CITGO Sign in Corpus Christi, Texas to be Unveiled at Hooks Game
Apr 27, 2007
CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Corpus Christi Hooks have erected a 50-foot high neon sign just inside the Whataburger Field compound near Kieschnick’s Korner in right field. The sign is double-sided and its face measures 18 feet by 18 feet. Workers completed installation earlier this week and the sign will be lighted before Saturday’s game against the Frisco Roughriders at 7:05 p.m.
“Ryan-Sanders Baseball and the Corpus Christi Hooks are excited about extending our partnership with CITGO,” Hooks CEO and founder Reid Ryan said. “CITGO has become synonymous with
“CITGO’s commitment to the community is unparalleled,” Ryan added. “This arrangement makes sense in many ways, not the least of which is CITGO’s unwavering support of education and youth- and family-based programs in the Coastal Bend.”
CITGO Corpus Christi Refinery Vice President Eduardo Assef noted that the new sign will be a visible symbol of CITGO’s involvement with the community. “By erecting this sign, CITGO is showing its support not just for our hometown baseball team but for the whole city and region,” he explained.
full-time contractors. The company gives about $750,000 annually to 150 non-profit agencies. CITGO has an employee and total contractor payroll of $115 million and the multiplier impact of that payroll and additional jobs is estimated to be $650 million. The CITGO facility purchases around $120 million annually in goods and services, plus $40 million in utilities. With property-related taxes of $15 million, the total economic impact is estimated well over $800 million.
Said Hooks president J.J. Gottsch: “This partnership enables us to provide affordable family entertainment throughout the season. It enhances all areas of our operation, from the Nolan Ryan figurine giveaways to having some of our games televised. Our parent club, the Houston Astros, has long enjoyed a great partnership with CITGO.”
The most famous CITGO sign sits in
CITGO is also associated with the Baseball Hall of Fame in
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