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Pepsi Bottling Ventures Signs on as Official Partner of the Independence

By James Thomas, 04/23/18, 10:30AM EDT


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Charlotte (NC) — Queen City Soccer Club LLC announced today that Pepsi Bottling Ventures has signed as an official team sponsor of the Charlotte Independence thru the 2020 season.

Elements of the partnership include signage, promotions, print, social media, hospitality, fan interaction and concessions. As part of the 3-year deal, Pepsi Bottling Ventures receives category exclusivity for soft drink (Pepsi), Bottled Water (Aquafina) and Sports Drink/Isotonic Beverage (Gatorade).

"We are proud to partner with the Charlotte Independence and contribute to the great experience they provide for fans," said Randy Quirk, Vice President of Food Service at Pepsi Bottling Ventures. "PBV is always looking for new ways to connect with the community and we look forward to being a part of the excitement that the Independence brings to the Charlotte area."

"We are very excited to have Pepsi and Gatorade join the Team. There's so much excitement around soccer in Charlotte right now. Having long-term pillar partners who see the vision are crucial as we grow and take steps towards moving into a revitalized American Legion Memorial Stadium in 2021," said Wade Leaphart, Independence Executive Vice President, Marketing Partnerships. "We're proud to offer great products like Mountain Dew, Aquafina, Pepsi and Gatorade - exclusively available at the games ... and at Jack's House!"


About Pepsi Bottling Ventures

Pepsi Bottling Ventures (PBV) is the largest privately-held bottler for Pepsi-Cola products in North America – manufacturing, selling, and distributing some of the world's most recognized consumer brands. PBV is a privately-held company, operating 20 bottling and distribution facilities, serving consumers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware. Corporate offices are located in Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, please visit

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