Manchester City rename City of Manchester Stadium at Eastlands as Etihad Stadium

08 July 2011 11:16
By Telegraph staff and agencies[LNB]11:17AM BST 08 Jul 2011[LNB] The stadium rebranding was just one of several commercial deals announced by Manchester City chief executive Garry Cook and James Hogan, chief executive of the airline. [LNB]Cook said: "We are delighted to be expanding our relationship with Etihad Airways through this comprehensive partnership agreement. [LNB] "Most importantly, in addition to delivering significant revenue at a key stage in the club's evolution, the agreement creates exciting opportunities for our two organisations to co-operate more deeply commercially and on media and community initiatives in the future." [LNB]The move is not a surprise given City were taken over by an Abu Dhabi-based consortium in 2008, since when Sheikh Mansour has ploughed in excess of £1billion into the club, a sizeable portion of which has gone on transfers. [LNB]City secured their first silverware in 35 years last season when they lifted the FA Cup. [LNB]Related Articles

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