Feb. 14 – FC Barcelona signs extension with Big Cola … Arsenal FC partners with Cooper Tires … Tottenham adds AIA as Premier League kit sponsor
Dec. 9 – Ford Motor Company renews with UEFA for 2012-2015 cycle … Four of Major League Soccer’s best take talents to Tuscon … New digs for Portland Timbers … More in this edition of The Football Sponsorship Column.
April 29 – New partners for African Football Executive Summit… A-League’s Melbourne Victory ink shirt sponsor renewal… New England Revolution of Major League Soccer land sponsor… New deal for Bolton Wanderers. More inside. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 23 – Budweiser renews sponsorship of US soccer properties… UEFA, EuroSport renew rights… Turkish Airlines partners with Shakhtar Donetsk… MLS expansion franchise Portland Timbers award stadium naming rights… CSKA Moscow net performance bonus. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
March 15 – Eighteen teams are in action this week as Major League Soccer gets back to business with an opening slate of games aptly dubbed “First Kick 2011”. INSIDER’s Matthew Grayson reports.
7/1/2011 The Spanish footballing giants are the top-earning club with a $866,000 share of FIFA’s allocation of World Cup profits to 400 clubs from 55 member associations… Vauxhall Motors expected to be announced as major sponsor of Football Association next week… MLS newcomers Portland Timbers near season ticket sellout.
(WFI) Don Garber says the yearly tinkering that comes hand-in-hand with new teams is “frustrating as hell” but that MLS expansion will go on for the foreseeable future. INSIDER’s North American reporter Matthew Grayson reports.
27/10/2010 The FIFA cash-for-votes bidding scandal has Sony reconsidering its World Cup sponsorship… Sony and Coca-Cola partner with Soccerex Global Convention… Chelsea extend Adidas deal… McDonald’s strikes Welsh agreement… Helios Partners Europe launches. More inside…
15/9/2010 FIFA probes allegations that a “completely fake” Togo team played a friendly against Bahrain last week… Major League Soccer lengthens 2011 season ahead of a two-team expansion.
24/12/09 Retractable roof to be installed on 2010 Olympic Stadium after Winter Games won’t be ready until July 2011, so Vancouver Whitecaps will debut at historic venue. Portland Timbers plan PGE Park revamp. WFI’s Bob Mackin reports from Vancouver.