Sponsorship Data Report
The Indian Premier League (IPL) generated INR 1,040 crores ($126.1m) from its central sponsorship portfolio in 2022 with more than half stemming from two title sponsors, Tata Group and Vivo.
Tennis sponsorships across the four Grand Slams and the ATP and WTA Tours reached a combined value of approximately $378m (€374.9m) in 2022, up a sizeable 12 per cent from the 2021 total of $338m and a strong indicator of the commercial recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic over the previous two years.
The central sponsorship portfolios of Formula 1, Formula E and MotoGP, three of the leading rights-holders in motorsport, were valued at $556m (€536m/£468m) in 2022, an increase of at least $69m on the $435m-$487m the combined portfolios were worth in 2021.
The PGA Tour, the DP World Tour and the four golf majors – The Masters, Open Championship, PGA Championship and US Open – held sponsorship portfolios valued at $575m (€568.4m/£480.3m) in 2022 compared to $519m in 2021.
The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) has increased its number of sponsors from eight at the time of last year’s edition of this snapshot to 11 this year. Its portfolio valuation now sits at an estimated average annual value of $17.5m (€17.1m) across the 11 agreements.
Australia’s five biggest rights-holders – the Australian Football League (AFL), National Rugby League (NFL), Cricket Australia (CA), Rugby Australia (RA) and Tennis Australia – will generate approximately A$350m (€232m/$246m/£199m) in central sponsorship revenue in 2022, an increase of about five per cent on the A$333.5m recorded in 2021.