The Naturals finalized a new ten year partnership with the Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company this week. The newly inked deal includes a non-alcoholic exclusive beverage agreement for pouring and advertising rights at Arvest Ballpark.
"We are pleased to enter into this long-term partnership with Coca-Cola," said Naturals General Manager, Eric Edelstein. "We look forward to fans enjoying the great products Coca-Cola offers when the Naturals return to Arvest Ballpark on April 4."
Based out of Oklahoma City, Okla., Great Plains Coca-Cola brings a regional partnership to the Arvest Ballpark with an extensive line of brands. In addition to brand stalwarts, Coca-Cola and Diet Coke, the following products will be available at Arvest Ballpark beginning this spring: Sprite, Coke Zero, Barq's Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, Diet Dr. Pepper, PowerAde, PowerAde Zero, Fuze Lemon Ice Tea, Dasani Water and Minute Maid Juice as well as other brands in the Coca Cola portfolio.
"The Northwest Arkansas Naturals provide an opportunity for up and coming baseball talent and are an active force in the local community of Northwest Arkansas " said Don Bischoff, Chief Operating Officer of Great Plains Coca-Cola Bottling Company. "At Coca-Cola, we share a passion for giving back to the local community and are proud to partner with the Naturals and support Minor League Baseball."
About The Coca-Cola Company: The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is the world's largest beverage company, refreshing consumers with more than 500 sparkling and still brands. Led by Coca-Cola, the world's most valuable brand, our Company's portfolio features 15 billion-dollar brands including Diet Coke, Fanta, Sprite, Coca-Cola Zero, vitaminwater, Powerade, Minute Maid, Simply, Georgia and Del Valle. Globally, we are the No. 1 provider of sparkling beverages, ready-to-drink coffees, and juices and juice drinks. Through the world's largest beverage distribution system, consumers in more than 200 countries enjoy our beverages at a rate of 1.8 billion servings a day. With an enduring commitment to building sustainable communities, our Company is focused on initiatives that reduce our environmental footprint, support active, healthy living, create a safe, inclusive work environment for our associates, and enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate. Together with our bottling partners, we rank among the world's top 10 private employers with more than 700,000 system associates. For more information, visit Coca-Cola Journey at www.coca-colacompany.com, follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CocaColaCo or check out our blog, Coca-Cola Unbottled, at www.coca-colablog.com.
The Northwest Arkansas Naturals are the Double-A Texas League affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and play at state-of-the-art Arvest Ballpark, located in Springdale. Visit our website, nwanaturals.com, for information on season tickets and ticket plans. You can purchase season tickets and group outings with the Naturals by calling (479) 927-4900. There are only 57 DAYS REMAINING until Opening Day!
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