Gateway Grizzlies vendor village
Operated By The Shoppers Market
Gateway Grizzlies Vendor Village
GCS Credit Union Ballpark, 2301 Grizzlie Bear Blvd Sauget, IL 62206
Select Home Games
Available Game Dates
Tuesday, May 16th vs. Schaumburg – Opening Day
Wednesday, May 17th vs. Schaumburg – Waterloo Community Night
Friday, May 19th vs. Ottawa – Fireworks
Saturday, May 20th vs. Ottawa – Bark in the Park
Sunday, May 21st vs. Ottawa – American Heart Association*
Friday, May 26th vs. Joliet
Saturday, May 27th vs. Joliet – Jurassic Ballpark
Wednesday, June 7th vs. Empire State – Belleville Community Night
Friday, June 9th vs. Tri City – Faith and Family Night
Saturday, June 10th vs. Tri City – Fireworks*
Sunday, June 11th vs. Tri City – Izzy’s Birthday Bash
Thursday, June 15th vs. New Jersey – Pride Night
Friday, June 23rd vs. Washington – Siteman Cancer Night
Saturday, June 24th vs. Washington – Superhero Night
Sunday, June 25th vs. Washington – Collinsville Community Night
Friday, June 30th vs. Trois – First Responders Night
Saturday, July 1st vs. Trois – Stan Musial Night*
Sunday, July 2nd vs. Trois – Play 9 Night
Monday, July 3rd vs. Florence – Fireworks*
Tuesday, July 4th vs. Florence – Fireworks*
Friday, July 14th vs. Empire State – Girl Scout Night*
Saturday, July 15th vs. Empire State – Boy Scout Night*
Sunday, July 16th vs. Empire State – United Way Night*
Wednesday, July 26th vs. Windy City – Edwardsville Community Night
Friday, July 28th vs. Quebec – Touch a Truck Night
Saturday, July 29th vs. Quebec – Margaritaville Night
Thursday, August 10th vs. Florence – Browns Night*
Friday, August 11th vs. Florence – Crazy Game Show Night
Saturday, August 12th vs. Florence -Star Wars / Scout Sleepover*
Wednesday, August 22nd vs. Windy City – Clinton County Community Night
Thursday, August 23rd vs. Windy City – O’fallon Community Night
Tuesday, August 29th vs. Evansville – Fairview Heights Community Night
Friday, Sept 1st vs. Lake Erie – Military Appreciation Night*
Sunday, Sept 3rd vs. Lake Erie – Greatest Night in Baseball*
Only 20 vendor spots are available for each game.
Thursday, Friday Saturday Games
4:00pm Setup Time
5:30pm Vendor Village Opens
6:45pm Game Starts
9:00pm Approximate Game Ending Time
3:00pm Setup Time
4:30pm Vendor Village Opens
5:45pm Game Starts
8:00pm Approximate Game Ending Time
This is an OUTDOOR event. Vendors will be setup on the concourse on the inside of the stadium.
Event Quick Facts
FOOD & BEVERAGE VENDORS ARE NOT ALLOWED
- This event is organized and hosted by the Gateway Grizzlies professional baseball team. The Vendor Village area is produced and managed by our Shoppers Market.
- We do not require any licenses or permits for vendors to participate.
- Each vendor shall recieve a 10×10 space and are to provide their own tables and chairs. Each vendor is permitted a maximum of two six foot tables and two chairs. Vendors are permitted to bring additional display racks as long as they fit within their alloted space. Vendors shall also provide 90×132 table covers for their tables.
- No tents are allowed inside the venue.
- Vendors are allowed to share a space with another vendor. However, only one vendor will be listed on the site per registration. If sharing a booth with another vendor, all they will need to do is arrive at the event and check in under the initial registrant’s name.
- Direct sales companies can participate. We only allow one representative per company to participate.
- Payment is due at the time of registration. No refunds will be issued.
- Setup will take place 1.5 hours prior to stadium gates opening each game. Stadium gates open to the public one hour prior to game time. These hours are set by the venue and we cannot make exceptions for setup prior to the listed times. Vendor locations are assigned by the venue and are outside of our control.
- Upon registering, you will receive a Vendor Welcome Email. Before the event, you will receive an email with setup and tear-down instructions.
- All vendors are expected to promote the game they are attending on their social media channels.
- Should you have additional questions please email email@example.com. Make sure to reference the event and location you are inquiring about in your email.
- All tables, display racks, display shelves, display bins, grid walls, etc. must fit within your allotted 10×10 space.
- We are leasing a 10×10 space for each vendor at the event. We cannot guarantee any specific traffic numbers or sales as this is outside of our control.
All vendors are expected to keep their vendor setup neat and professional at all times.
- Electricity access is extremely limited. All requests for electricity must be made in advance and are subject to availability. Access to electricity is NOT guaranteed.
VENDORS ARE ALLOWED TO SHARE SPACES.
Single Game Vendor Package-$300 ($350 after 6/5/23)
- Includes 10×10 space on the concourse. Vendors are responsible for providing their own six foot tables (maximum of two) and chairs (maximum of two). In addition, vendors must provide their own 90×132 table covers for their tables.
- Two tickets to the game. Discount code provided for additional tickets.
- Free Parking
- Vendor recognition on the scoreboard during the game.
- Vendor recognition over the public address system during the game.
- Daily promotion of your business on The Shoppers Market Facebook page every day up until the event.
**Each Game Is A Seperate Registration**
Why Choose Our Market?
Our vendor opportunities team up with local community events to provide sales and marketing opportunities to small and medium-sized businesses. These local events already have built in traffic. Participating in these events not only gives you a chance to grow your business but also support the community at the same time.
Tips To Be a Successful Vendor
- Be approachable and engage with shoppers as they walk by or approach your booth. Vendors who greet shoppers as they walk by tend to be more successful.
- Offer a giveaway item or have an enter-to-win prize giveaway. This is a great way to increase traffic to your booth and get leads at the same time.
- Price your products accordingly. Make sure your prices are visible and marked accordingly. Do your homework on the latest trends and what shoppers are looking for.
- Offer sales or buy one get one specials. Shoppers love deals, especially event shoppers. Offering sale specials or special offers on the day of the market is a great way to get traffic to your booth and increase revenue.
- Have business cards or other marketing materials to give away to shoppers who approach your booth. While a shopper may not make an immediate purchase at your booth, they may be interested in placing an order at a later date or know someone who could benefit from your products or services. Make it easy for them to be able to reach you via phone, website, or email.
- Please double-check your email address, full name, and business name when you are registering so that we can successfully contact you, as well as correctly promote your business.
- Be sure to check your spam folder if you believe you aren’t receiving our email communications.
- Services are welcome to register.
- Setup will begin 1.5 hours before the start of the event each day.
- We do not guarantee or make any promises regarding vendor sales or event traffic. Sales vary by vendor product and shopper demand. The more a vendor engages with shoppers, the better a vendor tends to do results-wise.
- Your booth space must be kept neat and tidy at all times. No storage bins, wagons, carts, dollies, boxes, or excess inventory can be seen in open sight by shoppers. These items must be completely under your table or transported back to your vehicle before the start of the market.
- Vendors must be set up and in place 15 minutes before the event opening. Vendors who are not set up and in place 15 minutes before the event opening will not be able to participate and no refund will be given.
- Registration refunds are not issued for any reason. All payments are final. Should a vendor be unable to attend the market, credit for a future event will be given if the vendor notifies us a minimum of 48 hours before the event. Any notification less than 48 hours or failure to attend the event without notice will result in forfeiture of the vendor registration fee and no credit will be issued. All registration fees are non-refundable unless the event promoter cancels the event without a rescheduled date.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you promote the Vendor Village?
The event is posted on the team’s website and posted on the team’s social media channels (channels vary by the team). In addition, the team runs other advertising campaigns to promote their games and sell tickets to members of the community.
How much in sales can I expect?
Sales vary by vendor and product sold. We are not responsible for or guarantee any specific sales revenue. It’s all about the shopper’s interest in a vendor’s product.
How much traffic do you expect?
Event traffic numbers vary by day and we do not guarantee any specific traffic numbers.
Are animals allowed?
The venue does not allow any animals with the exception of service animals.
Rates, Requirements, and Regulations
- The event will take place on the date, time, and location listed above. Set up begins 1.5 hours prior to show start with cleanup beginning at show conclusion.
- Submission of this application is a commitment to attend and exhibit at the event. The vendor agrees to submit payment upon receipt of the invoice and agrees to read and be responsible to comply with all the rules and regulations in this contract.
- Exhibitors are solely responsible for the payment of sales tax and for maintaining product liability.
- CKM Group, Inc. retains the right to refuse rental space to any exhibitor and may restrict products sold or ask for the removal of objects or merchandise for any reason at any time. No religious or political solicitation is permitted. Vendor may not assign his/her contract for exhibit space or permit any other person to use part of such space.
- Merchandise must be arranged in a neat and attractive display. Exhibitors are expected to conduct themselves in a professional and courteous manner and may not interfere with other exhibitors. Items must stay within the assigned space and may not extend into the aisles or other exhibitors’ spaces. Failure to comply may result in removal from the event and exhibitors may be banned from future events. Exhibitors must be set up and present at tables for the full length of the show. The breakdown will begin at the conclusion of the event. Exhibitor agrees to remove all trash and debris belonging to them upon vacating their space. Exhibitors will be held liable should an accident occur within the exhibitor’s space or caused by the exhibitor’s display or debris left by the exhibitor.
- The sale of knives, box cutters, unlicensed, counterfeit products (no “knock-off” or bootleg items), gel candles, spray foam, fake cigarettes, streamers, sparklers, fireworks, bomb bags, stink bombs, snappers, hoverboards, self-balancing boards, drones, electronic cigarettes, marijuana, pornographic material, firearms, weapons, ammunition, self-defense products, explosives, fire-fighting equipment, motorized scooters or wheelchairs, homemade furniture, security systems, bean bag chairs, operating parts of automobiles, motorcycles, motorized bicycles or boats, adult toys, prescription or cosmetic lenses or prescription footwear, smoke and/or odorous items flammables or any item deemed illegal under the law is strictly prohibited. The sale of cigarette lighters to minor children (under the age of eighteen) is strictly prohibited. The exhibitor agrees not to sell food, beverages, or anything edible without advance approval by the Shoppers Market. No alcohol, liquor, beer, or wine allowed. The sale of any counterfeit products or products bearing counterfeit imitations or colorable trademarks or other false descriptions or designations of origin or any other items that are illegal to sell in the state is not allowed.
- CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers, the venue/host organization, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees shall not be liable for venue/host organization damage, personal injury or damages of any nature suffered by any person (including attendees while within the exhibitor’s space or accidents caused by the exhibitor) or Exhibitor, its agents or employees, which may occur on or about any part of the subject premises, regardless of how such injury or damage may have occurred. The aforementioned parties are not liable and may not be held responsible for any loss before, during, or after the show. In addition, these groups are not responsible for any merchandise left unattended for any reason at any time and are not responsible for any theft or loss at any time. Exhibitor waives any claim against CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers and the venue/host organization, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees and assumes all liability for loss or damage to Exhibitor’s venue/host organization entrusted to the premises. Exhibitor shall hold harmless and indemnify CKM Group Inc., our Shoppers Market, its workers and the venue/host organization, its Managing Agent, and their respective officers, directors, shareholders, members, partners, parents, subsidiaries, related and affiliated entities, agents, servants, and employees against all liability or expenses arising out of any claim of injury or damage to any person or venue/host organization, together with all cost in connection with the defense thereto, including attorney fees. The above mentioned parties will not be held responsible for the fulfillment of this contract for any reason within or beyond their control or if the show is canceled for any reason. No refunds or credits will be issued if the vendor cancels for any reason. CKM Group Inc. and/or the venue/host organization management company reserve the right to reschedule market events with written notice provided to vendors. Should vendors be unable to attend the new scheduled event date, the vendor shall be issued a credit for a future event. As stated above, all event registration fees are nonrefundable unless the event is canceled by CKM Group Inc or the venue/host organization management company without any future events scheduled. Should the event be canceled or rescheduled due to inclement weather conditions, vendor shall be issued a credit for a future event valid for one calendar year from date of cancelation. The above-mentioned parties will not be liable for the fulfillment of this contract if the show is canceled for weather conditions or canceled due to the threat of unsafe conditions, authority of the law, strikes or Act of God. The above-mentioned parties will not be liable for damages, loss or injury for any reason within or beyond their control. Insurance for such loss, damages or injury shall be the sole responsibility for each exhibitor at their own cost. CKM Group Inc. and our Shoppers Market reserves the sole right to revoke the agreement granted within this application for any reason whatsoever and at any time by refunding the fee paid by the Exhibitor. CKM Group Inc. and our Shoppers Market will not be liable for lost revenue or any other liability whatsoever beyond the fee paid by the Exhibitor as a result of enforcing this provision.
- All registration fees are non-refundable and by submitting your registration you agree that you have read and agree to all of the above terms and conditions.
- By submitting your registration you agree that we are leasing you a 10×10 space and that event organizers do not guarantee any specific attendance numbers or sales.
Instructions to Register
- Click the package you want
- Click Add to Cart
- Click View Cart
- Click Proceed to Checkout
- Complete the form
- From here, you will be able to pay with PayPal or a Debit/Credit Card
CLICK YOUR PACKAGE BELOW TO REGISTER
**Each Game Is A Seperate Registration**
Photos below are photos from previous events. Event layouts may vary by location and vendor locations are at the discretion of the venue.
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All vendor registration fees are final and nonrefundable. We do not guarantee sales for vendors. All transactions are between vendors and customers. The Shoppers Market shall not be held liable for any issues or transactions between vendors and customers.