Tottenham Hotspur court shirt and stadium sponsorship in the Middle East

22 April 2009 07:24
Officials from the club are understood to have been in talks with up to a dozen companies from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Qatar.[LNB]Spurs have applied for planning permission to devleop a site adjacent to their existing White Hart Lane home and build a 58,000-seat stadium. The development would also include 450 new homes, offices, a 150-bedroom hotel and a supermarket.[LNB] Related ArticlesWin tickets to Man Utd v SpursSpurs sweat on Dawson injuryBent determined to prove worthMiddle Eastern airlines compete for Man Utd sponsorship dealCredit crunch: How Premier League teams will be affected by the financial downturnWenger close to signing new dealPaul Barber, the club's executive director, said: "There's a lot of excitement here about what we're doing as this will probably be the only football stadium to be built in London in the next decade. [LNB]"The critical part of that financing is finding a sponsor and we have identified the Middle East and the Far East as most likely to deliver that partner."[LNB]The club's present shirt sponsorship deal with internet casino firm Mansion expires next year and it is possible Tottenham could follow in the footsteps of Arsenal, who signed a combined deal with the Emirates airline, in 2006, for the naming rights of the Arsenal stadium and shirt sponsorship. [LNB]It is possible that any agreement could involve a "gift in kind", such as assistance with the building of the stadium, the cost of which is said to be around £390 million. [LNB] 

Source: Telegraph