List of teams named after a sponsor

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This is a list of sports teams that are named after a sponsor. Sports teams sometimes sell their names to increase revenue for themselves although this is often frowned upon by some sports organisations such as UEFA who ban sponsors names to be used when addressing a team. If the original name box is blank that means the team from being formed has always had a sponsor name such as a factory works team.

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Team name Non-Sponsored name Sponsor Stadium City Country Sport Notes
Airbus UK Broughton F.C. Airbus UK The Airfield Broughton  Wales Association football [1]
Ashanti Gold SC Ashanti Goldfields Corporation Len Clay Stadium Obuasi  Ghana Association football
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Bayer BayArena Leverkusen  Germany Association football [2]
Benetton Rugby Treviso Benetton Group Stadio Comunale di Monigo Treviso  Italy Rugby Union
Coca Cola West Red Sparks The Coca Cola Company Sawayaka Sports Park Fukuoka  Japan Rugby Union
Chevrolet Warriors Warriors Chevrolet St George's Park Port Elizabeth  South Africa Cricket
FC Red Bull Salzburg SV Austria Salzburg Red Bull Red Bull Arena Wals-Siezenheim  Austria Association football [3]
Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters Fighters Nippon Ham Sapporo Dome Sapporo  Japan Baseball
Honda Heat Honda Motor Suzuka Sports Garden Suzuka  Japan Rugby Union
Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Jeonbuk Buffalo F.C. Hyundai Jeonju World Cup Stadium Jeonju  South Korea Association football
Laboral Kutxa Baskonia Saski Baskonia Laboral Kutxa Fernando Buesa Arena Vitoria-Gasteiz  Spain Basketball
Leeds Carnegie Leeds Tykes Leeds Metropolitan University Headingley Carnegie Stadium Leeds  England Rugby Union [4]
Marshall Milton Keynes Lions Milton Keynes Lions Marshall Amplification Middleton Hall Milton Keynes  England Basketball
New York Red Bulls MetroStars Red Bull Red Bull Arena Harrison  United States Association football
NT Realty Wofoo Tai Po Tai Po FC NT Realty Tai Po Sports Ground Tai Po  Hong Kong Association Football
OOH Lincoln L.F.C. Lincoln City L.F.C. OOH Media Ashby Avenue Lincoln  England Association football [5]
PSV Eindhoven Phillips Philips Stadion Eindhoven  Netherlands Association football
RB Leipzig RasenBallsport Leipzig Red Bull Stadion am Bad Leipzig  Germany Association football
Royal Challengers Bangalore Royal Challenge Bangalore Bangalore  India Cricket
Red Bull Brasil Red Bull Estádio Moisés Lucarelli Campinas  Brazil Association football
Red Bull Racing Jaguar Racing Red Bull Milton Keynes[6]  England Formula 1
Retravision Warriors Western Warriors Retravision WACA Ground Perth  Australia Cricket
Sahara Pune Warriors India Pune Sahara Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium India  India Cricket
SCG Muangthong United F.C. Muangthong United Siam Cement Bangkok[6]  Thailand Association football
Scuderia Toro Rosso Minardi Red Bull Faenza[6]  Italy Formula 1
Speed Blitz Blues New South Wales Blues Speed Blitz Sydney Cricket Ground Sydney  Australia Cricket
Supersport United F.C. Pretoria City M-Net Atteridgeville Super Stadium Pretoria  South Africa Association football
Suwon Samsung Bluewings F.C. Samsung Group Suwon World Cup Stadium Suwon  South Korea Association football
SV Wacker Burghausen Wacker Chemie Wacker Arena Burghausen  Germany Association football
Technogroup Welshpool Town F.C. Welshpool Town F.C. Technogroup Maes y Dre Recreation Ground Welshpool  Wales Association football
Toyota Verblitz Toyota Motor Corporation Toyota Stadium Toyota  Japan Rugby Union
Ulsan Hyundai FC Hyundai Munsu Cup Stadium Ulsan  South Korea Association football
West End Redbacks Southern Redbacks West End Draught Adelaide Oval Adelaide  Australia Cricket
Wightlink Raiders Isle of Wight Raiders Wightlink Ryde Arena Ryde  England Ice Hockey

Former teams named after a sponsor[edit]

Sponsored name Non-sponsored name Sponsor Stadium City Country Sport Sponsorship Ended
Windsor Compuware Spitfires Windsor Spitfires Compuware Windsor Arena Windsor, ON  Canada Major Junior hockey 1988
Finnairin Palloilijat Finnair Töölön Pallokenttä Helsinki  Finland Association football 1998
Inter CableTel A.F.C. Inter Cardiff F.C. CableTel Cyncoed Campus Cardiff  Wales Association football 1999
Mercedes-Benz F.C. Milton Keynes City F.C. Mercedes-Benz Wolverton Park Milton Keynes  England Association football 1998
Miami Hooters Hooters Miami Arena Miami  United States Arena Football 1995
NEC Harlequins Harlequin F.C. NEC The Stoop London  England Rugby Union 2008
New Jersey Red Dogs Red Dog Continental Airlines Arena East Rutherford  United States Arena Football 2000
New Orleans Shell Shockers New Orleans Jesters Shell Oil Company Pan American Stadium New Orleans  United States Association football 2009
Panos Ljungskile SK Ljungskile SK Panos Emporio Skarsjövallen Ljungskile  Sweden Association football 2002
Sunderland Nissan F.C. NMUK The Nissan Sports Complex Sunderland  England Association football 2009
SV Chio Waldhof Mannheim SV Waldhof Mannheim Chio Chips Carl-Benz-Stadion Mannheim  Germany Association football 1978
Total Network Solutions F.C. The New Saints F.C. Total Network Solutions Recreation Ground Llansantffraid-ym-Mechain  Wales Association football 2006
Toyota Motor S.C. Nagoya Grampus Toyota Motor Corporation Mizuho Athletic Stadium Nagoya  Japan Association football 1992

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