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Turkish Side Fenerbahce In Talks Over Stadium Naming Rights Sponsorship Deal

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

A senior exec of Turkish side Fenerbahce said that the club is "in talks with companies including Qatar National Bank for a sponsorship deal" that will include naming rights to its football stadium for the first time, according to Ercan Ersoy of BLOOMBERG. The exec said that potential sponsors ...

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Tags: Marketing and Sponsorship, Middle East

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