The New York Knicks have selected global sports marketing agency SPORTFIVE to secure the team’s next jersey patch sponsor, it was announced today.
As part of the new relationship, SPORTFIV E will serve as the Knicks’ exclusive sales agency in the search for its next jersey patch partner. The agency will leverage its extensive market intelligence, unparalleled global sales network, and vast experience in securing the ideal global brand partner for the team’s jersey patch across domestic and international markets.
The Knicks jersey patch is one of the most exclusive and prominent sponsorship opportunities in all of sports. As one of the NBA’s original teams, the Knicks have a rich history and the team’s playing in New York City – the global epicenter of entertainment and finance – would give a prospective partner a significant spotlight. Along with the jersey patch, a partner would receive significant assets across the board through the diverse portfolio of MSG Sports & MSG Entertainment, which includes Madison Square Garden, The World’s Most Famous Arena, MSG Network, and other major venue, television, and digital exposure.
In addition to the jersey patch, SPORTFIVE will look for partnerships for the Knicks with international-based brands through the NBA’s International Marketing Program.
“The next Knicks jersey patch partner will be woven into the fabric of our organization’s identity,” said David Hopkinson, President & COO, Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. “This patch will be worn by some of the world’s greatest athletes and deeply engrained into one of the most iconic brands in professional sports. We are excited to collaborate with SPORTFIVE on identifying the right partner for the New York Knicks.”
“The New York Knicks are one of the most historic franchises in the NBA, and as a team playing in the “Mecca of Basketball,” they are an integral part of the fabric of New York,” said Neil Glat, Co-President, Americas for SPORTFIVE. “We are thrilled to be working with the Knicks on the team’s next jersey patch partnership; this is a tremendous opportunity to find the right brand partner that will be an ideal fit for the Knicks and their fans.”