Abu Dhabi Airports to sponsor Al Ain

Defending champions Al Ain have a new sponsor. The Garden City club entered into deal with Abu Dhabi Airports, making the latter a premium partner.

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Published: Mon 16 Sep 2013, 10:11 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 7:10 PM

The announcement was made a press conference at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

The record 11-time champions signed a three-year agreement which will see the logo of the Abu Dhabi Airports on jerseys and club kits. The deal takes effect from this season.

“This agreement is part of Al Ain FC’s strategy — to focus and transform the concept of sponsorships into integrated partnerships in the sports industry, build a healthy athletic community and bring the latest technologies to the stadium,” Mahmoud Al Mahmood, member of the board, Al Ain Club Investment Company, said at the press conference.

“We are honoured to have Abu Dhabi Airports as the premium partner of Al Ain FC. The premise of this partnership will revolutionise affiliations between sports clubs and corporations in the region. We have changed our philosophy towards how we approach partnerships, improving visibility and exclusivity for our partners, whilst simultaneously boosting opportunities for Al Ain FC, Al Mahmood added.

“Abu Dhabi Airports is a key player in the development of air transport and tourism industries in the emirate, which will in turn support the delivery of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030. From that perspective, the company is keen to support other drivers that have been contributing to the development of this society. Al Ain Football Club has been a major anchor in our community and we are proud today to be a part of its legacy,” Mohammed Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Board Member of Abu Dhabi Airports, said.

The opening of the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, by the end of year, also brings a wealth of opportunities to the Club. As Al Ain FC enters a new era in its history, having solid partners with the same forward thinking philosophy, such as Abu Dhabi Airports, is key to driving the Club’s success.

Al Ain Football Club is poised for their big move to their new official stadium, the state-of-the-art, 25,000-seat Hazza bin Zayed Stadium, which will be completed later this year. Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium aims to offer fans the best match day experience in the region, as well as providing best-in-class corporate hospitality options. Of the 25,000 seats, the stadium features 5,000 premium seats, a percentage that is the highest amongst stadium across the world.

Hazza bin Zayed Stadium will be one of the first in the region to offer partners exclusive access to spaces for conferences, seminars, business and entertainment events, as well as dedicated areas for branding. Partners will also have the use of allocated corporate boxes, eight of which can accommodate up to twenty people, and two of which can accommodate up to ten people.

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