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SBD Global/September 26, 2012/Marketing and Sponsorship
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Published September 26, 2012
NEW PARTNERS: Sheffield's professional football clubs have announced a new sponsorship deal -- with the same sponsor. Sheffield United and Sheffield FC have "signed up to an agreement with telecommunications company GCI Com." The firm’s logo "will appear on the back of both clubs’ new home and away shirts" and also on the Sheffield FC's shorts (THESTAR.co.uk, 9/21). ... Indian-based real estate company Homestead officially announced its partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket. Homestead "will be the main sponsors" for Sri Lanka Cricket during ICC Twenty 20 World Cup and the other ICC events for the next three years (CRICTURF.com, 9/7). ... German Hockey League (DEL) club Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers Nuremberg and sports marketing company Sportfive agreed to a cooperation for the DEL Winter Game 2013. Sportfive will be in charge of marketing for the DEL's first outdoor game, which will be played on Jan. 5 at the Stadium Nuremburg (Ice Tigers Nuremberg). ... Basketball Bundesliga (BBL) club Eisbären Bremerhaven signed a new sponsorship deal with renewable energy company Offshore Cooperation North for the '12-13 season. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed. Offshore Cooperation North will receive ad space on the court and on boards in camera view (Eisbären Bremerhaven).