Emirates, Arsenal Extend Shirt Deal till 2024

first_img“Emirates is a great partner for Arsenal – a world-class brand with a truly global reach. The airline plays a significant role in our ambitions to extend our influence and following around the world. The new deal, extending our shirt partnership until 2024, underlines how much both organisations value and benefit from the relationship,” he stressed.In addition to being shirt sponsors, with the Emirates brand continuing to appear on Arsenal’s playing and training kits, Emirates will provide access to their award-winning planes for Arsenal to use on pre-season tours.Emirates will retain marketing rights to develop campaigns and initiatives around the world. Arsenal’s home will continue to be known as Emirates Stadium up to 2028, as part of the extension agreed in 2012.According to Emirates President, Clark: “Arsenal’s strong appeal and influence around the globe, combined with their ambitions as a club makes them an ideal partner for Emirates, with values that reflect ours as a brand.“As a long-standing supporter of football, we are passionate about the game and are a proud partner to the team.”“As a business, we are hugely committed to supporting sports all over the world and our relationship with Arsenal is no different. Our partnership with Arsenal Football Club is a great combination of two truly global brands and we’re very pleased to have extended this relationship for five more years – connecting fans from around the world with one of the greatest teams in the world,” concludes the airline’s chief executive.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, and Arsenal Football Club, wednesday announced a new sponsorship deal. The sponsorship, the largest ever signed by the club and one of the biggest ever agreed in football, grants the airline a five-year extension to their shirt partnership with the club until the end of the 2023-2024 season.Nigeria is one of Arsenal’s biggest fan base.The new sponsorship agreement, strengthens one of the most recognisable and respected partnerships in sport.The agreement was finalised yesterday by Arsenal Chief Executive, Ivan Gazidis, and Emirates President, Sir Tim Clark.Mr Gazidis said: “Our shirt partnership is the longest running in the Premier League and one of the longest relationships in world sport. This mutual commitment is testimony to the strength and depth of our unique relationship. Emirates are again demonstrating their great belief in our approach and ambition and their significantly increased investment will help us continue to compete for trophies and bring more success to the club and our fans around the world.last_img read more

Syracuse’s bats silent in 2-1 loss to Notre Dame

first_imgSyracuse (18-15, 4-8 Atlantic Coast) lost to Notre Dame (24-12, 8-4), 2-1, on Saturday at Melissa Cook Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.Alexa Romero started for the Orange, going six innings and giving up two runs on two hits. Unfortunately for the left-handed ace, Syracuse couldn’t give her any run support as the Irish’s Alexis Holloway improved her record to 15-8 on the year with a one-run complete game.Syracuse appeared to get its offense going early in the first, advancing runners to second and third with no outs for its best hitter, Bryce Holmgren. But Holmgren popped out to third, and after a fielder’s choice, walk and groundout, Notre Dame escaped the inning unharmed. The next three half innings saw the minimum nine batters, as Romero was efficient on the mound and the Orange offense quieted.Sammy Fernandez, who reached base three times, got all the way to third base in the third inning but was stranded there for the second time after a Lailoni Mayfield strikeout. The Irish notched its first baserunner in the third inning but didn’t threaten offensively until the fourth. That’s when Katie Marino hit a solo home run to left center, breaking the scoreless tie.The score stayed that way until the top of the sixth, when Syracuse finally responded. A Neli Casares-Maher leadoff single was followed by pinch-hit double by Hannah Dossett, scoring the third baseman all the way from first.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe bottom half of the inning began auspiciously for SU, with Notre Dame’s first two batters being retired. But a walk and a stolen base gave the Irish a runner in scoring position, and UND didn’t waste its opportunity. Abby Sweet singled up the middle, driving in the go-ahead and game-winning run after the Orange went down quietly in the seventh.Syracuse plays Notre Dame again on Sunday in a doubleheader, with first pitches scheduled for 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Comments Published on April 7, 2018 at 6:10 pm Contact Eric: erblack@syr.edu | @esblack34 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Force India sanctioned over driver numbers on their cars at Spanish Grand Prix

first_imgForce India collected one of Formula One’s stranger sanctions on Sunday when they were given a suspended 25,000-euro ($27,317.50) fine for a breach of the rules concerning driver numbers on their cars.The British-based team were celebrating their best weekend of the season, with Mexican Sergio Perez finishing fourth and French rookie team mate Esteban Ocon a career-best fifth at the Spanish Grand Prix, before news came of a stewards’ enquiry.The governing FIA had decreed before the race that car numbers needed to be more visible, as part of efforts to improve the show for fans.Race stewards said Force India, whose cars have a striking pink livery but no prominent numbers, had failed to comply.They added that the fine had been suspended due to mitigating circumstances, namely that the team were not challenged prior to the race and nothing had changed over the weekend.The stewards said fourth-placed Force India, now the only team to have finished every race this season with both cars in the points, also offered to work with the FIA and rectify the situation immediately.Force India’s deputy principal Bob Fernley told reporters on Friday that the move was good and probably overdue but commercial agreements also had to be respected.”I think that perhaps some time out when all the commercial agreements that we currently have, across all the teams, come to an end they should standardise where the numbers go and make sure everything is clear for everybody going forward,” he said.advertisement”At this point I think you have to do the best you can with whatever you have from a commercial agreement and I think all of the teams have tried their very best to embrace it.”last_img read more