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Concacaf lands Delta as first-time Gold Cup partner

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) has welcomed its second major sponsorship this week for the 2015 Gold Cup national team tournament after agreeing a deal with Delta Air Lines.

The agreement, brokered by Concacaf’s commercial partnership agency, Traffic Sports, designates Delta as the official airline of the 2015 Gold Cup for the US, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, an area which closely corresponds to Concacaf membership throughout North and Central America, and the Caribbean.

The US airline joins Concacaf as a first-time sponsor of the Gold Cup, which takes place in the United States from July 7-26. Telecommunications company Sprint this week extended its sponsorship of the Gold Cup to take in this year’s edition.

“We're delighted to sponsor the Concacaf Gold Cup because of its reach – an audience of millions throughout Delta's network in Latin America and the Caribbean,” Nicolas Ferri, Delta's vice-president for Latin America and the Caribbean, said. “Delta wants to be the best U.S. airline in the region and partnering with Concacaf allows us to play an even bigger part in the communities we serve by supporting one of their greatest passions."

All 12 participating national teams have now qualified for this year’s tournament. They are: Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago and the United States.