Popular Athletic Signage Trends for the Winter Season

Posted by  Seth Thitoff on 09/28/2018

Just as the fall athletic season is settling in and contenders are separating from pretenders, it is time to start thinking ahead to the winter athletic season. Most fall purchases have been made, and now focus shifts to the winter sports. Don’t miss your opportunity to make an awesome first impression and amplify fan experience.

The best way to create a welcoming first impression and memorable fan experience is to dress up your bare walls and spaces with graphics that provide some visual impact. We’ve gathered a few of the most popular trends we are seeing from our customers’ facilities in preparation for the winter season.

Make a Great First Impression with Boulevard Banners


The parking lot and driveway is every visitor’s first experience at a facility. Take this opportunity to add boulevard banners and brackets to each light pole. Adding boulevard banners helps to create an entrance and to define a campus.

Many customers include school colors and a welcome message on the banners while others use the space to recognize specific championships or accomplishments. Some schools even have seasonal banners that get swapped out depending on the time of the year.

With the purchase of our heavy-duty and weather resistant poles and brackets you can update your look as often as you need without additional hardware costs. Learn about the mount options with the Boulevard Banner Guide.

Professionalize Your Image with a Signing Day Package

Just as boulevard banners can dress up and brand the main entrance, custom media backdrops and table throws can help to dress up the “media” front door. Often, many individual’s introduction to a school is through social media, local news or newspapers talking about player accomplishment or update from the school.


Look great throughout the community and give your events a look just like the pros have. The step and repeat pattern used for most media backdrops are easily recognizable and make any event photo worthy.

Many schools think of college athlete signing days as the primary use for media backdrops. These occur between November and February but there are many other uses. In that same time frame are fall sports awards, holiday tournaments, school plays, choir concerts, and countless other holiday or annual events. The uses for a media backdrop and table throw are endless, and everyone will appreciate the professional look.  

Give Your Gym a Facelift with New Championship Banners

Most fans and visitors during the winter will spend time in your gym. Now is the time to look at your current gym banners and signs to determine if an upgrade is needed. As years pass, banners are displayed with incorrect colors, outdated logos, misspellings, or they just need some general copy updates.


Refreshing your banners can dramatically change the look and feel in a gym at a fraction of the cost to repaint or renovate the space. Most customers go with Add-A-Year Banners that they can easily update each season after championships. We are also producing many custom routed championship signs in the shape of states to recognize state champions or runners-ups.

Give our team a call today and we can talk through your facilities and what options exist to give you a fresh and updated look. Many customers are surprised at how inexpensive dramatic changes can be. We love working on new projects and hope to get you a free proof and quote soon!

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Topics: Facility Graphics, Banners & Flags

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