Manchester United has announced a deal with Sportsbreaks.com for becoming the club’s official travel supplier. From the 2021/22 season, Sportsbreaks.com will provide Match Break packages, including an official ticket and a choice of overnight accommodation for games at Old Trafford once crowds are back to full capacity in the UK and Europe.
Sportsbreaks.com will also offer Official Supporter Travel services for Manchester United season ticket holders and Executive Club members for domestic and European away games. They will be the exclusive provider of Match Break packages, ensuring that there is only one place to go if you are a Manchester United supporter looking for the perfect experience to enjoy a game at Old Trafford, with an overnight stay, and opportunity to take in everything else Manchester has to offer.
Rob Slawson, Director of Sports Travel at Clarity Travel and Sportsbreaks.com, said, “Manchester United is a global sporting icon with an incredible history, as well as a dedicated global fanbase and we are delighted to offer fans the best and safest possible supporter travel and are working closely with the club to ensure that fans from the UK and internationally can enjoy unique and memorable sporting experiences.
Manchester United’s Chief Operating Officer, Collette Roche, said “Offering bespoke matchday packages will give fans at home and abroad the chance to take in the full Manchester United experience, with Sportsbreaks.com creating unforgettable moments for our passionate fans.”
Sportsbreaks.com has previously signed similar deals with other Premier League clubs like Chelsea, Everton, and Liverpool. They also provide similar kinds of packages for many different sports including Cricket, Formula One, Rugby, Tennis, NFL, Darts.
Manchester United has developed a robust system of sponsorship deals that would have helped them to cope with the pandemic. Man United boasts the biggest stadium in England, so not having fans in the stadium has affected the club’s revenue. They have managed to broker a record sports sponsorship deal during the pandemic by agreeing to a deal with tech giant Teamviewer. However, the recent protests against the club’s owners saw them miss out on a reported £200 million deal for training kit deal.