AEG starts naming rights partner search for new Edinburgh Park Arena

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AEG Global Partnerships, the award-winning sponsorships arm of the leading live sport and entertainment company AEG Europe, is beginning its search for a naming rights partner for Edinburgh Park Arena.

Edinburgh Park Arena

The new venue, which received planning permission earlier this month, presents a fresh opportunity for brands to engage with some of the most passionate live entertainment fans in the UK.

Forming part of the evolving Edinburgh Park development, which is attracting global businesses and vibrant communities, the venue is expected to create over 1000 jobs and add an estimated £520 million to Edinburgh’s economy.

Paul Samuels, Executive Vice President, AEG Global Partnerships, said: “Edinburgh residents are one of the most active listeners of music per capita in the UK – even more so than London – and those entertainment fans have been missing an arena for too long.

“Our team is behind some of the most iconic partnerships in the world, including The O2 in London, and we’re now looking for an ambitious business who can seize this rare, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity with both hands.”

The business that takes up the naming rights for the world-class Edinburgh Park Arena will benefit from a bespoke and exclusive activation strategy that places their brand front-and-centre alongside some of the world’s hottest acts, all playing in a building under their name.

The exclusive opportunity will also allow the selected brand to build connection and trust with event-goers.

On average, a new naming rights partner will benefit from a 30% increase in consideration after the first 12 months, and a lift of 29% in favourability amongst fans attending events at the venue, making it an incredibly powerful addition to a marketing programme.

In addition to exclusive IP and designation, the naming rights partner will have a rare opportunity to have the brand integrated into the fabric of the venue, throughout both the interior design of the building and customer journey.

Each partnership is different and AEG Global Partnerships will collaborate with the naming rights partner to tailor the right asset mix, with options including:

  • Signature experiences – Exclusive lounges and upgrade rights
  • Landmark ticketing – Exclusive pre-sale partner rights
  • Social impact – Co-created programmes that make a difference to communities and causes
  • Digital out-of-home (OOH) – Leading share of voice across the campus broadcast circuit
  • Website and database – Branding across website and targeted promotion to databases
  • Product integration – Unique integrations at relevant touchpoints
  • Engaging experiential – Access to promotional slots in experiential areas across the site
  • Impactful branding – Dynamic branding across high traffic static assets

Along with naming rights partners, AEG Global Partnerships is seeking category partners who will be able to elevate the experiences of those visiting the venue, leaving them with memories they never forget.

Nathan Kosky, Vice President, Global Partnerships, AEG Europe, said“Being part of an evening that fans have looked forward to for months, years, or even a lifetime can help build amazing relationships with both prospective and existing customers, as well as ensuring your brand is a household name.”

Once an external contractor has been appointed and finance raised, construction is proposed to begin in 2025 and will continue over the course of two years, with the aim of delivering the first event in 2027.