The industry classification of main jersey sponsors

unduhan-17The growing popularity and developments in football/soccer have affected the football/soccer industry dramatically. The popularity and developments have increased the interest of companies in the last two or three decades. Companies have started to invest and become a sponsor of football/soccer clubs. Jersey sponsorship has emerged as a result of the increasing interest and investments. Nowadays, the jersey sponsorship is popular and has become an important type of revenue source for football/soccer clubs. As a result of popularity of jersey sponsorship, jersey sponsors must be investigated and analysed. This paper deals with the industry classification of the main jersey sponsors which have names and logos on the front of the football/soccer clubs home jerseys. A total of 1147 football/soccer clubs in 79 countries top leagues, as of 31 December 2012, have been investigated. The Industry Classification Benchmark is used to classify the industries of the main jersey sponsors of football/soccer clubs.

U.S. Club Soccer national championship tournaments in Aurora this weekend and next are projected to give the local economy a $4.2 million boost — and offer fans a chance to watch clubs that gave a start to four men and women picked for U.S. and Canadian Olympic squads.

National Premier Leagues Finals and the National Cup XV Finals will combine to create the largest economic impact from youth sports in the state, the association said, outpacing the $1.5 million generated earlier this year by USA Hockey’s annual President’s Day Tournament.

This is the second time U.S. Club Soccer has hosted its national finals in Colorado; the first was 2013. The tournaments are being held at the 220-acre Aurora Sports Park, which has 23 grass fields and four synthetic-turf pitches where teams can train.

“This facility is one of the top facilities in the country,” NPL general manager Leo Garcia said. “And there’s a lot to do in this area other than soccer.”

Garcia said the 141 teams playing in the NPL finals arrived Wednesday night before the tournament started Thursday.

Teams play a game a day. Afterward, Garcia said the more than 2,500 players plus their families typically explore the area, in ways as simple as hiking or dining out, or as ambitious as whitewater rafting.

“We have a lot of teams that are enjoying the Colorado experience,” Garcia said.