The ability of sport to attract multi-million-dollar investments from sponsor brands continues apace. GlobalData’s The Business of the Premier League 2022-23 includes an in-depth view and detailed evaluation of Southampton FC’s sponsor partners. Buy the report here.
The biggest single sponsorship investment in Southampton for the 2022/23 season comes from Sportsbet.io, which is an agreement valued at $10.30m 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, Southampton have sponsorship agreements with 22 brands in the 2022/23 season, with their top five partners accounting for 86% of the club’s total income from sponsorship.
According to GlobalData’s report, the highest-spending sponsor brands include Sportsbet.io, Hummel, JD Sports, Utilita Energy and EcoWatt, among others. The table below shows the top ten sponsors of Southampton in the 2022/23 season.
Beverages & travel & tourism industries have struck the most deals
The beverages industry is the most heavily represented, totaling three agreements with Southampton in 2022/23. This is followed by travel & tourism, industrial goods & services, business services and energy & utilities.
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 Southampton, as well as those of all other Premier League clubs, buy the report here.