal With Van Wagner


Jul 26th 2017

The Canisius athletic department and Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) announced Wednesday that the groups have agreed to a long-term partnership, naming VWSE as Canisius' exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent for the athletic department's corporate sponsorship program.

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Collegiate Services Announces Mark Massari as Vice President of the West Coast


Jul 7th 2017

“I am thrilled to welcome Mark Massari to our VWSE family,” said Mike Palisi, Executive Vice President of VWSE. “As a former Director of Athletics and Athletics Administrator, with extensive experience in sponsorship sales, marketing and multi-media rights, Mark brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective that will aid tremendously as we constantly strive to deliver unprecedented revenue and marketing solutions to our collegiate partners,” added Palisi.

ITTF World Tour Partners with GoDaddy


Jun 14th 2017

GoDaddy worked with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) to secure these ITTF sponsorships

Liberty University Athletics and Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Announce Multimedia Rights Partnership


Jun 6th 2017

NEW YORK (June 6, 2017) – Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment (VWSE) and Liberty University Athletics today announced a long-term partnership naming VWSE as the Athletic Department’s exclusive multimedia rights partner and sales agent for the department’s corporate sponsorship program.

Wi-Fi’s next frontier


Mar 27th 2017

Why Atlanta, Detroit will extend connectivity to mixed-use projects

Van Wagner To Manage Multimedia Rights For Santa Clara University


Mar 13th 2017

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment will manage and sell the multimedia rights for Santa Clara Univ., according to a long-term agreement the parties announced today. VWSE Collegiate Services will handle management, sales and integration of corporate sponsorship on alllevels within multimedia resources, including the West Coast Conference school’s broadcast assets, digital, venue signage, marketing,promotional rights to athletic marks and hospitality. VWSE also has agreements with the WCC and three of its other schools - Loyola Marymount, Pepperdine and San Francisco

Colonial Athletic Association Basketball Championship Leveraging 3D Signage Technology


Mar 3rd 2017

“We are excited to bring the Amayse signage technology to the CAA Championship and to college basketball as a whole,” VWSE Executive Vice President Mike Palisi said in a statement.

Sports Business Journal - Van Wagner’s new hire will target global events


Jan 17th 2017

“Her expertise on the worldwide events side and ours on the domestic side made for a really good hire under our umbrella,” said Bob Becker, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Productions’ executive vice president.

SVG News - Live From CFP Championship: Revitalized Raymond James Stadium Shines on Big Stage


Jan 13th 2017

How ‘triple replays’ and a videoboard-recording mobile app delivered a unique fan experience

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment Partners with Go Daddy at Table Tennis Championship in Qatar


Dec 19th 2016

After four-days of exhilarating game of table tennis the Rio Olympics gold medalist defeated his compatriot Fan Zhendong, the world number two, 4-2 (11-5, 11-4, 11-9, 7-11, 12-14, 11-9) to emerge the last man standing in the men’s singles of the Seamaster Qatar 2016 ITTF World Tour Grand Finals.

America East Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment to Manage Marketing & Sponsorship


Nov 16th 2016

“Our partnership with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment will result in increased exposure and revenue opportunities the will benefit the conference and our member institutions,” said America East Commissioner, Amy Huchthausen. “VWSE’s expertise in the marketplace will help create dynamic marketing opportunities consistent with the ideals and culture of innovation within our conference."

CAA Enters Rights Partnership With Van Wagner


Oct 28th 2016

“We are grateful to add the CAA to our expanding roster of collegiate partners, and excited to work synergistically with Joe and his team to develop and enhance sponsorship and multi-media opportunities,” said VWSE Executive Vice President, Mike Palisi.

WCC, Three Member Schools Sign Multimedia Rights Partnership with Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment


Oct 17th 2016

“Commissioner Holzman and her team have done a terrific job directing an innovative approach to fan and sponsorship experiences,” said VWSE Executive Vice President Mike Palisi. “We are eager to support this progression to an integrated sales and marketing platform that will serve to elevate the WCC and its storied programs at LMU, Pepperdine and USF, among others, on local, regional and national levels.”

Stony Brook Athletics partners with VWSE


Oct 13th 2016

"Stony Brook is an outstanding institution, and our team is elated to
begin this terrific new partnership to help Shawn and his team drive
even more revenue, elevate the school's athletic prowess across the
region, and develop some really unique multimedia, sponsorship and fan
engagement opportunities," said Mike Palisi, VWSE Executive Vice

CIAA signs new media and sponsorship partner 5-year deal with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment


Sep 1st 2016

"Partnering with the CIAA and its roster of diverse institutions and corporate partners is an extraordinary opportunity," VWSE Executive Vice President Mike Palisi said.

Van Wagner Has Sold Out Stadium Builder's Licenses, and Premium Seating to the Minnesota Vikings' New U.S. Bank Stadium


Aug 26th 2016

“We value our partnership with Van Wagner, as evidenced by the overwhelming success of the Stadium Builder’s Licenses and premium sales program as well as other key contributions they made in multiple other areas of the project,” said Vikings Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Steve LaCroix

FX Networks partners with Van Wagner for the 3rd year in a row at Comic-Con International


Jul 21st 2016

Van Wagner produced 7 activations on behalf of FX Networks at Comic-Con International to promote upcoming shows such as: American Horror Story, The Strain, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Archer, Fargo, Man Seeking Woman, and Atlanta.

ACC Announces New Sponsorship Agreement with Lumber Liquidators


Jul 20th 2016

ACC Football Tailgate Tour will debut this fall

NU Athletics Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment To Manage Multimedia Rights, Corporate Sponsorships


Jun 16th 2016

"We're thrilled to add Niagara University and its great athletic tradition to our growing family of partner schools," said Mike Palisi, VWSE Executive Vice President. "Together with Simon Gray and his team, VWSE is committed to helping elevate the Athletic Department to new and prosperous heights, as well as create diverse opportunities for businesses from around the region to partner with such an incredible and respected University."

Jeff Knapple reveals details of the FC Barcelona stadium naming rights deal - Asset TV


May 24th 2016

Slated to be the biggest stadium naming rights deal in sports history, Spanish soccer giant FC Barcelona is preparing to renovate and rename its historic Camp Nou stadium--the largest in Europe

FC Barcelona, Van Wagner Partnership a Gamechanger


May 18th 2016

Q&A: Jeff Knapple and Chris Allphin talk destination marketing, much more than a name

GSU and Van Wagner Announce Additions to #PantherFamily


May 10th 2016

“It has been a great first year working with Van Wagner,” director of athletics Charlie Cobb said. “They have opened doors to bring in additional revenue streams for our department. We have big plans in the years to come and they will be a big part in helping us reach those goals.”

FC Barcelona Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment as Exclusive Partner to Sell Naming Rights, Sponsorships for Historic Espai Barca Project


May 6th 2016

“For us, Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment represents the complete guarantee that commercialization of Espai Barca will be a success and the security that the world market will be analysed within the parameters and requirements that the club has set at this stage of transformation,” said Manel Arroyo, FC Barcelona Vice-President of Marketing and Communication.

Van Wagner looks to make history with an FC Barcelona deal


May 1st 2016

“FC Barcelona is one of the world’s top brands in team sports, so the opportunity to help shape development of what should be the premier sports complex in Europe, is something we’re really excited about," said Knapple, who's been doing naming-rights deals for more than 20 years and has more than $3 billion in such deals to his credit, including Staples Center and MetLife Stadium.

KOSE Signs as Title Sponsor of 2016 Team Challenge Cup


Jan 26th 2016

"We are thrilled to have KOSÉ come on board as title sponsor of this event," said VWSE Executive Vice President Chris Pearlman. "Team Challenge Cup is a truly global event and the signing of KOSÉ as our title sponsor illustrates the importance of this event around the world."

Saint Joseph's Athletics Selects Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment to Manage Corporate Sponsorships


Nov 29th 2015

“We are pleased and honored to partner with VWSE to help us further enhance our corporate support and brand,” said Saint Joseph’s Vice President and Director of Athletics Don DiJulia. “They have been a leader in collegiate sports in many ways for a long time, and we welcome their expertise in helping us to move forward in the next phase of our Strategic Plan.”

SBJ - Team Challenge Cup to crown best on ice


Sep 20th 2015

Set for three weeks after the World Championships, on April 22-24, 2016, organizers are confident of an enthusiastic response from sponsors and advertisers. They have not yet identified any sponsors, but Van Wagner Executive Vice President Chris Pearlman said that demand is high and that the global nature of the property is opening doors to foreign companies that wouldn’t usually sponsor American sports.

US Figure Skating & VWSE Announce Spokane As Host City For Team Challenge Cup


Sep 8th 2015

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment and U.S. Figure Skating are proud to announce the launch of the Team Challenge Cup (#TeamChallengeCup), a biennial, Ryder Cup-style competition taking place April 22-24, 2016 at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, WA.

Siena College Athletics Chooses VWSE to Manage Multimedia Rights


Aug 30th 2015

“This new venture is the next step forward for our athletic program and will significantly enhance our brand on a regional and national level,” said Siena College Vice President and Director of Athletics John D’Argenio. “The team at VWSE has a proven track record and is doing innovative work in the business of college marketing and we look forward to teaming with them for many years to come.”

FIU signs 7-year marketing deal with Van Wagner


Jul 29th 2015

Van Wagner will manage FIU’s local broadcast and digital media and venue signage. It also will be involved in the marketing and promotion of home sports events.

Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment To Exclusively Sell NFL Field Level TV-Visible LED Signage In 2015


Jun 26th 2015

“We are extremely excited about our partnership with NFL UK and look forward to providing our sales expertise. As the industry leader in TV-visible signage, we are proud the NFL has looked to us for this service,” said William Barbera, Executive Vice President, Sales for VWSE.

NFL Partners With Van Wagner To Bring Field-Level LED Ads To Wembley Stadium


Jun 22nd 2015

NFL UK, the NFL's London-based organization, has partnered with Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment (VWSE) to sell in-game, field-level LED signage that will be both visible on-site and for fans watching on television in the UK and the US.

Chris Allphin Named 40 Under 40 By SportsBusiness Journal


Mar 29th 2015

At Van Wagner Sports & Entertainment, Allphin oversees the firm’s team and venue services division. The group consults with teams for naming rights, premium-seat sales and technology at their facilities.

Braves Hire Van Wagner To Help Sell Club Seats At New Ballpark


Mar 9th 2015

The consulting agreement comes five months after Van Wagner helped the Braves sign a 25-year naming-rights deal with team sponsor SunTrust Bank. The deal, announced in September, is valued at more than $10 million annually.

Vikings and Van Wagner Open New Stadium Preview Center Near Construction Site


Feb 23rd 2015

“We believe the new stadium will provide the premier game-day experience in the NFL, and this Preview Center will help bring that into focus for Vikings fans,” said Vikings Vice President of Sales and Marketing & Chief Marketing Officer Steve LaCroix. “We look forward to welcoming fans to this interactive space throughout the next two and a half years before we open the new home for Vikings football in 2016.”

CBS Outdoor buys Van Wagner billboard unit for $690 million


Jul 21st 2014

Van Wagner will keep its blimp business and sports consulting arm, which works with more than 200 professional and U.S. college teams.

CBS Outdoor to Buy 1,100 Billboards From Van Wagner


Jul 20th 2014

Meanwhile, the privately held Van Wagner will now focus more on building its sports and entertainment group, in addition to its blimp and aerial division, Chief Executive Richard Schaps said.