Eleven Sports Media teams up with Blackburn Rovers to announce new partner programme

Eleven Sports Media is delighted to reveal a new partner programme with Blackburn Rovers Football Club focused on local business. True to its community-driven purpose, Eleven is also proud to become the new sponsor of the club’s Academy training wear.

The long-term partnership means businesses based in Blackburn and further afield across Lancashire will have the opportunity to align themselves with one of football’s oldest and most historic clubs.

The partner programme, which deepens the ties between Blackburn Rovers and its local community, will be underpinned by Eleven’s award-winning fan-engagement platforms. Match-going fans at Ewood Park will enjoy news, in-house content, social feeds, and Opta-powered stats through Eleven’s StadiumTV and StatTV, which also showcases brands to Blackburn’s large and passionate fanbase.

Outside of matchdays, and for Rovers fans following games from afar, StatZone delivers a second-screen experience that keeps supporters informed and entertained 24/7 with engaging, bespoke content on social media.

Formed in 1875 and founding members of the Football League, for almost 150 years Blackburn Rovers have remained dedicated to their proud fanbase.

Eleven’s community partner programme cements Blackburn’s commitment to supporting their local business community, which is more important than ever as companies look to recover from the pandemic.

This commitment is underscored by Eleven’s investment in the Blackburn Academy via its training wear sponsorship.

Matt Cairns CEO and Founder, said: “There are few football clubs in the world as long standing and vital to their local communities as Blackburn Rovers, and we’re delighted to be able to play part in club’s success going forward. It’s exciting to know that we’re contributing directly to the development of the club’s future stars by supporting its Academy. And we look forward to enlivening the matchday experience for fans at Ewood Park and beyond while providing a new platform for growth for businesses in the region.”

Blackburn Rovers Head of Commercial Paul Fielder added: “We are delighted to partner with Eleven Sports Media, who are bringing their state-of-the-art technology and vast expertise to Ewood Park, allowing us to enhance the matchday experience for our supporters.

“This will take our digital screens and social media platforms to a new level and create an exciting opportunity for local business partners to engage and connect directly with our fanbase.

“The Associate Partner programme, which will be delivered by Eleven Sports Media on behalf of the club and the Blackburn business community, forms the foundation level and an integral part of our new 2022-23 season partnership programme, giving progressive local businesses, who wish to grow their brand, a chance to align with the club.

“As sponsors of the Academy training wear, Eleven Sports Media’s investment into our youth set-up highlights their long-term commitment and desire to build a better and more sustainable future for the club.”