Airline Emirates is understood to be in talks with another football property after the company announced it would end its relationship with Fifa at the end of 2014.
Indian Premier League teams, including last year’s champions the Mumbai Indians, accepted last minute, cut price deals to sell out inventory in the run up to the seventh edition of the Twenty20 cricket competition, IPL 7, currently underway.
Singapore Airlines has replaced telecommunications company SingTel as title sponsor of the Formula One Singapore Grand Prix. Singapore Airlines will pay S$10m (€5.8m/$8m) to $15m per year under a deal signed in April.
The Asian Football Confederation is generating between $18m (€13.1m) and $20m per year from Official Sponsors for its club competitions from 2014, in the 2013-16 cycle, following the addition of a second Chinese brand in as many months, construction machinery manufacturer Shandong Lingong Construction Machinery (SDLG).
The Emirates airline continued its big spending on football shirt sponsorships last month, signing off deals with Spanish Liga club Real Madrid, French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, and US club New York Cosmos, with a combined value of around €60m ($80m) per season.
CULTURE LOVERS are forever pointing out instances where life imitates art as testimony to the insights that artists can provide. Now, there is evidence that sponsorship has similar predictive powers (only without all the luvvies) as emerging airline sponsors start to dominate in the real world too.