Bundesliga Club Fortuna Dusseldorf Agrees To Three-Year Deal With Hitachi
Electronics company Hitachi has become an exclusive premium partner of Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf. As a premium partner, Hitachi is at the second-highest level of sponsorship at Fortuna Dusseldorf . The three-year deal, which was brokered by Infront Sports & Media, provides advertising space in the ESPRIT arena, including rotating and static boards in camera view. In addition, the company will receive promotional opportunities around the team together with a comprehensive ticket and hospitality contingent. Hitachi Europe Managing Dir Akira Shimizu said, "The club is making a worthy return to the Bundesliga this season, and we have high expectations that it will breathe new life into Germany's national sport" (Infront Sports & Media). The Cologne EXPRESS reported that the deal is worth €1.5M ($1.8M) over three years (EXPRESS, 8/10).
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