List of sports clubs named after a sponsor

This is a list of sports teams that are named after a sponsor. Sports teams sometimes sell their names to increase revenue for themselves although this is often frowned upon by some sports organisations such as UEFA who ban sponsors names to be used when addressing a team. By contrast, in some countries and organisations, naming after a sponsor or corporate parent is standard practice; for instance, all teams in Nippon Professional Baseball are in whole or in part named after their corporate owners.

If the original name box is blank that means the team from being formed has always had a sponsor name such as a factory works team.

Current teams named after a sponsor

Official nameOther/Former nameSponsorStadiumCityCountrySportNotes
Airbus UK Broughton F.C.Airbus UKThe AirfieldBroughton WalesAssociation football[1]
Ashanti Gold SCAshanti Goldfields CorporationLen Clay StadiumObuasi GhanaAssociation football
Bayer 04 LeverkusenBayerBayArenaLeverkusen GermanyAssociation football[2]
Benetton RugbyBenetton TrevisoBenetton GroupStadio Comunale di MonigoTreviso ItalyRugby Union
Bidvest Wits F.C. Wits University F.C. Bidvest Bidvest Stadium Johannesburg  South Africa Association football
Coca-Cola Red SparksThe Coca-Cola CompanySawayaka Sports ParkFukuoka JapanRugby Union
Chevrolet WarriorsWarriorsChevroletSt George's ParkPort Elizabeth South AfricaCricket
Cruz AzulCemento Cruz AzulEstadio AztecaMexico City MexicoAssociation football
FC Red Bull SalzburgSV Austria SalzburgRed BullRed Bull ArenaWals-Siezenheim AustriaAssociation football[3]
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham FightersFightersNippon HamSapporo DomeSapporo JapanBaseball
Honda HeatHonda MotorSuzuka Sports GardenSuzuka JapanRugby Union
Jeonbuk Hyundai MotorsJeonbuk Buffalo F.C.HyundaiJeonju World Cup StadiumJeonju South KoreaAssociation football
Leeds CarnegieLeeds TykesLeeds Metropolitan UniversityHeadingley Carnegie StadiumLeeds EnglandRugby Union[4]
Marshall Milton Keynes LionsMilton Keynes LionsMarshall AmplificationMiddleton HallMilton Keynes EnglandBasketball
New York Red BullsMetroStarsRed BullRed Bull ArenaHarrison United StatesAssociation football
NT Realty Wofoo Tai PoTai Po FCNT RealtyTai Po Sports GroundTai Po Hong KongAssociation Football
OOH Lincoln L.F.C.Lincoln City L.F.C.OOH MediaAshby AvenueLincoln EnglandAssociation football[5]
Philips Sport VerenigingPSV EindhovenPhilipsPhilips StadionEindhoven NetherlandsAssociation football
RB LeipzigRasenBallsport LeipzigRed BullStadion am BadLeipzig GermanyAssociation football
Royal Challengers BangaloreRoyal ChallengeBangaloreBangalore IndiaCricket
Red Bull BrasilRed BullEstádio Moisés LucarelliCampinas BrazilAssociation football
Retravision WarriorsWestern WarriorsRetravisionWACA GroundPerth AustraliaCricket
SCG Muangthong United F.C.Muangthong UnitedSiam CementBangkok[6] ThailandAssociation football
Speed Blitz BluesNew South Wales BluesSpeed BlitzSydney Cricket GroundSydney AustraliaCricket
Suntory SungoliathSuntory Rugby FCSuntory distilleriesChichibunomiya Rugby StadiumFuchū, Tokyo JapanRugby union
Supersport United F.C.Pretoria CityM-NetAtteridgeville Super StadiumPretoria South AfricaAssociation football
Suwon Samsung Bluewings F.C.Samsung GroupSuwon World Cup StadiumSuwon South KoreaAssociation football
SV Wacker BurghausenWacker ChemieWacker ArenaBurghausen GermanyAssociation football
Technogroup Welshpool Town F.C.Welshpool Town F.C.TechnogroupMaes y Dre Recreation GroundWelshpool WalesAssociation football
Toyota VerblitzToyota Motor CorporationToyota StadiumToyota JapanRugby Union
Ulsan Hyundai FCHyundaiMunsu Cup StadiumUlsan South KoreaAssociation football
Vauxhall Motors F.C.Vauxhall MotorsRivacre ParkEllesmere Port EnglandAssociation football
West End RedbacksSouthern RedbacksWest End DraughtAdelaide OvalAdelaide AustraliaCricket

Former teams named after a sponsor

Former nameCurrent/Most recent nameSponsorStadiumCityCountrySportSponsorship Ended
Windsor Compuware SpitfiresWindsor SpitfiresCompuwareWFCU CentreWindsor, ON CanadaMajor Junior hockey1988
Finnairin PalloilijatFinnairTöölön PallokenttäHelsinki FinlandAssociation football1998
Inter CableTel A.F.C.Inter Cardiff F.C.CableTelCyncoed CampusCardiff WalesAssociation football1999
Laboral Kutxa BaskoniaSaski BaskoniaLaboral KutxaFernando Buesa ArenaVitoria-Gasteiz SpainBasketball2016
Bayer UerdingenKFC Uerdingen 05BayerUerdingen GermanyAssociation football1995
Mercedes-Benz F.C.Milton Keynes City F.C.Mercedes-BenzWolverton ParkMilton Keynes EnglandAssociation football1998
Miami HootersHootersMiami ArenaMiami United StatesArena Football1995
NEC HarlequinsHarlequin F.C.NECThe StoopLondon EnglandRugby Union2008
New Jersey Red DogsRed DogContinental Airlines ArenaEast Rutherford United StatesArena Football2000
New Orleans Shell ShockersNew Orleans JestersShell Oil CompanyPan American StadiumNew Orleans United StatesAssociation football2009
Panos Ljungskile SKLjungskile SKPanos EmporioSkarsjövallenLjungskile SwedenAssociation football2002
Sahara Pune Warriors IndiaPune Warriors IndiaSaharaSubrata Roy Sahara StadiumPune IndiaCricket2013
Southport VulcanSouthport F.C.VulcanHaig AvenueSouthport EnglandAssociation football1920
Matra-RacingRacing Club de ParisMatraParc des PrincesParis FranceAssociation football1989
Évian Thonon GaillardThonon Gaillard FCÉvianParc des SportsThonon FranceAssociation football2016
Sunderland Nissan F.C.NMUKThe Nissan Sports ComplexSunderland EnglandAssociation football2009
SV Chio Waldhof MannheimSV Waldhof MannheimChio ChipsCarl-Benz-StadionMannheim GermanyAssociation football1978
Total Network Solutions F.C.The New Saints F.C.Total Network SolutionsRecreation GroundLlansantffraid-ym-Mechain WalesAssociation football2006
Toyota Motor S.C.Nagoya GrampusToyota Motor CorporationMizuho Athletic StadiumNagoya JapanAssociation football1992
Wightlink RaidersIsle of Wight RaidersWightlinkRyde ArenaRyde EnglandIce Hockey2016

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