The ability of sport to attract multi-million-dollar investments from sponsor brands continues apace. GlobalData’s The Business of Serie A 2023/24 includes an in-depth view and detailed evaluation of Bologna’s sponsor partners. Buy the report here.
Bologna’s total sponsorship revenue for the 2023/24 season is over $12.3m, with the biggest single investment coming from Saputo, which is an agreement valued at $3.40m per year. However, sponsorship values vary greatly across the different levels of partnership opportunities offered by a rights-holder, all of which are detailed in the report, in addition to the revenues of the participating teams.
In total, Bologna have sponsorship agreements with 52 brands in the 2023/24 season, with their top five partners accounting for 50% of the club’s total income from sponsorship.
According to GlobalData’s report, the highest-spending sponsor brands include Saputo, Macron, Selenella, Lavoropiu and One Express, among others. The table below shows the top ten sponsors of Bologna in the 2023/24 season.
Industrial goods & services & business & consumer services industries have struck the most deals
The industrial goods & services industry is the most heavily represented, totaling eight agreements with Bologna in 2023/24. This is followed by business & consumer services, retail, technology and food.
For a brand, understanding which competitors and other sectors are partnering with which sports teams, and identifying future opportunities, and crucially, at what cost, is key information for commercial strategy planning. Meanwhile, for a rights-holding team, knowing what sponsorship revenues competitor teams and competitor sports are generating from each brand / sector is critical for increasing and maximizing commercial revenues, including identifying portfolio gaps and opportunities.
For more detailed analysis of all sponsor partners of Bologna, as well as those of all other Serie A clubs, buy the report here.