Getafe CF and Legends Announce 15-Year Strategic Partnership

Legends to Support the Club on Improving the Commercial Offering and Fan Experience

Agreement Incorporates Legends Holistic Service Platform to Drive Club Revenue

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Getafe CF and Legends, a data-fueled global premium experiences company, announced today a 15-year strategic partnership centered around maximizing the club’s commercial offering and enhancing the fan experience.

Getafe CF will utilize Legends’ unique 360-degree service platform as part of the expansive, long-term partnership, including stadium planning and project management, premium hospitality sales, sponsorships, food and beverage operations and technology solutions. A collaborative, strategic approach will focus on driving long-term, sustainable growth across key revenue generating areas of the club’s business.

¨The Club’s evolution in recent years in the sporting, economic and social areas has led us to compete alongside some of the most important teams in European soccer. This agreement allows us to continue developing our business areas and make the Coliseum a 21st Century stadium. We are very pleased to partner with a company of such magnitude,” said Angel Torres, President, Getafe CF.

The initial phase of the partnership will focus on the planning and management to transform and modernize the stadium experience for fans at match and non-match days. Legends’ experienced team will conduct an in-depth market and feasibility study to guide a recommended approach for the stadium.

“Getafe has embraced what it takes to be on the leading edge of the sports fan experience. We are proud to partner with them to leverage our holistic expertise to accelerate the growth of the club across a number of fan and partner experiences, beginning with the development of a transformed Stadium for the future,” said Jesus Bueno, Managing Director of Iberia, Legends. “Our team will work side by side with the Getafe organization to ensure we are developing a stadium and sales strategy focused on long-term, sustainable growth for the club and delivering a first-class experience for their fans.”

Legends is partnered with many of the world’s most iconic sports, entertainment, and attractions brands. The company has a well-established presence in Madrid and will create a new team to guide and deliver the project alongside Legends’ team of global and national experts.

Throughout Europe, Legends also counts Real Madrid CF, Manchester City FC, Rugby World Cup 2023, UFC, The European Tour, and Ryder Cup as clients. The company has advised on numerous stadium development projects for clients including Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona, Seville FC, Tottenham Hotspur FC, Liverpool FC, Everton FC, Leicester City FC, Feyenoord, Inter Milan, and Club America, among many others.

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El Getafe y Legends se unen en un acuerdo a 15 años

La empresa norteamericana trabajará con el Club para mejorar las ofertas comerciales y la experiencia del Fan.

Legends incorpora en el acuerdo su plataforma de servicio holístico para maximizar los ingresos del Club.

Getafe FC x Legends

El Getafe Club de Fútbol y Legends han llegado a un acuerdo de 15 años, que se centrará en impulsar el crecimiento sostenible en las áreas clave de generación de ingresos del negocio de la entidad. La multinacional será parte activa de la comercialización de localidades premium, patrocinios y soluciones tecnológicas. Un enfoque colaborativo y estratégico para el desarrollo del Club. Se utilizará la plataforma única de servicios de 360 grados de Legends como parte de la asociación expansiva, incluyendo además los patrocinios y soluciones tecnológicas.

“La evolución del Club en los últimos años en el apartado deportivo, económico y social nos ha llevado a codearnos con algunos de los equipos más potentes del fútbol europeo. Este acuerdo permite seguir desarrollando las áreas de negocio y hacer del Coliseum un estadio del Siglo XXI. Estamos muy satisfechos de aliarnos con una empresa de tal magnitud”, asegura Ángel Torres, presidente del Getafe Club de Fútbol.

Legends colabora con muchas de las marcas deportivas, de entretenimiento y atracciones más emblemáticas del mundo. La empresa norteamericana tiene una presencia bien establecida en Madrid. Además, creará un nuevo equipo para guiar y entregar el proyecto junto con el grupo de expertos internacionales y nacionales de Legends.

En Europa, Legends también cuenta entre sus clientes al Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC, The Shard, Rugby World Cup 2023, UFC, The European Tour y Ryder Cup. La empresa ha asesorado en numerosos proyectos de desarrollo como los del Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool FC, Everton, Leicester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Feyenoord, Inter de Milán, Parma Calcio 1913, Club América y CF Monterrey, entre muchos otros.

“El Getafe Club de Fútbol ha adoptado lo que se necesita para estar a la vanguardia de la experiencia de los aficionados del deporte. Estamos orgullosos de asociarnos con esta entidad, aprovechando nuestra experiencia para acelerar el crecimiento del Club a través de una serie de experiencias de los fans y abonados”, asegura Jesús Bueno, director general de Legends en España y Portugal. “Trabajaremos codo con codo con la dirección del Getafe para asegurar una estrategia de ventas centrada en el crecimiento sostenible, y a largo plazo del Club, y en ofrecer una experiencia de primera clase a sus aficionados” añade el ejecutivo.

“Este acuerdo para el Club supone la posibilidad de continuar con su proceso de expansión de marca internacional. Además de un impulso del área comercial y una mejora de las experiencias de nuestros aficionados”, añade Alberto Heras, director de marketing y comercial del Getafe Club de Fútbol.

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BNP Paribas Open Partners with Legends for New and Improved On-Site Retail Experience

The BNP Paribas Open announced a new partnership with global premium experiences company Legends to operate an enhanced on-site retail experience at the tournament, which will next be held at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 6-19, 2023. The announcement was made as part of an unveiling of a number of upgraded amenities, partners and new events ahead of the 2023 tournament.

“Legends is proud to partner with the BNP Paribas Open to provide an unparalleled retail experience with expanded merchandise offerings to all fans visiting the Indian Wells Tennis Garden,” said Kirta Carroll, President, Legends Global Merchandise.

“The 2023 edition of Tennis Paradise is shaping up to be the best one yet,” said Tournament Director Tommy Haas. “With a completely revamped retail experience, a host of new fan activations and events, and of course – the best tennis players in the world competing for the title, we couldn’t be more excited to welcome fans to the Indian Wells Tennis Garden this March.”

Legends’ fully integrated retail and merchandising vertical solution works with world-class clients around the globe across e-commerce, in-venue retail, large scale live event, brick and mortar store operations, licensing, and customer merchandise. This includes vast experience developing and operating on-site retail at some of the world’s largest sporting events and premier venues including the Super Bowl, PGA Championship, SoFi Stadium and more.

The Academy of Country Music and Legends Announce Multi-Year Partnership

Legends to Help Build Year-Round Global Partnership Portfolio for Acclaimed Country Music Organization, From Flagship Events to Original Content and more 

The Academy of Country Music ® (ACM) and Legends, a data-fueled global premium experiences company, announced today a new, exclusive multi-year partnership focused on driving 360º sponsorship portfolio growth for the Academy, including developing and launching high-impact opportunities tied to the organization’s tentpole annual live events, as well as new programs and initiatives celebrating and honoring Country Music. The alliance marks a historic union, bringing together the powerhouse forces behind many of the world’s biggest sports franchises with the innovative and celebrated Country Music organization behind the first major awards show to stream live around the globe. 

Through the agreement, Legends will lead a strategic, data-driven approach to brand partnerships for the Academy, ranging from on-site activations, original content commissions, and digital activations around ACM signature events, including the iconic Academy of Country Music Awards and surrounding events, and ACM Honors, known as the “Country Music industry’s favorite night,” as well as ACM Party for a Cause and other events benefiting ACM Lifting Lives, the philanthropic partner of the Academy. 

Legends will also work with the Academy to develop unique, new brand opportunities incorporating the Academy’s new state-of-the-art world headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as branded content franchises, social media campaigns, and dynamic new activations to engage the ever-growing global Country Music fan base. A dedicated business development team will be established by Legends to focus solely on the Academy partnership. 

“Legends has a proven track record of championing the largest and most successful brands in the world, and we’re thrilled to be able to collaborate with them, at this potent moment for the ACM, to bring new and exciting opportunities to the Academy, our industry, and our partners,” said Jen Heaton, ACM Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. “Coming off a triumphant 2022 for the Academy, we are eager to continue blazing a bright new path, particularly with the 58th ACM Awards’ return to Texas this spring, and working hand-in-hand with Legends will deliver the vigorous, multi-faceted, and mutually beneficial programs to maintain our exceptional momentum forward.” 

“Legends is excited to work alongside the great team at the Academy of Country Music to execute a brand partnership strategy that will celebrate and help grow their unique, year-round Country Music Lifestyle platform that reaches fans around the world,” said Chris Hibbs, President, Legends Global Partnerships.  

Legends is partnered with many of the world’s most iconic sports, entertainment, and attractions brands, including The New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, One World Observatory, and Real Madrid. It is helping lead partnerships for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties through the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.  

The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards™ is produced by dick clark productions and will livestream exclusively on Prime Video for a global audience on Thursday, May 11, 2023, live from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. 

Legends Partners with Cirque Du Soleil Entertainment Group to Drive Global Enterprise Sponsorships

Legends, a data-fueled global premium experiences company, and Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group (“Cirque du Soleil”), a world leader in live entertainment, announced today a new business partnership centered around driving worldwide enterprise sponsorships for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

Through a strategic, data-first approach, Legends will manage the global partnership strategy for Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, whose portfolio includes 38 unique active shows with more than 5,000 performances globally each year. Legends has established a dedicated sales team for Cirque du Soleil that will focus solely on securing new partnership opportunities to propel the long-term growth of the organization. Ian Partilla, a veteran entertainment, sports and media industry sales executive, will lead the team as Vice President, Global Partnerships – Cirque du Soleil. 

The appointment of Legends follows Cirque du Soleil’s hiring of Nickole Tara as Chief Growth Officer, a newly created position focused on leading growth initiatives for the future of the brand, go-to-market strategy and value creation opportunities across Sponsorships, Consumer Products, Branded Content and Filmed/Immersive Entertainment.

“We are enthusiastic about partnering with Legends to expand our reach and explore new business ventures. With the support of their team of experts, we will be able to secure new exciting partnership opportunities for the brand and propel the business to the next level,” said Nickole Tara, Chief Growth Officer, Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group.

“Cirque du Soleil is an incredible storied brand with massive appeal around the world. Legends is proud to work alongside Nickole and her team to create innovative new sponsorship platforms for partners that want to align with a truly global entity in Cirque du Soleil,” said Chris Hibbs, President, Legends Global Partnerships.

Cirque du Soleil has a global reach that includes more than 365 million attendees to date with performances in over 1,450 cities worldwide across six different continents. This includes selling more than 10.2 million tickets in 110 plus cities annually. In addition, the brand reaches hundreds of millions of fans across its digital and social media platforms.

Legends is partnered with many of the world’s most iconic sports, entertainment, and attractions brands, including New York Yankees, Dallas Cowboys, One World Observatory, Real Madrid, and is helping lead partnerships for the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Properties through the 2028 Games in Los Angeles.

U.S. Soccer Federation and Legends Announce Long, Term, Omnichannel Retail Partnership Extension

The Partnership will Elevate National Team Event and Digital Retail Experiences for U.S. Soccer Fans; Legends will Continue Providing the Broadest Selection of U.S. Soccer Merchandise Available

The U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and Legends today announced a long term, multi-year agreement, building on four years of partnership to keep Legends as the provider for all U.S. Soccer Store experiences both online and at events.

“We’re incredibly excited and energized to extend our partnership with Legends,” said Maribeth Towers, U.S. Soccer Vice President of Consumer Products. “Providing our fans with the best possible shopping experiences at our events and online is a priority for us, and Legends has a proven record of doing just that while also helping us provide an amazing range of merchandise. We’re excited to continue building on the foundation we’ve established over the past few years.”

Legends recently executed a complete best-in-class redesign of the online U.S. Soccer Store, presented by Visa. The redesign was implemented with a customer-first approach including the broadest product assortment available anywhere and features that will help U.S. Soccer further understand fan need and enhance communication with them. Legends and U.S. Soccer will continue to evolve the digital shopping experience to serve fans.

In addition, Legends will continue to operate retail experiences at all official USSF events including Visa Fan Studio, a mobile unit that can be deployed at U.S. Men’s and Women’s National Team matches.

Future plans include implementing an elevated and interactive version of the Visa Fan Studio that will feature exclusive fan engagement experiences, first-look product drops and the largest product selection available yet.

“Legends is proud to continue our partnership with U.S. Soccer both digitally and via physical footprint at all USSF events. There is so much momentum behind the sport within our nation and we are thrilled to help the federation best serve their growing fanbase through great product and custom, incredible experiences,” said Kirta Carroll, President, Legends Global Merchandise.  

U.S. Soccer and Legends first partnered in 2018. Since then, their successful collaboration has resulted in two record-setting U.S. Soccer jersey launches, with 2022 sales doubling the previous best in 2021, as well as breaking multiple merchandise per cap records for the Men’s and Women’s National Teams events.

In addition to U.S. Soccer, Legends provides its services to an array of sports organizations at the highest levels including the NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, WWE, UFC, PGA and more.

3ICE and Legends Enter Strategic Partnership to Support and Accelerate Growth of new 3-on-3 Hockey League

Legends to Manage Sponsorships, Merchandise and Make Strategic Investment in 3ICE

3ICE, a three-on-three professional ice hockey league, and Legends, a data-intelligence fueled global premium experiences company, announced today a strategic partnership to support and accelerate the growth of the new independent North American hockey league. In addition to managing several lines of revenue generating operations for 3ICE, Legends will make a minority investment in the league.

3ICE concluded its successful inaugural season in August with a nationally televised championship tournament live from Las Vegas on CBS. The league will return for its second season in summer 2023. As part of the comprehensive new partnership, Legends will manage sponsorships, omnichannel merchandise, media strategy and buying for 3ICE, leveraging the company’s technology solutions division to deliver innovative, data-driven actionable insights and solutions across each service. In addition, 3ICE will have access to all areas of Legends’ intelligence-fueled 360-degree service solution, including planning, sales, and hospitality, as the league expands.

“We are overjoyed to partner with Legends across so many of their skillsets, it is a large step forward that continues our rapid growth and further validates our business and will translate into better experiences for all of our fans, sponsors, players, investors and every division within 3ICE,” said E.J. Johnson, CEO of 3ICE.

“E.J. and his team at 3ICE have created an exhilarating new take on a classic sport, giving the built-in fan base more of the speed, skill and thrill they love. We are excited to work alongside them to accelerate the growth of the league following an impressive inaugural season,” said Gabby Roe, President, Legends Growth Enterprises.

In the first season, 3ICE featured six teams with professional hockey pedigree players who traveled to eight tour-stops to compete in a tournament where each game consists of two, eight-minute halves using a running clock on a full-sized rink. Craig Patrick is League Commissioner and he was joined by six NHL Hall of Fame players as team coaches: Guy Carbonneau, Grant Fuhr, John LeClair, Joe Mullen, Larry Murphy and Bryan Trottier. The inaugural season of 3ICE aired on CBS Sports in the United States, TSN in Canada and ESPN for international rights. Players competed for more than $2 million in prize money throughout the season.

3ICE joins a growing list of Legends Growth Enterprises partners, the company’s division focused on leveraging its 360° service solution to support sports and entertainment properties, attractions, events, and platforms that are positioned for accelerated growth.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS SCHLIEßEN PARTNERSCHAFT MIT LEGENDS FÜR SPONSORSHIPVERMARKTUNG IN DEUTSCHLAND

Die Tampa Bay Buccaneers und Legends haben heute eine langfristige Partnerschaft zur Vermarktung des Teams in Deutschland bekannt gegeben. Das globale Sportmarketingunternehmen wird die Sponsoringvermarktung des Superbowl Siegers von 2021 verantworten. Dafür greift Legends auf seine datengetriebene Vertriebsexpertise zurück.

Als eines von vier Teams erhielten die Buccaneers im Rahmen der NFL-Initiative International Home Marketing Area (IHMA) internationale Vermarktungsrechte in Deutschland. Tampa Bay, angeführt vom siebenfachen Super Bowl-Champion Tom Brady, wird am Sonntag, den 13. November 2022, im ersten NFL Regular Season Game in der ausverkauften Allianz Arena in München gegen die Seattle Seahawks antreten.

„Die Buccaneers-Fans in Deutschland haben unser Team schnell ins Herz geschlossen, und es herrscht eine riesige Begeisterung für das historische Spiel, das im November in München ausgetragen wird“, sagte Brian Ford, Chief Operating Officer der Buccaneers. „Unser Partner Legends wird uns maßgeblich dabei unterstützen, auf Basis dieser Begeisterung langfristige Unternehmensbeziehungen aufzubauen und die Marke Buccaneers in Deutschland zu etablieren. Als führendes Unternehmen im globalen Sportmarketing verfügt Legends über die richtige Expertise, uns dabei zu unterstützen, unsere Ziele in Deutschland zu erreichen.“

Das in Hamburg ansässige Legends Team wird die Partnerschaft mit den Buccaneers, die bis zum Ende der IHMA-Rechte des Teams im Jahr 2026 vereinbart ist, verantworten. Legends arbeitet mit den weltweit bekanntesten Sport-, Unterhaltungs- und Entertainmentmarken zusammen und verfügt über umfangreiche Expertise in der globalen Sponsorshipvermarktung. Die Hospitalitysparte des Unternehmens ist bereits Partner der Buccaneers und betreut den Cateringbetrieb im Raymond James Stadium.

„Millionen von Fans fiebern bereits dem ersten Regular Season Game der NFL in Deutschland entgegen. Legends ist stolz darauf, mit den Buccaneers zusammenzuarbeiten, und bei der Entwicklung von strategischen Partnerschaften zu unterstützen, um die Präsenz in Deutschland weiter nachhaltig auszubauen“, sagt Jens König, Managing Director Central Europe von Legends.

Die erfolgreichste Sportliga der Welt, NFL und die Buccaneers haben eine weltweite, begeisterte Fangemeinde. Es ist das vierte Mal, dass die Buccaneers am NFL International Game teilnehmen. Zuvor spielten sie dreimal in London, England, (2009, 2011 und 2019), zweimal im Wembley-Stadion und einmal im Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Partner with Legends for Sponsorship Sales in Germany

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Legends announced today a new partnership focused on commercialization for the team in Germany. As part of the agreement, the global premium experiences company will manage a data-driven sponsorship sales strategy for the Buccaneers to assist the team’s brand building efforts in Germany.

The Buccaneers were one of four teams awarded international marketing rights in Germany as part of the NFL’s International Home Marketing Area (IHMA) initiative. Tampa Bay, led by seven-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady, will take on the Seattle Seahawks in a groundbreaking game in Munich, Germany on Sunday, November 13, 2022, at Allianz Arena, a 75,000-seat stadium that is home to FC Bayern Munich of the Bundesliga. This first-ever NFL regular season game in Germany is sold out.

“Buccaneers fans in Germany have quickly embraced our team and there is a genuine excitement for the historic game that will be played in Munich in the coming weeks,” said Buccaneers Chief Operating Officer Brian Ford. “Our partners at Legends will play a crucial role in helping us build off this initial wave of enthusiasm as we focus on building long-term corporate relationships and establishing the Buccaneers brand throughout Germany. As leaders in the global premium experiences industry, Legends has all of the expertise required to help us maximize our opportunities as we focus on elevating and expanding our presence in Germany.”     

Legends’ Germany team based out of Hamburg will lead the engagement with the Buccaneers, which runs through the end of the team’s IHMA rights in 2026. Legends is partnered with many of the world’s most iconic sports, entertainment, and attractions brands and has extensive experience leading global partnership sales for premier professional sports teams. The company’s Hospitality division is currently also partnered with the Buccaneers, overseeing food and beverage operations at Raymond James Stadium.

“Legends is proud to partner with the Buccaneers to help the team establish a lasting brand presence in Germany through strategic marketing partnerships and activations,” said Jens König, Managing Director of Central Europe, Legends International. “Germany has a strong NFL fan base, and we look forward to working with the Buccaneers to find the right partners in Germany to build on the excitement in the market surrounding the upcoming sold-out game in Munich.”   

The Buccaneers have fans around the world and have consistently been featured in the global spotlight for the NFL. This is the fourth time the Buccaneers will take part in the NFL’s International Series of games, having previously played in London, England three times (2009, 2011 and 2019), twice at Wembley Stadium and once at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

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LEGENDS ACELERA SU EXPANSIÓN INTERNACIONAL

EL RESPETADO EJECUTIVO DEL SECTOR JESÚS BUENO ES NOMBRADO DIRECTOR GENERAL DE IBERIA

La inversión continua en infraestructuras apoya el crecimiento europeo de la empresa

Legends, una empresa de experiencias premium alimentada por la inteligencia de datos, está acelerando su crecimiento mundial con inversión y expansión continua en el negocio internacional. Hoy, la compañía ha anunciado el nombramiento del respetado ejecutivo del sector Jesús Bueno como Director General de Iberia. Bueno se une a Legends después de 12 años en la NBA, y más recientemente como Vicepresidente de Europa, Oriente Medio y África.

Bueno supervisará el desarrollo y la implementación de la plataforma única de servicios 360 grados de Legends en España y Portugal, haciendo crecer el negocio y apoyando la asociación de Legends con el Real Madrid CF. La solución holística basada en datos de Legends para organizaciones deportivas y de entretenimiento, recintos y atracciones está compuesta por las divisiones de servicios de Planificación, Ventas, Partnerships, Hospitality, Merchandise y Soluciones Tecnológicas.

“El negocio global de Legends se está expandiendo rápidamente, y nos sentimos humildes por las increíbles marcas que tenemos el privilegio de apoyar en el escenario mundial,” dijo Mike Tomon, Co-Presidente y COO de Legends. “Con nuestro negocio establecido en España y una confianza bien fundada en el mercado, es el momento adecuado para una mayor inversión en infraestructura que respalde nuestro compromiso con el dinámico panorama deportivo en España. El conocimiento del mercado y la profunda experiencia de Chus en la industria nos ayudarán a impulsar el crecimiento continuo y a liderar un equipo local en Iberia que proporcionará resultados de clase mundial aprovechando nuestra solución única de servicio 360.”

Legends está asociada con muchas de las marcas deportivas, de entretenimiento y de atracciones más emblemáticas del mundo. En España, esto incluye una asociación integral con el Real Madrid CF que aprovecha la plataforma 360º de la empresa para optimizar la gestión del famoso estadio Santiago Bernabéu. Además, Legends está trabajando estrechamente con varios clubes de primera división de La Liga proporcionando un amplio trabajo de viabilidad para ayudar a los clubes en las decisiones de inversión en infraestructuras. En toda Europa, Legends también cuenta con el Liverpool FC, el Manchester United FC, The Shard, la Copa del Mundo de Rugby 2023, la UFC, el European Tour y la Ryder Cup como clientes.

Bueno cuenta con más de 25 años de experiencia global en la gestión del deporte profesional y el entretenimiento en todas las disciplinas empresariales. Antes de incorporarse a Legends, ocupó cargos ejecutivos en la NBA durante 12 años, el último como Vicepresidente para Europa, Oriente Medio y África. Antes de la NBA, Bueno fue Director General de la Federación Española de Baloncesto en España, organizando el Eurobasket 2007 en España, así como Director General del BID ESPAÑA 2014 que ganó la FIBA WC2014 en 2009. Bueno comenzó su carrera como jugador profesional de baloncesto en España. Tras retirarse como jugador, comenzó su carrera ejecutiva en 1995 dirigiendo la Asociación de Jugadores de Baloncesto en España y Europa durante 10 años.

Legends Accelerates Global Expansion

RESPECTED INDUSTRY EXECUTIVE JESUS BUENO APPOINTED MANAGING DIRECTOR OF IBERIA

Continued Investment in Infrastructure Supports European Growth of the Business

Legends, a data-intelligence fueled global premium experiences company, is accelerating its worldwide growth with continued investment and expansion in the company’s burgeoning International business. Today, the company announced the appointment of well-respected industry executive Jesus Bueno as Managing Director of Iberia. Bueno joins Legends after 12 years at the NBA, most recently serving as Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Bueno will oversee the development and implementation of Legends’ unique 360-degree services platform in Spain and Portugal. Legends holistic data-driven solution for sports and entertainment organizations, venues and attractions is comprised of Planning, Sales, Partnerships, Hospitality, Merchandise and Technology Solutions service divisions.

“Legends global business is rapidly expanding, and we are humbled by the incredible brands we have the privilege of supporting on the world stage,” said Mike Tomon, Co-President and COO, Legends. “With our established business in Spain and well-found confidence in the market, the time is right for a further investment in infrastructure to underpin our commitment to the dynamic sporting landscape in Spain. Chus’ market expertise and deep industry experience will help us drive continued growth and lead a local team in Iberia that will provide world-class results leveraging our unique 360° service solution.”

Legends is partnered with many of the world’s most iconic sports, entertainment, and attractions brands. In Spain this includes an expansive partnership with Real Madrid CF leveraging the company’s 360° platform to optimize the management of the renowned Santiago Bernabéu stadium. As well, Legends is working closely with several La Liga first division clubs providing wide-ranging feasibility work to assist the clubs in infrastructure investment decisions. Throughout Europe, Legends also counts Liverpool FC, Manchester United FC, The Shard, Rugby World Cup 2023, UFC, The European Tour and Ryder Cup as clients.

Bueno has more than 25 years of global experience in professional sports management and entertainment across all business disciplines. Before joining Legends, he held executive positions at the NBA for 12 years, last serving as Vice President for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to the NBA, Bueno was the Managing Director of the Spanish Basketball Federation in Spain, organizing the Eurobasket 2007 in Spain, as well as the Managing Director of SPAIN 2014 BID that won the FIBA WC2014 in 2009. Bueno started his career as a professional basketball player in Spain. After retiring as a player, he began his executive career in 1995 running the Basketball Players Association in Spain and Europe for 10 years.

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