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Sports Credit Card with Wings in the Bull Pen

A sports credit card is coming next year following a first-of-its-kind partnership between a sports property and an airline. Minor League Baseball is teaming up with Allegiant airlines and Bank of America to issue the new World Mastercard. Minor League Baseball Sports Credit Card

The multiyear national partnership will designate Allegiant as the “Official Airline of Minor League Baseball.” The deal makes sense as both businesses have 126 current overlapping markets.

The Allegiant Minor League Baseball World Mastercard provides cardholders with points for every purchase and no blackout dates for travel. Cardholders will gain rewards specific to their favorite MiLB teams and local communities. Cards will be available in 2019 and will feature unique identities and graphics from the participating teams. Fans can choose their desired team when selecting their cards.

Sports Credit Card Perks

* The current Allegiant World Mastercard issued by Bank of America earns 3 points per $1 on Allegiant purchases (air, hotel, car rental and attractions); 2 points per $1 on qualifying dining purchases; and 1 point per $1 on all other purchases.

* Cardholders can earn 15,000 Bonus Points – equal to $150 off a future Allegiant trip, after making $1,000 or more in purchases within the first 90 days of account opening.

* Buy one, get one free airfare – anytime you use your card to purchase a vacation package from Allegiant with four or more hotel nights or seven or more rental car days on the same itinerary.

No blackout dates, no destination restrictions, and no minimum points redemption.

Earn points that can be redeemed for airfare, hotels and car rentals on allegiant.com.

Complimentary priority boarding and one free beverage every time you fly Allegiant when you show your Allegiant credit card.

The current Allegiant World Mastercard carries a $59 annual fee, and a variable prime-based interest rate between 16.99% and 24.99%.

Sports Credit Card Promotion

Through the Allegiant Airline Network, powered by ISM Connect, participating teams will show customized content and programming on ISM screens, including information about the credit card partnership. As a result, the network will allow Allegiant, MiLB and participating teams to reach a larger, more diverse group of next-generation fans.

More than 25 MiLB ballparks will have active ISM Connect screens at the start of the 2019 season. Allegiant will reach nearly 50 million individuals through this platform, driving engagement and modernizing the game day experience for MiLB fans.

To further reinforce the relationship between the two brands, Allegiant is serving as a Presenting Partner at the 2018 Baseball Winter Meetings, the largest gathering of baseball executives in the country, this week in Las Vegas.

The World Mastercard is gaining popularity, recently teaming with Quicken.