If you are into Baseball Memorabilia and Apparel then owning a Cooperstown Connection franchise is a unique opportunity for anyone to buy into this great American hobby. With an emphasis on authentic MLB apparel such as authentic jerseys, MLB player name and number shirts, authentic MLB caps plus guaranteed 100% authentic player signed memorabilia such as autographed baseballs, photos, game used apparel and equipment owning a Cooperstown Connection store can be the ultimate collectors dream. Weather you are looking for that hard to find player jersey or is even harder to find autographed baseball we have what you are looking for.
We carry a comprehensive line of sports apparel, novelties and collectables. We carry only officially licensed and/or certified merchandise.
Cooperstown Connection at a glance
- Franchise Fee - $29,000.00
- Total Initial Investment - $113,000 to $270,000.00
- Royalty – 6%
- Protected Territory – Yes
- Square Footage – 2,000 to 5,000
- Training – 2 weeks in Cooperstown or Syracuse, NY
- Multi-Unit opportunities are available for qualified candidates.
Starting a Cooperstown Connection Franchise is a 5 step process:
- Contact us for a brief overview and to receive our request for information.
- Receive and review our Uniform Franchise Disclosure.
- Schedule an in person Discovery Day.
- We make a mutual decision whether or not to proceed.
- Sign agreement and pay initial franchise fee to secure your territory.
We begin working together to find your location.
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long has Cooperstown Connection been in business?
Our original location opened in 1995 under the name Seventh Inning Stretch just down the street from the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY
What product does Cooperstown Connection carry?
We carry a comprehensive line of sports apparel, novelties and collectable. We carry only officially licensed and/or certified merchandise.
Do I have a say in the product mix?
Yes, you will have the ability to adjust the product mix based on the popularity of different teams and sports in your market within our guidelines.
Do I need retail experience?
No you do not. If you have a passion for sports and are willing to learn, our comprehensive training program will teach you everything you need to know.
Will I receive a protected territory?
Yes, you will receive a protected territory base on the demographics of your market.
How do I find a location?
We will work closely with a Commercial Real Estate Agent in your Territory to help you identify a location. Typically, we locate in mall, strip centers or other high traffic locations.
What size location do I need?
Generally, between 2,000 and 5,000 square feet.
Is financing available?
We work with a number of third party lenders that may be able to provide you financing.