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Breakaway Banners

Custom Sizes - Durable - Reusable - Ships Next Day
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What Are Breakaway Banners?


Breakaway Banners are custom printed banners with Velcro down the middle to attach two banner pieces to make one cohesive image. With poles on either side they are most commonly used at youth, high school, and college football games. Parents or cheer team members hold the poles on either side while the Velcro strip allows the team to run or break through the banner as they run onto the field.

The banners are made from a durable 13 oz. vinyl making it the perfect choice for football game entrances. Breakaway banners are 100% customizable, reusable, and durable enough to last multiple seasons while still giving you the custom look you need.

Standard & Custom Sizes Available

We offer our breakaway banners in any custom size so you can get exactly the banner you need. Banners can be ordered in any custom size between 2’H x 6’W & 10’H x 15’W.

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Breakaway Banner Features

Pole Pockets

Each break through banner comes with two sewn pole pockets, one on either end of the banner. These hemmed pockets are a strong but simple way to set up and hold your banner during use.


Breakaway banners are meant to be run through and are durable enough to withstand repeated entrances of a football team. Our 13 oz. vinyl is the perfect material for games regardless of the weather conditions.


With Velcro patches down the middle of your banner weekly use over a number of years it as easy as it gets. In between games or seasons the banners are easily cleaned and stored to be used for future seasons.

Additional Specs

  • Weight:

    0.083 lbs. per square foot

  • Thickness:

    13 oz. vinyl

  • Uses:

    Football games, basketball games, other sporting events, college & high school activities.

  • Print Method:

    Digitally printed UV ink

  • Estimated Lifespan:

    3+ years with proper use, care, and storage.

  • Common Sizes (WxH):

    12'x4', 10'x6', 12'x8', 14'x10


To set up your breakaway banner begin by laying the two banner pieces flat on the ground. Avoid any abrasive surface like concrete or asphalt when doing so. Attach the two banner pieces together with the corresponding velcro strips that run down the middle of each banner piece.

Assemble the poles using the push buttons and connecting the female and male ends of the poles.

Once the Velcro is attached, slide the assembled, compatible poles (optional purchase if poles are needed) into the pole pockets on each end of the banner.

Finally, stand the banner upright. Doing so typically requires multiple people depending on the size of the banner. To prevent the banner from sagging in the top center, pull the very top of each pole towards the outside of the banner to increase tautness.

Once the graphic is pulled tight you’ll be ready for a football team to run through the banner and begin their game!



To clean your banner simply wipe it down with a non-abrasive cloth dampened in a mixture of warm water and dish soap. Let the banner air dry. When storing the banner be sure to roll it up to prevent permanent creases from occurring. Avoid contact with sharp objects or placing anything on top of the banner. Make sure to store it in a cool, dry environment away from sunlight and weather exposure.


If you don’t already have poles (should be diameter of 1” or less) to use with your breakaway banner you’ll need a set of compatible poles to slide into the sewn pole pockets on either end of the banner. We offer compatible aluminum poles as optional accessories for your banner. We recommend our aluminum poles due to their lightweight yet durable nature. These poles are easily connected together via a push button and locking mechanism. Each pole section is approximately 36” long. We recommend ordering enough poles to have at least 1’ of extra pole length than the height of your banner so it can be held off the ground if desired.

Fast Production

Next Day Production

Order by 9PM EST and we’ll have your breakaway banner completed and shipped the next business day.

100% Customizable

Colors and design specific to your team or logo.

100% Satisfaction

We guarantee you'll love your custom breakaway banner. If you don't, we'll be sure to make it right.
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ALL AROUND AWESOME September 17, 2023 by Robin Brumley ( TX )
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Worth it!!! August 4, 2023 by Krystle
“Great price and great value! I shopped around locally and the price was over triple the amount. The poles are a little longer than I would have liked, but it’s an easy fix that my husband can do himself.”
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Breakaway Banner September 12, 2022 by Guest
“Fast, great quality!”
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September 2, 2022 by Guest
“Great price and turnaround. Very pleased”
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Super fast & great quality! August 29, 2022 by Kaylee
“Great turn around time! Quality seems to be really good. Can't wait to use it for our first games in 2 weeks!!”

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What are breakaway banners made of? Do you offer any different materials?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Breakaway banners are made from 13 oz. vinyl. This material allows your design, logo, or other graphics to be printed in high resolution on a durable material. We've found vinyl to be the best option for breakaway banners and much better than fabric or other materials due to its regular outdoor use. 13 oz. vinyl allows banners to be reused over many years while still looking as good as ever. Because of this we do not offer any other materials for custom breakaway banners.

What's the difference between breakaway banners and breakthrough or run through banners?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Breakaway banners and breakthrough banners are not only interchangeable but synonymous with a long list of terms including: run through banners, football run through banners, break through banners, bust out banners, and tear away banners. Although all of these names are slightly different they all refer to the same product. This product is most commonly used for youth and high school football games where the players on the team run through the banner at the beginning of a game. So while we (or you) may use varying terms, rest assured we're talking about the same thing! We offer a wide variety of custom banners. Some of our most popular banners are: standard vinyl banners, mesh banners, pole banners for cities and streets, fabric banners and retractable banners for events, presentations, trade shows, and other uses.

How thick are breakaway banners? Do you offer any other thickness options?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Breakaway banners are made from 13 oz. vinyl. This thickness allows for the banner to be light enough for a cheer team or parents to hold up while still giving it enough durability to be used repeatedly over a number of years. Because of these reasons we don't offer the breakaway banners in any other materials.

Can I get a double-sided breakaway banner?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Breakaway banners are meant to be run through from one side to the other. Since one side isn't shown during use it isn't necessary to print on both sides. Thus, they are only available as single-sided banners.

I need help designing my breakaway banner. Can you help me?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
Yes, we can! Our design tool makes designing your breakthrough banner quick and easy. In the design tool you have the ability to upload your own design, images, and files or create a design from scratch. You can also add text, clipart, and colors to your design. If you need help with your design you can also take advantage of our free design services via our team of professional graphic designers.
Will my breakthrough banner have a cohesive design? Do both portions of the banner need their own separate design?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

When designing your breakthrough banner you should factor in the velcro strip that will run vertically down the middle of the banner. This velcro attaches the two portions of the banner together to create a continuous design. By simply designing on our design tool or uploading your file as if you were doing a regular banner you should be just fine. The design tool will show where your pole pockets and velcro strip will be. Our production team and process will ensure that the corresponding velcro strips on either side of the two pieces will attach and make the fact that there are two pieces indiscernible from a distance.

How are the two pieces of run through banner connected? Is this the only option to attach the banner pieces together?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Breakaway banners are connected by a ½" wide velcro strip that runs down the middle of your run through banner. By using velcro to attach the banner together you'll be able to reuse the banner multiple times rather than a one-time use paper run through banner. The thickness of the strip of velcro has been tested to ensure that is durable enough to hold your banner together and be used for years to come but not so strong that it will prevent players from being able to crash through it.

Other companies offer a run through banner that is cut or slit ¾ of the way up the middle of the banner. Why don't you do it this way?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

We've found the velcro strips on the two separate pieces work the best for players bursting through the banner at full speed. When the banner is cut ¾ of the way up it creates not only the potential to tear but a less cohesive image and more difficulty in storing and using your banner. We're 100% confident that you'll love your custom run through banner.

What printing method is used for your breakaway banners?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs
We use our state-of-the-art digital printers and high resolution UV ink for a printing process that creates vibrant, high quality breakaway banners.
Can I print a breakaway banner with a multicolor design?
Asked 9 months ago by Signs

Yes! You can design your breakaway banners using as many colors as you'd like. Our design tool is simple to use and you can choose from our color palette to get the exact look you're looking for. We also don't charge you for using more than one color or any number of colors. We print all of our custom signs in full color!