As Indy Eleven prepares to break ground on its impending Eleven Park project and new transformational riverfront development in downtown Indianapolis, the organization announced today its partnership with Playfly Premier Partnerships as its commercial strategy and sales representative. The Playfly Premier team will get to work immediately on providing consult and selling marquee assets surrounding the mixed-used development of Eleven Park.
“Eleven Park will be a world-class development that raises the profile of our club and draws interest from premier brands attracted to the project’s global reach and connection to the world’s most popular sport,” said Indy Eleven President & CEO Greg Stremlaw. “Playfly Premier Partnerships’ expertise in the brand partnerships space meets these world-class expectations. We are thrilled to welcome Playfly into the Indy Eleven family and look forward to working together on the exciting progress surrounding this transformative project in the coming years.”
The $1 billion-plus Eleven Park project is set to break ground in May of 2023 with an anticipated completion date in 2025. Playfly Premier’s multi-asset sales points will include overall naming rights, plaza and gate entryway entitlements, Indy Eleven kit sponsorships, in-stadium premium hospitality, clubs, terraces, and more. The completed development is set to feature a 20,000-seat multipurpose stadium, more than 600 apartments, 205,000 square feet of office space, more than 197,000 square feet of retail space and restaurants, a hotel, public plazas with green spaces, and public parking all in the heart of downtown Indianapolis adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium.
“Indianapolis has always been a destination for sports of all levels and the addition of a transformative development like Eleven Park will only further solidify the city as a true sports mecca for fans,” said Ryan Smith, Senior Vice President at Playfly Premier Partnerships. “Our team is thrilled to support Indy Eleven in bringing Eleven Park to life through strategic brand partnerships that will reflect the culture, history and sports passions of the Indianapolis community.”
Last weekend, Indy Eleven’s men’s team kicked off its tenth season of play, and its sixth in the USL Championship, a 24-team professional league based across the United States. Last year Indy Eleven successfully launched its first foray into the women’s game by fielding one of the premier squads in the USL W League, a pre-professional league set to take the field in 65 markets in 2023. Indy Eleven has also been a standard bearer in USL Academy play since its launch in 2021, with championships earned at the U-19 Boys level in league and cup competitions over the last 18 months.
Indy Eleven’s men’s and women’s professional teams will call Eleven Park home beginning in 2025. The multipurpose venue will also be set to host numerous other events including field sports matches and tournaments (including but not limited to soccer, football, lacrosse, and field hockey), concerts, community gatherings, and more. To learn more about the transformative “live, work, and play” neighborhood development set to forever change downtown Indianapolis, visit elevenpark.com and follow the @ElevenParkIndy channels on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Brands and organizations interested in getting involved with Eleven Park can connect with the Playfly Premier team by contacting Price Johnson at email@example.com.
About Indy Eleven Professional Soccer
Since its launch in 2013, Indy Eleven’s dedication to its club and community has been driven by empowering a culture of excellence through its players and staff, staying true to its aim of fielding teams that represent the State of Indiana proudly on and off the field. The 2023 season will the 10th year playing men’s professional soccer and the team is currently playing in the United Soccer League (USL) Championship, a 24-team professional soccer league based across the United States. In May 2022, Indy Eleven’s franchise in the USL W League began play in the new women’s league ad captured the Great Lakes Division title. Indy Eleven launched a youth development program that has grown to over 15,000 children via affiliated youth clubs across Indiana. They also have led the way in USL Academy youth play, led by its Boys U-19 Squad that won the inaugural 2021 USL Academy League national championship and the 2022 USL Academy Cup Learn more at indyeleven.com.
About Playfly Sports
Fan Focused, Data Driven. Playfly Sports is the emerging leader in sports marketing, media and technology. By connecting more than 2,000 brand partners with approximately 83% of all U.S. sports fans, Playfly Sports delivers scalable, data-oriented marketing and media solutions. Playfly Sports operates at local, regional and national levels with a growing portfolio of multi-faceted, fan-focused divisions. Capabilities include exclusive MMR management, media and sponsorship activation, valuation, consulting, and development, custom advertising creative and digital content production, all along with new revenue-driving platforms and technologies.
Founded in September of 2020, Playfly Sports has made an immediate impact on the sports industry. The company is now home to more than 700 team members located across 31 U.S. states dedicated to maximizing the impact of highly passionate local sports fans. Playfly Sports: Fan Focused, Data Driven. Follow Playfly Sports on social media @PlayflySports or visit www.playfly.com.