Aon Expands Manchester United Sponsorship to Include Naming Rights of Training Ground
April 8, 2013
Manchester United and Aon, the world’s leading provider of risk and human resource solutions, today announced a major new sponsorship deal with the British company securing naming rights to United’s training facility.
From 1 July 2013 the relationship will be extended by an additional eight years to 2021 and see the Club’s renowned training centre renamed the Aon Training Complex.
United players and coaching staff will also wear Aon-branded training kits at all friendly and competitive domestic fixtures, as well as during training sessions. Aon, which has its global headquarters in London, will also be the Presenting Partner of all Manchester United pre-season tours for the next eight years, including Tour 2013 presented by Aon in Asia Pacific.
Announcing the partnership, Commercial Director Richard Arnold said: “I am delighted that this cements our relationship with Aon for a further eight years. They are a great partner and I am very excited about the possibilities for sustainable advantage this provides the Club as we build our global presence.
“Aon knows that every employee, including the first team, drives the success of our Club. The Aon Training Complex is all about winning and preparing individuals, identifying talent and performing at the highest level to achieve success. Aon serves clients with unwavering focus on high performance, training and execution, an approach that mirrors the way we prepare here at Manchester United.”
Phil Clement, Aon’s Global Chief Marketing and Communications Officer, said: “This announcement is the next step in the evolution of our partnership with Manchester United. Together, Aon and Manchester United have been working on two critical issues for a growing global business – managing risk and highly performing teams.
“It is a privilege for Aon to be associated with the world-famous Manchester United training facility. As a symbol of innovation and excellence in the world of sport, it is revered around the world. We have the utmost admiration and respect for the 800 team members at Manchester United and the work they do and look forward to working with them to help build sustainable performance around the world, like we do for all our clients.”