A summary of the most exciting recent news in sports marketing and media in the U.S., U.S.-Hispanic and Latin American markets. If you’re trying to keep up, consider this your one-stop shop.
Fifa will be expanding the soccer World Cup from 32 to 48 national teams starting in 2026, soccer’s governing body decided yesterday in Zurich. A World Cup with 16 more teams would produce, by FIFA’s estimates, an additional US $1 billion in television, sponsorship and ticketing revenue. The decision has also been critiqued by observers as only financially driven.
Adidas extended its sponsorship of the National League MVP and Chicago Cubs’ all-star Kris Bryant.
Telemundo Deportes launched a six-month multiplatform promotional campaign for the kick-off of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 which will take place in Russia in June.
The NFL signed an agreement with social network Sina Weibo, to rebroadcast some of its regular season games.
Accenture became Golden State Warriors’ official technological innovation partner at the Chase Center.
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The MLS will welcome two new teams on 2017. It has been confirmed that the Atlanta United FC and the Minnesota United FC will join the organisation next year. Also, Don Graber, MLS commissioner announced that two other franchises will be announcen further on in 2017, both will have to pay US $150.
LATIN AMERICAN MARKET
Uruguay and Argentina will join forces to make the offer to become the 2030 soccer World Cup’s venue. They also want to welcome 2023 basketball World Cup.
The South American Football Confederation presented its new image, which will be used during the Continental Tourney, starting its next edition.
Atletico de Madrid is focusing on a Mexican Expansion, where it is planning on bringing the team’s franchise. As part of its strategy, the team has bought an important part of the team Chiapas’ Jaguares.
Copa Libertadores also presented a new image, as part of its strategy of a new CONMEBOL, more professional, sustainable and with higher quality.