Mike Tyson’s company want to buy Barca’s Camp Nou naming rights
Mike Tyson’s marijuana firm has now emerged as one of the leading brands keen to do business with Barcelona
The club recently announced they will be donating Camp Nou’s naming rights to Barca Foundation in fight against COVID-19
The iconic stadium has never been renamed since opening its gates in 1957 – SwissX, which sells a range of CBD and cannabis-based products is looking to raise its profile by associating itself with Barca Mike Tyson’s cannabis company, SwissX, has shown interest in acquiring the naming rights of Camp Nou Stadium.
Barcelona are looking to sell the naming rights of the iconic football arena for the upcoming season, with proceeds from the sale set to be donated to the fight against coronavirus.
BREAKING: Barcelona announce that they will be selling the naming rights of Camp Nou for the first time ever for the 2020/21 season, to raise money to help fight the coronavirus pandemic pic.twitter.com/saagFng8h5
— B/R Football (@brfootball) April 21, 2020
Goal.com now reports Tyson’s company is among a number of firms hoping to get its name on the facility.
Tyson’s business partner, Alki David, has since admitted naming Camp Nou after SwissX would be ‘an amazing idea.’
🏟 @FCBarcelona will sell the naming rights to the Camp Nou for 1 year…
💰 …to raise money for the fight against Coronavirus.
❤️ Football coming together. pic.twitter.com/itbDACnzyO
— SPORF (@Sporf) April 21, 2020
“This is an opportunity that I am bullish about. It is an historic moment in the history of sport and it fits well with my current plans.
Contact was opened at the start of the week and I am quietly confident the deal will be secured,” Goal quoted David saying. “This deal with the Nou Camp is another way to help. It is full of all the energy that Barcelona stands for.
Swissx Nou Camp has a nice ring to it. That is my preferred choice at the moment,” he added.
Mike Tyson's business partner says naming Barcelona's Nou Camp after their cannabis company is "an amazing idea".
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) April 26, 2020
And when asked if associating the cannabis company with Barca could compromise the club’s reputation, the billionaire businessman said: “That remains to be seen.” Camp Nou has never been renamed since opening its gates in 1957.
Barcelona are currently looking for a sponsor to rename their stadium Camp Nou and use the funds to support the fight with COVID-19.
The stadium has never got a new name ever since it was built in 1957 and it now looks set to be christened for the 2020-21 campaign.
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