Kia Motors has become an Official Partner of the UEFA Europa League. The three-year sponsorship agreement commences in time for the 2018/19 season, and runs through to the UEFA Europa League final in 2021.
The UEFA Europa League is the world’s largest professional club football competition, involving 48 clubs from 55 countries across Europe, and attracting a global cumulative TV audience of 1 billion across all programming.
As Official Partner, Kia Motors will supply a fleet of 90 vehicles for the UEFA Europa League finals in 2019, 2020 and 2021. The fleet will be used to transport referees, officials, delegates and VIPs.
Kia will draw on its global network of digital marketing channels to extend the Europa League experience beyond the European region to bring the action closer to football fans around the world.
Yong-Won Cho, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Kia Motors Corporation said: “We are excited to become an Official Partner of the UEFA Europa League for the next three seasons, continuing our long-established link with the most popular sport, not just in Europe but around the world.
“The UEFA Europa League presents us with the perfect platform from which to engage more closely with fans all over the globe, and enhancing Kia’s visibility.”
UEFA Ambassador and football legend Hernan Crespo added: “I am a huge fan of the UEFA Europa League. I have fantastic memories of playing in the competition and even lifting the iconic trophy in 1999. The competition goes from strength to strength and now with the support of Kia Motors, this is something that can only continue to accelerate.”
The UEFA Europa League 2018/19 season group stage will commence on September 20, 2018 while the knock-out stage will start on 14 February, 2019.
The final will be held at Baku’s Olympic Stadium on 29 May, 2019 where Kia will roll-out various activities to generate excitement and give unique experiences to football fans around the world.