ESTERO, Fla. – The Florida Everblades and Fifth Third Bank will continue their multi-year partnership, making Fifth Third Bank the Official Bank of Hertz Arena and the Florida Everblades. The collaboration includes exclusive naming rights to the box office at Hertz Arena, referred to as the "Fifth Third Bank Box Office." Fifth Third Bank also has the naming rights to the Terrace Level at Hertz Arena, known as the "Fifth Third Bank Terrace".
Fans of the Blades will have numerous opportunities to view the partnership with Fifth Third Bank, including signage on the outdoor marquee and primary arena dasher boards along with digital signage in Hertz Arena's Recreational Rinks. In addition, Fifth Third Bank will be the exclusive presenting partner on all Florida Everblades game broadcasts.
"We are thrilled to extend our collaboration with Fifth Third Bank as the Official Bank of Hertz Arena and the ECHL Florida Everblades," spoke Chris Palin, Executive Vice President, and Chief Revenue Officer. "This partnership has been built on shared values of community engagement and a commitment to enhancing the fan experience. With Fifth Third Bank's continued support, we look forward to creating even more memorable moments for our fans and community."
Fifth Third Bank will remain the presenting partner for the Florida Everblades annual Teddy Bear Toss Night with executives from Fifth Third Bank to participate in the Ceremonial Puck Drop on Teddy Bear Toss Night. Group tickets will also be available to Fifth Third Bank on promotional game nights like Military Night and Fan Appreciation Night for team building.
“We are thrilled to continue our partnership as the Official Bank of the Florida Everblades. It demonstrates the Bank’s commitment to South Florida, and will help us continue to connect with fans of the Florida Everblades,” said Stephanie Green, Fifth Third’s South Florida regional president. “This partnership impacts more than sports; together it supports our vibrant community and deepens relationships. We are most excited about the positive impact we will create together to make South Florida a Fifth Third better.”
About Fifth Third
Fifth Third is a bank that’s as long on innovation as it is on history. Since 1858, we’ve been helping individuals, families, businesses and communities grow through smart financial services that improve lives. Our list of firsts is extensive, and it’s one that continues to expand as we explore the intersection of tech-driven innovation, dedicated people and focused community impact. Fifth Third is one of the few U.S.-based banks to have been named among Ethisphere’s World’s Most Ethical Companies® for several years. With a commitment to taking care of our customers, employees, communities and shareholders, our goal is not only to be the nation’s highest performing regional bank, but to be the bank people most value and trust.
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The Everblades will begin the defense of the organization’s back-to-back Kelly Cup Championships on Thursday, October 19 with a road matchup against the Orlando Solar Bears. The 2023-24 home opener is slated for Saturday, October 28 with a 7:00 p.m. puck drop against the Jacksonville Icemen at Hertz Arena. Visit www.floridaeverblades.com to learn more about becoming a Blades 365 member and enjoying incredible savings and benefits.
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