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In November 2014, Etihad Airways became New York City’s founding partner and remains its principle partner today. 


New York City FC was founded on May 21, 2013 as Major League Soccer’s 20th franchise, and the second in the New York City metropolitan area. Etihad’s logo is featured on the NYCFC playing jerseys as well as throughout Yankee Stadium.

New York City FC is owned by a partnership between City Football Group and the New York Yankees. The club plays all of its home matches at iconic Yankee Stadium.

The partnership with New York City FC was Etihad’s first sponsorship of a U.S. professional sports team, and the brand has since added partnerships with the Washington Capitals (NHL), Washington Wizards (NBA) and Washington Mystics (WNBA).

In 2017, Etihad and New York City FC expanded their relationship, providing Etihad with naming rights of the playing surface for all NYCFC home matches. All NYCFC games played at Yankee Stadium feature Etihad Pitch branding throughout the exterior and interior of the stadium, in addition to a new premium seating area titled the Etihad First Class Club.

Together, Etihad and NYCFC are committed to connecting people from all over the world through a shared bond around the sport of soccer/football. 

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Major League Soccer

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Manchester City Football Club

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Melbourne City Football Club

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