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Q: Major sports sponsors ( Answered 2 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Major sports sponsors
Category: Sports and Recreation > Team Sports
Asked by: cmat-ga
List Price: $15.00
Posted: 29 Oct 2002 11:41 PST
Expires: 28 Nov 2002 11:41 PST
Question ID: 92256
Who are the major corporate sponsors for NASCAR, MLB, NFL, NBA and NHL?
Subject: Re: Major sports sponsors
Answered By: kauza-ga on 29 Oct 2002 12:25 PST
Rated:2 out of 5 stars
Dear cmat,
There are many many sponsors, many for individual teams.  I assume
that you are asking who the major sponsors are for the leagues
themselves.  The individual teams, especially in Nascar, would be in
such a great number that even an expert could not count them all.  But
I will try to individually give you a summary of 5 or more sponsors
that reoccur in these leagues which you listed.

By simply visiting the site, you are able to see
a few of the sponsors for Nascar.  Wendy's restaurant shows that they
sponsor something on the site called the race menu.  But, when you
really want to go into depth on the sponsors, there is a link at the
bottom of the Nascar site which will tell you each and every one of
the corporate sponsors.  The link which you can view is  For a brief summary, these
sponsors include Kellogg's, McDonalds, Sears, Winston, and Ford
Trucks.  In addition, you can see what their promotional partners are
below the sponsors.

The MLB also has a similar page, but this one was much harder to find,
so here is the link to that page.
 Although the text and background are black, if you highlight the text
you can see which are the sponsors of, the actual MLB, and
even the advertising partners.  MLB sponsors include
Anheuser-Busch,Century 21, Clarinex, Frito Lay, and Gatorade.

Although on the site I was unable to find an official list of
sponsors, I did find many companies who do sponsor.  From viewing the
homepage, you can see the Pepsi and Motorola are among sponsors.  But
then after a search of "NFL sponsors", I found these
results:  ://
 After sifting through these results, you can see many more NFL
sponsors.  Although be careful to notice whether it is actually
talking about the National Football League and not another NFL.  If
you would like more clarification on the NFL sponsors, please say so. 
I only limited this one due to time restraints but I would be happy to

The NBA has a similar situation.  Due to time limits I wasn't able to
find an official list on the NBA site, but I see that Gatorade takes
at least some part in sponsorship.  Another Google search for "NBA
sponsors" yielded these results:
Again, I can spend further time on this at another time but in two
hours it is difficult to search all of the NBA site as well as all the
Google results.  Please, if you would like clarification, I would be
more than happy to provide it.

As for the NHL, the entire site is sponsored by MSN sports. 
But as for a list, it is nowhere to be found.  They do offer
opportunities for sponsorship, but sadly no list of sponsors.  A
Google search of "NHL sponsors" turned over these results:

I hope all of this helps you.  I know some answers were better than
others, but some sites were just better than others.  If you would
like, a route I could suggest taking for you would be to send an email
to the various addresses on the official sites and ask if they can
provide you with a list of sponsors.  If you would like, I will try
this for you, although I can not be sure I will get responses.  I hope
this helps you, and thank you for using Google Answers!!!
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