1. FC Köln, the German association football club and IMG Germany, a division of IMG Worldwide, the global sports, fashion and media company, announced today the extension of their existing partnership through June 2016. The two organizations have been working together since 2001.
The partnership continues to be focused on jointly developing the marketing of commercial rights to the German Bundesliga club. The contract with the 1. FC Köln was the first marketing mandate for IMG Germany in German professional football in 2001.
Matthias Pietza, IMG Managing Director Germany, looks back on the 10-year partnership and looks to the future with pleasure. "We are very proud to continue our support to the 1. FC Köln in regards to the marketing of the stadium rights and the club rights. The cooperation with the 1. FC Köln is something very special for IMG Germany, I have personally been involved from day one in what has been an exemplary partnership in the sports business that has been based on mutual respect and trust. We look forward to continuing our successful arrangement.”
Oliver Leki, Managing Director of 1. FC Köln, said, “We are convinced that we will be able to optimize the marketing for the club together with IMG in the near future and looking forward to further cooperation between our organizations.”
Michael Dolan, IMG’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer said, “We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with 1. FC Köln and we are very pleased to know that we will continue to work with the club into the future.”