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Indianapolis-based MainGate Inc. has extended its agreement to manage operations at the NCAA Hall of Champions in the city's downtown. Under the five-year deal, MainGate will continue handling group tours, programs and the gift shop. November 24, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - MainGate, the premier event retail and merchandising company in the country, and the NCAA have agreed to a five-year extension in which MainGate will continue to manage operations at the NCAA Hall of Champions.
Through the agreement, MainGate maintains and manages NCAA Hall of Champions daily operations, including group tours, programs and the NCAA Hall of Champions gift shop.
"We are thrilled to continue this facet of our NCAA relationship," said David Moroknek, President and CEO of MainGate. "The NCAA Hall of Champions is an amazing facility and the NCAA is a fantastic partner. This is a very important strategic relationship for our company."
The NCAA Hall of Champions supports NCAA values as it educates, entertains and creates an emotional connection with intercollegiate athletics for the general public. As a branch of the NCAA, the Hall of Champions offers a family, school and civic friendly environment for the Association, Central Indiana and visitors from around the world. More than 30,000 people visit each year.
"MainGate has done a wonderful job promoting and operating the NCAA Hall of Champions," said Michael King, director of operations for the NCAA. "The Hall of Champions is a symbol of the NCAA's values and mission and it's a key outreach to the community and fans of intercollegiate athletics. MainGate is a valuable resource and we’re glad to continue working with them."
ABOUT MAINGATE INC.
Current MainGate merchandise partners include five NFL teams (Indianapolis Colts, Washington Redskins, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Tennessee Titans), Indiana Pacers, the Circuit of the Americas (United States Grand Prix), United States Bowling Congress, Big Ten Football and Basketball Championships, USGA (U.S. Open), the Kentucky Derby, Susan G. Komen, NCAA, and NHRA, among others. MainGate served as the primary retail partner for the NFL at Super Bowl XLVI, XLVII and XLVIII.
MainGate employs more than 300 full-time and part-time workers, operates 10 retail stores in five states, designs, operates and maintains more than 30 e-commerce sites, and administers retail sales at nearly 200 events across the country each year. MainGate manages NFL game-day operations at Ford Field in Detroit, FedExField in Washington, D.C., Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, TCF Bank Stadium in Minnesota (Minnesota Vikings), and LP Field in Nashville.
For more information regarding MainGate, please visit www.MainGateInc.com.
Source: MainGate Inc.