UNO MAVERICKS HOCKEY HOME OPENER FRIDAY TO DEBUT FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND FAN FEATURE…THE TACO CANNON!
OMAHA, Neb. – Voodoo Taco is celebrating its new partnership with University of Nebraska Omaha Athletics with a bang as the popular local eatery unveils its highly anticipated taco cannon at the first men’s hockey game of the 2015-16 season at Baxter Arena.
The Mavericks will face Air Force at 7:07 p.m. in the University’s brand-new facility and new home of UNO hockey, basketball and volleyball. Voodoo Taco, a new corporate partner investing in a two-year commitment to support UNO Athletics, will showcase its branded taco cannon at various intervals and between periods at all hockey games throughout the season. Additionally, it will be used at select men’s basketball games.
“The Mavericks had a stellar season last year, and we’re excited to be a part of the fan base, the atmosphere and campus community as it all kicks off Friday night with the first puck dropping at Baxter Arena,” said Voodoo Taco Owner Eric Newton. “The students and overall campus community are important to our business, and we wanted to intentionally back UNO’s athletic programs and their student-athletes. The taco cannon will no doubt be a lot of fun for fans.”
This inaugural partnership between UNO Athletics and Voodoo Taco was brokered by Omaha Sports Properties, a property of collegiate marketer Learfield Sports and the Mavericks’ exclusive multimedia rights holder.
“We felt like this would be a unique way for Voodoo Taco to engage UNO fans and do something a little different during hockey and basketball games,” said Omaha Sports Properties General Manager John Skolaski. “We enjoy working with local, regional and national brands looking to align with UNO Athletics and creating those memorable and valuable opportunities for exposure. We’re certainly looking forward to the home opener on Friday, as is the entire community.”
Voodoo Taco has three locations in the greater Omaha area. Additional details about their menu, operating hours and locations can be found at www.voodootaco.com.
In addition to UNO, Learfield Sports manages the multimedia rights and sponsorships for nearly 120 collegiate institutions and associations. The company also titles the prestigious Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup and represents collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas for their respective multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives. Learfield offers these partners with professional concessions and ticket sales, licensing and trademark consulting, digital platform expertise and venue and technology systems through its owned companies. To learn more about its history, businesses and job opportunities, visit www.learfieldsports.com.