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Barcelona Reportedly Signs Contract With U.S. Firm Van Wagner

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 01 / 15

Barcelona wants a naming rights deal for Camp Nou to "become a reality as soon as possible," according to Toni Frieros of SPORT. The idea is for the search for this strategic partner "to begin in December." Because these types of negotiations "tend to last for more than a year," the club needs a "sp...

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