CXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3446 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4610 times:
What airlines sponser what sport?
I know EK sponsors a lot of different teams and competitions.
EY sponser a F1 team.
QF are shirt sponsers for Australia's rugby team (At least it was).
NZ are shirt sponsers for New Zealands rugby team.
I believe that a lot of basketball arenas in the US have the likes of CO, AA, and UA sponsering them, can someone give me some more details in this?
Please mention major sponserers, as even Air Asia 'sponser' Manchester United, but they are minor, and honestly, I don't care.
Planesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4143 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4555 times:
FlyBE sponsor Exeter, Southampton and Birmingham football clubs. Thomas Cook (Travel Agent and Airline) sponsor Manchester City. Emirates sponsor Arsenal, and their new stadium is called the Emirates Stadium.
I believe Spanair used to sponsor FC Mallorca, but i'm not sure if this is still the case.
Nzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4540 times:
NZ sponsor more than just the All Blacks
they also sponsor
2006 winter and commonwealth games for NZ competitors
Air NZ Cup (Rugby tournament in NZ)
Rebel sport super 14 (Rugby)
AXA NZ international sevens tournament (Rugby)
Southern traverse (NZ outdoors adventure race)
Vodafone Warriors (Rugby League)
MarioSPlane From Brazil, joined Mar 2007, 113 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 4533 times:
This is what I can remember....
Kingfisher sponsors Toyota Formula 1 Team. Also in F1 you have Etihad sponsoring the new team Spyker and Williams being Air Asia's choice. Emirates did sponsor Mclaren in 2006.
Emirates is big in sports. They sponsor almost everything, everywhere. They sponsor criket, they are major in rugby, sponsoring the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Emirates also sponsored the soccer 2006 World Cup. In soccer they also sponsor Germany's Hamburg SV and Arsenal in England, in the shirt and naming the stadium. In sailing, they sponsor New Zealand's team in America's Cup. They are also huge in horse racing and golf, in events such as the Dubai Desert Classic.
Air Canada is the sponsor of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. And they also name an arena in Toronto, the Air Canada Centre, which is home to NBA's Toronto Raptors and NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs.
U.S. carriers name a lot of arenas. These are naming rights agreements for venues hosting sports and entertainment events, in which the airlines pay several millions for 20 to 30 years naming privileges.
American - American Airlines Arena in Miami, home to NBA's Miami Heat.
American Airlines Center in Dallas, home to NBA's Dallas Mavericks and NHL's Dallas Stars.
United - United Center in Chicago, home to NBA's Chicago Bulls and NHL's Chicago Blackhawks.
Continental - Continental Airlines Arena in New Jersey, home to NHL's New Jersey Devils.
Delta - Delta Center in Salt Lake City, home to NBA's Utah Jazz.
I also think that the arena in Phoenix where the Suns team plays is named by US Airways, but I don't know it for sure.
Actually, Delta lost the naming rights about six months ago. Their contract ended right at the time the US merger offer came in, and the arena management were scared that the Delta name wouldnt last. It is now the Energy Solutions Arena, which is a toxic waste removal corporation.
VbeltraJJ From Brazil, joined Apr 2007, 83 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4339 times:
TAM used to sponsor a soccer team in Brazil (São Paulo) and now they only sponsor sports like volleyball, stock car racing and some sailing events in Brazil. They are not sponsoring one team or another, just events and competitions.