Yanmar Sponsors New York Red Bulls as Jersey Patch Sponsor for MLS is Back Tournament
July 14, 2020
ADAIRSVILLE, GA (July 14, 2020) – As the New York Red Bulls return to action with the MLS is Back Tournament in Orlando, Florida, Yanmar has enhanced presence by being featured on the First-Team kit. As the official sleeve-patch partner, Yanmar’s logo is being displayed on both sleeves of the team’s uniform for the duration of the nationally televised tournament.
"When identifying a partner for our jersey sleeve, it was very important that their core values reflected those of our club,” said Red Bulls General Manager Marc de Grandpre. “For the last five years, our relationship with Yanmar has continued to evolve, and we are extremely proud that they will be further ingrained within our organization and community."
Yanmar has been the New York Red Bulls official Agricultural Machinery Partner, Marine Partner and Diesel Engine Partner since 2015. Yanmar was the first partner to have permanent branding inside of Red Bull Arena and has also been featured on the sleeve of the club’s training gear since 2015.
The Red Bulls and Yanmar’s partnership extends beyond traditional partnership assets. Yanmar’s Agricultural Machinery equipment plays an integral role in the maintenance of Red Bull Arena’s world-class playing surface. In 2018, Yanmar put its Marine division to work in support of the Red Bull Foiling Generation World Finals held in Miami, Florida.
“Soccer unites people, across languages and borders,” said Sota Harayama, head of the Sports Business Promotion Office of YANMAR HOLDINGS Co., Ltd. “Together with New York Red Bulls, it is Yanmar’s hope that the return of the competition will inspire and encourage fans in these unprecedented times. It is in these most trying circumstances that we need to support each other even more and that is what we aim to symbolize by having our logo on the team’s jersey.”
The MLS is Back Tournament kicked off on July 8, with the Red Bulls first match taking place on July 11 against Atlanta United FC, with coverage on FOX and TUDN. The tournament is being held entirely on the properties of Disney’s Wide World of Sports complex. Extensive health and safety protocols are in place for the well-being of players and staff, including regular Covid-19 testing.
Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1912, Yanmar was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. A pioneer in diesel engine technology, Yanmar is a global innovator in a wide range of industrial equipment, from small and large engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, to machine tools, and components — Yanmar’s global business operations span seven domains.
On land, at sea, and in the city, Yanmar provides advanced solutions to the challenges customers face, towards realizing A Sustainable Future.
For more details, please visit the official website of Yanmar Holdings Co., Ltd.
About the New York Red Bulls
The New York Red Bulls are one of 26 teams in Major League Soccer (MLS). RBNY, one of the ten charter clubs of MLS, have competed in the league since its founding in 1996. The Red Bulls play home matches at Red Bull Arena (RBA) in Harrison, New Jersey. The three-time MLS Supporters' Shield Winners are owned by the Austrian beverage company Red Bull for which the team is named. The New York Red Bulls offer one of the nation's premier youth soccer development programs, from local soccer partnerships across New York and New Jersey to Regional Development Schools and the Red Bulls Academy teams.
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