NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Red Bulls (NYRB) and AT&T* announced today that AT&T will be the exclusive wireless sponsor of the New York Red Bulls. As part of the multi-year agreement, AT&T will be the title sponsor of the October 9, 2010 regular season match versus Real Salt Lake and its logo will be included on in-stadium signage throughout Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey. AT&T will also be the official sponsor of the NYRB Training Programs, Soccer Camps and Clinics that reach more than 40,000 youngsters throughout the tri-state area.
"AT&T would like to congratulate the New York Red Bulls on securing a coveted spot in the MLS Cup playoffs," said Tom DeVito vice president and general manager for AT&T in New York and New Jersey. "AT&T is committed to the team and extremely proud to share in the passion of Major League Soccer and the sport at all levels with fans throughout the New York area."
"We are excited to enter in this agreement with AT&T," said Red Bulls Managing Director Erik Stover. "AT&T is a world-class company and we believe that this is the beginning of a long and fruitful relationship between the two organizations. This agreement with a globally recognized organization is another step in our goal to be the premier franchise in Major League Soccer."
Today's announcement with the New York Red Bulls builds on AT&T's support of soccer teams throughout the metro New York region, the country and western hemisphere. Recently, USA Bid Committee announced AT&T as an official sponsor of the USA Bid Committee as part of the organization's efforts to bring the FIFA World Cup™ to the United States in 2018 or 2022.
AT&T is also the exclusive communications services sponsor of U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer, as well as an official sponsor of the Mexican National Soccer Team. AT&T has placed a priority on interacting with U.S. Soccer's Development Academy and the millions of MLS and U.S. Men's and Women's National Soccer Team fans. Through the sponsorship of these properties, AT&T is able to deliver exclusive content, unique fan experiences, and much more for these fervent aficionados – whether it is through the PC, TV or wireless device.
For more information on AT&T's sponsorships, please visit: http://fanzone.att.net.
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About the New York Red Bulls: The New York Red Bulls is one of 16 teams that comprise the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States – Major League Soccer. On the pitch, the team is led by captain Juan Pablo Angel and international stars Thierry Henry and Rafa Marquez. In March 2010, the team kicked off its first season at their new home, Red Bull Arena, the premier soccer facility in the United States located in Harrison, NJ. The 25,000-seat stadium features a dynamic form roof that covers all of the seating and features 30 Skyboxes, three premium clubs, two retail outlets and a Kentucky Bluegrass field. Red Bull Arena is privately funded stadium and owned by Red Bull GmbH, an Austrian company that produces the worlds leading energy drink. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
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