Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Blackburn FC's new owners may sell naming rights to Ewood Park

Fri 29th Oct 2010 | Football Sponsorship

Blackburn Football Club’s prospective new owners Venky’s, who expect to complete a £40 million buy-out of the club within the next two weeks have reportedly admitted that they may seek a sponsor for Ewood Park.

The group are understood to be looking at the possibility of sell the naming rights to the 120 year old ground.

Venky’s chairperson Anuradha Desai told the Daily Telegraph: “There are a lot of marketing plans. Nothing is certain yet, but one of the things we are considering is sponsorship of Ewood Park, although no decision has been made.

“We will do the best by the fans and also by the club and it is very important to continue the traditions of the club.

“We are going to be good responsible owners and we want to make the club stronger.” Mrs Desai’s brothers, Balaji and Venkatesh Rao, are due to attend Saturday’s Premier League clash with Chelsea at Ewood Park.

And Mrs Desai admits that Venky’s are determined to capitalise on the growing interest in the Premier League on the subcontinent by acquiring Blackburn.

She said: “There is a generation of boys aged between 10 and 17 in India that are football mad, but lots of them support Chelsea.

“I believe we can make the market for football in India grow and having Indian owners in the Premier League will create a lot of interest here.

“I think we can try to create a whole nation of Blackburn Rovers fans. The takeover has made the front pages of all of the newspapers in India. That shows the interest that is there.

“My dream is to make Blackburn Rovers an even bigger brand in India than Venky’s.”




If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk or ryan@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

Aston Villa Make Hisense Summer Signing

Thu 27th Jul 2017 | Football Sponsorship

Hisense has announced a deal with Aston Villa to become the Official Technology Partner of the club. The deal will see Hisense support the Villans ahead of their 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship campaign....

Arsenal extends deal with BNN Technology

Thu 27th Jul 2017 | Football Sponsorship

Arsenal have announced their relationship with Chinese technology, content and services provider BNN Technology has been extended up to and including the 2019/20 season. Showing a further commitment...

City Football Group announces joint venture with Goals Soccer Centres in US and Canada

Tue 25th Jul 2017 | Football Sponsorship

City Football Group (CFG) and Goals Soccer Centres (Goals) have today announced a joint venture which will see the Group team up with one of the world's largest and most popular operators of...

Sheffield United And Heineken Agree New Pouring Rights Deal

Mon 24th Jul 2017 | Football Sponsorship

Sheffield United F.C. has agreed a new pouring rights partnership with the UK leading beer and cider business, HEINEKEN. The agreement will see HEINEKEN being given the exclusive pouring rights at...