October 11th, 2022
SAN ANTONIO SPURS EXTENDS PARTNERSHIP WITH EVO ENTERTAINMENT GROUP
SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 11, 2022) – The San Antonio Spurs today announced EVO Entertainment Group (EVO) is extending its relationship as the official cinema and entertainment center of the Spurs. Founded and headquartered in Texas, EVO is the nation’s leading and largest operator of cinema-entertainment centers and has been a Spurs partner since 2019. EVO continues to grow and invest in the community and is opening a new location in San Antonio’s South Park in summer 2023.
“We have tremendous respect for EVO as a partner and for how they continue to live up to their values of strengthening their business and our community,” said Katrina Palanca, VP Global Partnerships for Spurs Sports & Entertainment. “EVO has deep roots in the Central and South Texas areas, and we are proud to continue this partnership with them to engage our Spurs fans in new and innovative ways.”
“We are thrilled to extend and expand our partnership with the San Antonio Spurs,” said Marissa Blomstrom, Chief Marketing Officer for EVO Entertainment Group. “Aligning with organizations that are at the forefront of culture is incredibly important to us. We’re fortunate to participate in this 50th anniversary season and support the Hype Squad, which allows us to celebrate this storied team and showcase our EVO venues to Spurs fans in new ways.”
Spurs x EVO Partnership Details
As a part of the partnership, EVO will become the first-ever presenting partner of the Spurs Hype Squad. The Hype Squad, the Spurs co-ed entertainment team, energizes the crowd with on-the-court freestyle shows, high energy routines and interactive fan engagement during home games, in addition to having a strong presence in the community. As the presenting partner, EVO will have logo placement on Hype Squad collateral, such as headbands, wearables and jackets, and they’ll have a presence on Hype Squad’s Instagram account.
In addition, EVO will be integrated into advertising and TV-visible signage throughout the AT&T Center along with in-game promotions and in-arena activations during Spurs home games.
About EVO Entertainment Group
Austin-based EVO Entertainment Group is driving the evolution of entertainment as the nation’s leading and largest operator of cinema-entertainment centers, with a portfolio of brands that includes EVO Entertainment, EVO Cinemas, EVO Live, Elevate Rewards, and ShowBiz Cinemas. The organization creates experiential entertainment destinations that offer a broad slate of activities including films, lanes, games, and attractions like climbing walls, virtual reality, ropes courses, and bumper cars, while serving elevated cuisine from their scratch-kitchens and bars. The company currently employs 1,000+ team members and entertains 8 million+ guests annually across 175 cinema screens, 151 bowling lanes, a 3,000-capacity outdoor music venue, and more than 50,000 square feet of gaming and attractions space. With a relentless focus on an elevated guest experience, EVO has a way to play for all ages.