Airline to feature new section and promotions during home games
CALGARY, April 9, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it has inked a new major-league deal with the Toronto Blue Jays, ensuring the blue and teal remain part of Canada's team through the 2019 baseball season.
Partners since 2012, WestJet and the Toronto Blue Jays will feature a newly-branded fan area called the "WestJet Flight Deck" located directly under the main video board in centrefield at Rogers Centre. As in prior seasons, the standing-room-only area will be open to all Blue Jays ticket holders who want to see the game from a different vantage point, on a first-come, first-served basis.
"As the only professional Major League Baseball team in the country, the Toronto Blue Jays have had a special place in the hearts of Canadians for nearly 40 years," said Corey Evans, WestJet Manager, Sponsorship, Community Investment and Experiential Marketing. "Renewing our partnership with the Blue Jays allows us to take our guests and baseball fans to a new level - the WestJet Flight Deck, where they'll get a bird's-eye view of the action from one of the most unique areas at Rogers Centre."
The five-year deal also includes an in-game feature entitled the "WestJet Plus Suite" upgrade, where groups of between four and eight spectators will be upgraded from the WestJet Flight Deck to a luxury suite to watch the game and enjoy free food and beverages. Lucky winners of this upgrade will also have the chance to sit in actual WestJet Plus airline seats in the suite.
Members of WestJet Rewards and Blue Jays fans from across the country will also be able to participate in a WestJet-sponsored national contest. More details regarding the contest will be provided during the season. For more information on how to become a WestJet Rewards member, please visit westjet.com.
"The Blue Jays are proud to announce our renewed partnership with industry leader WestJet Airlines," said Blue Jays Vice-President of Corporate Partnerships, Mark Ditmars. "Together, we will engage passionate Blue Jays fans and WestJet guests in a unique way at Rogers Centre and across Canada."
The Toronto Blue Jays return to Toronto to kick off the 2015 home schedule with a four-game homestand against the Tampa Bay Rays April 13-16. Visit Bluejays.com for ticket information.
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