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Hammers could seek out billion dollar sponsor

The £4 billion US sportswear brand Foot Locker has been rumoured as a possible new West Ham sponsor if the Government bans betting firms according to Hammers News  

The Hammers will need to find a new main sponsor if the Government bans betting companies like Betway from sponsoring football club shirts.

The Irons are one of nine clubs in the Premier League that has a gambling company as their main sponsor on the front of their kits and pitchside.

A city source has told Hammers News that West Ham is – understandably – making contingency plans ahead of the expected Government ban and one of those could be Foot Locker.

It might not be a coincidence that West Ham shareholder and director Daniel Kretinsky owns 10.3% of Footlocker worth £370m at least

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Hew owns 10% of Sainsbury’s, 19% of Royal Mail, 4.63% stake in French retailer Casino and a stake German company Metro as well as a 5% stake at US department store Macy’s.

Could we see some of these brands as future sponsors of West Ham or even a naming rights partner for the London Stadium?

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

4 comments on “Hammers could seek out billion dollar sponsor

  1. Looking at the footlocker logo are you sure it wasn’t Newcastle United they are looking to sponsor?

  2. If it’s the case he owns a stake in footlocker, didn’t the Prem just ban owner affiliated sponsors? How could that be possible then?

  3. About time we had a naming rights partner.
    Foot Locker sounds profitable. The Footlocker Cup to be won versus Miami Galaxy. Book me a ticket.

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