Emirates has been sponsors of Arsenal since signing a record-breaking 15- year sponsorship deal in October 2004. The ground-breaking deal is worth GBP 100 million and sees Emirates partner with one of Britain’s most successful clubs and one of the world’s biggest sporting brands. At the time, the deal signed by Emirates and Arsenal was the largest sponsorship agreement ever seen in British football.
As three-time winners of the English Premier League and regulars in the UEFA Champions League, Arsenal is one of the best supported clubs in the world allowing Emirates to reach an international audience. Research shows that Arsenal has a phenomenal global fan base of around 27 million people, and Emirates is confident that it has found a true world leader to partner with on the international stage.
In addition to shirt sponsorship, Emirates is proud to hold the naming rights to Arsenal’s home ground, the Emirates Stadium, a state-of-the-art 60,000 seat arena in North London. As well as being home to Arsenal’s home fixtures, the Emirates Stadium has hosted six international matches and a number of music concerts. The Emirates Stadium sponsorship was signed in 2006 for a 15-year term which truly roots Emirates in the heritage of the stadium.
Now in its seventh season, Emirates Stadium has proven to be a very good investment for Emirates, working globally across a network linking over 120 destinations in six continents, people around the world are truly proud to be associated with such an incredible project.
Emirates’ impressive football sponsorship portfolio also includes a number of high profile teams and events including FIFA, Asian Football Confederation, AC Milan, Paris Saint-Germain, Hamburger SV, Real Madrid, Olympiacos FC, Arsenal Soccer Schools Dubai, The Emirates Cup, and Zain Saudi Professional League.