Dragon Seats Announces Partnership with University of Iowa Baseball Program; Hawkeyes are First to Install Custom, Heated Benches in Dugout

Leading Heated and Cooling Sports Bench Provider Brings the #1 Bench in Sports to America’s Pastime

IOWA CITY, Iowa--()--Bourne Creations Inc., dba “Dragon Seats™”, the manufacturer and provider of patented heated and cooling sports benches to 19 NFL Member Clubs, 41 Division I college programs, 2 XFL franchises, and NHL Winter Classics has officially installed its first set of heated sports benches for the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s baseball program within the home dugout at Duane Banks Field. The fully customized set of Dragon Seats™ heated seats includes three 12-foot sports benches and one six-foot sports bench, which will provide a continuous, temperature-controlled heated surface to keep players and coaches warm in the dugout.

Dragon Seats’™ heated and portable sports benches are trusted by athletes across the country who play in both extremely cold and hot scenarios. During the first half of the Iowa baseball season, many games are played in below-freezing or near-freezing temperatures. Dragon Seats’™ ergonomically designed heated sports benches provide a comfortable, heated surface to rest on, even in the most extreme conditions. With baseball, starters may sit for upwards of 10-15 minutes at a time before retaking the diamond or batter’s box, so staying warm and loose is imperative to stave off muscle tightness and prevent muscle injuries.

“The new year is off to an incredible start for Dragon Seats and we couldn’t be happier to bring our player benches into a new sport at a top-tier baseball program that Coach Heller is building. The custom installation in the dugout is a major step forward for us,” said New York City-based Franklin Floyd, chief operating officer at Dragon Seats™. “We’re confident that our sports benches will help reduce the risk of muscle injury, and keep the Hawkeye student-athletes loose and ready to play even in the coldest conditions.”

Led by Coach Rick Heller, the Iowa Hawkeyes men’s baseball team has grown into a perennial Big Ten Conference and NCAA championship contender. Much of the success can be attributed to Heller’s efforts to inject new life into the Iowa baseball program and provide a holistic and exciting atmosphere for the team. This includes using best-in-class equipment that can help improve player safety, performance, and comfort.

“One area of focus is on providing the team with the best and highest-quality equipment so our players can be confident when they step into the batter's box or onto the field. Given the conditions we play in, Dragon Seats’ benches will play a critical role in giving our athletes that edge,” Coach Heller said.

To learn more about Dragon Seats™ and their patented heating and cooling technology please click here. Dragon Seats™ can also be found on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram.

About Dragon Seats™

Based in Cleveland, Ohio, and with satellite offices in New York City and south Florida, Bourne Creation Inc. dba “Dragon Seats™” started as the heated sideline bench provider for the Cleveland Browns in 2005 and now has a 15-year track record providing safety, performance, and comfort to athletes across the NFL, NCAA, XFL, and NHL. The company’s patented heated and cooling portable sports bench technology has helped it become the #1 bench in sports. Dragon Seats™ sports benches can be found on the sidelines of 19 NFL Member Clubs, 41 NCAA Division I football programs, 2 XFL Clubs, NHL Winter Classics, hospitality spaces, and most recently in baseball dugouts. In total Dragon Seats™ provides over 400 portable heated and cooling benches in 75 locations across the United States at all levels of competition. To learn more visit www.dragonseats.com.

Contacts

Dragon Seats™
Franklin Floyd, COO
Phone: 216.286.5042
Email: press@dragonseats.com

Iowa Hawkeyes
Name: Rick Heller, Head Baseball Coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes
Phone: 319-335-9259
Email: rick-heller@iowabaseball.com

Release Summary

Dragon Seats announces partnership with the University of Iowa baseball program, installs first set of heated sports benches in a baseball dugout

Contacts

Dragon Seats™
Franklin Floyd, COO
Phone: 216.286.5042
Email: press@dragonseats.com

Iowa Hawkeyes
Name: Rick Heller, Head Baseball Coach for the Iowa Hawkeyes
Phone: 319-335-9259
Email: rick-heller@iowabaseball.com