Here’s what’s going on in the soccer industry this morning…
- Spain’s professional soccer league expects to see revenue grow to 3.3 billion euros ($3.6 billion) this season, an increase that puts La Liga on pace to be richer than Germany’s Bundesliga within a year or two.
- Real Madrid have said it was “inappropriate” and “totally inaccurate” for the mayor of Vigo to suggest they wanted to disregard security measures to allow Sunday’s La Liga game at Celta Vigo to go ahead.
- Telecoms firm MegaFon has been announced as the official communications infrastructure partner of the 2018 Fifa World Cup in Russia.
- Online security firm Technology & Security has entered into a one-year commercial partnership with Italian soccer outfit Lazio.
- Vodafone Telekomunikasyon, the Turkish arm of the multinational telecommunications company, has agreed a two-year extension with Turkish soccer giants Beşiktaş.
- MTN has become the official Nigerian mobile telecommunications partner for English top-tier soccer team Arsenal.
- SeatGeek has announced a partnership with the Portland Timbers. Through SeatGeek’s new SeatGeek Open platform, which allows tickets to be sold directly within other apps and websites, the Timbers will be able to sell match tickets on Timbers.com, SeatGeek and any other app or site of the club’s choice, allowing fans to buy tickets directly from the club through a variety of platforms.
- Middlesbrough FC has released a new virtual reality app that gives fans a chance to go behind the scenes at Riverside Stadium.