The Serie A club, AC Milan have signed a partnership extension with the Dubai-based airline company, Emirates.
In this development, Emirates will prolong to be the official airline partner and a principal partner of the Rossoneri. The initial partnership between the two parties involved was inked in 2007. In addition, the branding of the company will continue to feature on men’s first team’s playing jerseys throughout AC Milan’s season fixtures. The logo of Emirates will be also seen on youth jerseys across all national and international AC Milan Academies globally.
Along with the shirt sponsorship arrangement, the branding of Emirates will also be visible throughout the team’s home stadium, San Siro Stadium, alongside hospitality, ticketing and other marketing rights. This esteemed collaboration has covered 590 official games and a total of 967 goals have been scored by players wearing the jersey which features the airline’s logo.
With the enhancement of their partnership with Emirates, AC Milan have strengthened their presence in the Middle East where football and the club are quite followed. The Serie A giants also have a plan of opening an office in Dubai, which will act as a headquarter for the club to progress further in the Middle East.
Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan, said, “We are truly proud to extend our partnership with Emirates and to continue to build upon our relationship with the world’s largest international airline. Much like Emirates, AC Milan is committed to strengthening our bond with our global audience and continuing to do so alongside a brand that is capable of connecting the world from its global centre in Dubai makes us all very proud. With this new deal, AC Milan and Emirates will be side by side for almost two decades, a testament to the strength and depth of our unique relationship.”
Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Arline said, “We are thrilled to continue our partnership with AC Milan, and we look forward to more opportunities to engage with one of the most passionate fan bases in the world. We’ve been a committed supporter of the club for over 15 years, and as we enter the next phase of our relationship, we’re working closely with AC Milan on innovative opportunities to showcase the best of each of our brands. Our partnership with the club also complements the deep investments we have made in Italy over the last three decades, as part of our ongoing commitment to support our customers, and the businesses and communities we serve across our four Italian gateways.”
Prior to the international break, AC Milan have managed to acquire the second spot in the Serie A standings with 33 points.