Newly promoted AFC Bournemouth have announced that Gibraltar based Mansion Group will be their shirt sponsors for the upcoming Premier League season. The Cherries secured a shock promotion to the top flight from the Championship by winning the league in 2014/15, and have opted for a change in sponsors, with Mansion coming in to replace Energy Consulting.
Mansion will be sponsors for all three of AFCB’s 15/16 kits- home, away and third, and their training wear.
Slightly older football fans will remember Mansion’s earlier sponsorship of Tottenham Hotspur. They inked a four year deal worth £34m back in 2006, allegedly after missing out on sponsoring Manchester United. This was a big deal back then, with the company having only been established in 2004, and betting tie ups with league clubs weren’t so common as they are today.
Cherries manager Eddie Howe and the likes of Andrew Surman and Tyrone Mings were present at the sponsorship announcement.
Mansion, who also own the domain Casino.com, got their UKGC operating licence a couple of months ago.
The deal between the two parties was negotiated by SportQuake, and both Sagi Lahav (Mansion CEO) and Rob Mitchell (Bournemouth commercial head) expressed satisfaction at the deal and hoped for a successful partnership ahead.