Bravo Sports Marketing, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Dave Gallagher and Brook Peterson who at the time had recently graduated from the University of Iowa Graduate College with Master's degrees in Athletic Administration. They began with being commissioned by the Iowa Athletic Department to manage a group ticket sales initiative.  A year later, they expanded to run group sales for Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Northwestern, and Drake Basketball.  In 1996 they added the Hawkeye Village pre-game hospitality program to the ticket offering at the University of Iowa which stills exists today.

With the renovation of Kinnick Stadium in 2004, Bravo once again expanded this time into merchandising beginning with souvenir Kinnick Stadium Bricks.  They partnered with Iowa to offer the first Blackout Saturday in 2004 offering fans black t-shirts to fill Kinnick Stadium.  The Be Bold Wear Bold game was added in 2005, and the Black and Gold Spirit game with alternative black and gold sections throughout the stadium in 2010.  They now carry all sorts of apparel and Hawkeye collectibles which they offer to retailers of Hawkeye products and direct to consumer here on-line.

Bravo Sports now also hosts corporate events all across the Midwest.  We have hosted tailgate events in the following locations:

  • Ames, Iowa
    for Iowa and Iowa State fans
  • Chicago, Illinois @ Soldier Field and Wrigley Stadium
    for Iowa, Chicago Bears, and Cubs fans
  • Chicago, Illinois @ The United Center
    for Chicago Blackhawks fans
  • Kansas City, Kansas @ Arrowhead Stadium
    for Iowa and Kansas City Chiefs fans
  • Evanston @ Northwestern
    for Iowa and Northwestern football fans
  • Lincoln, Nebraska @ Cornhuskers
    for Iowa and Nebraska fans
  • Madison, Wisconsin @ Badgers
    for Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin fans
  • Manhattan, Kansas State Wildcats
    for KSU fans
  • Minneapolis, Minnesota @ Golden Gophers
    for Iowa and Minnesota fans

Bravo has hosted events at bowl sites such as: Alamo Bowl, Capitol One, Insight, Orange, Outback and the National Championship game in Miami, Florida, and The Rose Bowl Game.

Please do not hesitate to CONTACT US online or call us at 319-389-1649 if for any reason you have a question or issue with a product or wish to inquire about corporate events.