AC Milan has strengthened its relationship with Emirates after agreeing a new three-year deal with the state-owned airline.

As a result of the partnership, which will extend the relationship to 17 years, Emirates will remain the front-of-shirt sponsor for its senior men’s team, youth teams and for the Rossoneri Academy. Moreover the airline will retain the title of principal partner, the principal senior men’s team shirt sponsor and the official airline partner of the Serie A side.

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer, AC Milan stated: “We are thrilled to announce a 3-year extension to our relationship with Emirates, one that has truly stood the test of time. This renewal is a testament to the value both parties have brought to the table throughout this long term and collaborative partnership. The partnership of these two brands, with such strong international visibility is an extremely powerful one.

“We are delighted to support Emirates in showcasing the excellence and quality of their experience all over the world. Coming out of a global pandemic, our new deal with Emirates has also allowed the club to redefine its partnership strategy, providing an increased sponsorship inventory and therefore greater potential for further commercial partners moving forwards.”

According to the club, the new deal will also provide AC Milan with the opportunity to welcome new principal partners to the club’s growing commercial family, as part of its new marketing strategy. For the first time, spaces on the club’s first team shirt sleeve, training kit and women’s team shirts have been made available independently for other partners to purchase.

Flavio Ghiringhelli, Italy Country Manager, Emirates added: “AC Milan has been a great partner for Emirates. With them, we have found a like-minded brand with the same drive and vision for delivering quality experiences, and bringing the world together to celebrate a shared passion. We are delighted to renew our partnership, which demonstrates our long-term commitment to the club, and to fans of the sport in Italy and globally.”