- Continental Tire adds to soccer platform with North Carolina Football Club.
Ft. Mill, S.C.; March 24, 2017 – Continental Tire is adding to its well-rounded soccer platform by supporting North Carolina FC (NCFC) and North Carolina Courage. The Continental logo will appear on the back of both men’s and women’s jerseys and additionally, Continental Tire will receive in-stadium exposure at the team’s home stadium, WakeMed Soccer Park located in Cary, North Carolina.
“We’re proud to add the North Carolina Football Club‘s men’s and women’s teams to our robust soccer platform,” said Travis Roffler, director of marketing for Continental Tire. “The growth of soccer in the U.S. has been phenomenal and we’re pleased to continue growing our program with the addition of a professional club right in our own backyard.”
The sponsorship is in addition to Continental Tire’s long-standing partnership with Major League Soccer (MLS) and U.S. Soccer as an official partner and the official tire. As soccer continues to grow in the U.S., so does Continental Tire’s commitment to the sport and its passionate fans.
“We are proud to be partnering with such a nationally recognizable brand as Continental Tire,” said Curt Johnson, North Carolina Football Club president and GM. “As we continue to grow as a brand and an organization, working towards our goal of providing the highest level of men’s and women’s professional soccer in North Carolina, we feel that our core values align with theirs. Continental Tire has been a strong affiliate of our organization in the past, and we are excited about the increased role they have taken on for the 2017 season.”
NCFC is fully embracing the Carolina RailHawks rich ten-year history. This is the same team and the same club with a new, fresh brand that is prepared for the future of American soccer. NCFC remains in the North American Soccer League (NASL). Other teams in the league include FC Edmonton, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Indy Eleven, Jacksonville Armada FC, Miami FC, New York Cosmos, Puerto Rico FC, Rayo OKC and latest addition San Francisco Deltas.
The North Carolina Courage makes its debut in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The NWSL is a ten-team Division-I women’s professional soccer league featuring national team players from Canada, Mexico and the U.S. The clubs are the Boston Breakers, Chicago Red Stars, Houston Dash, FC Kansas City, North Carolina Courage, Orlando Pride, Portland Thorns FC, Seattle Reign FC, Sky Blue FC, and the Washington Spirit. Based in Chicago, the NWSL is supported by the Canadian Soccer Association, and the United States Soccer Federation.
The 2017 season begins March 25th. For a full schedule, or to purchase tickets, visit www.northcarolinafc.com.
About Continental Tire the Americas
Based in Fort Mill, S.C., Continental Tire the Americas, LLC manufactures and distributes a complete premium line of passenger, light truck and commercial tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Our ultra-high, performance tires include award-winning technologies that focus on safety, help save money, and are #ForWhatYouDo. Continental’s premium products are available at leading independent tire dealers, car dealers, and mass retail companies across North America. Continental Tire is a proud supporter of International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), Major League Soccer (MLS), College Basketball, West Coast Customs, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering, Petty’s Garage, and Roush Performance. Visit www.continentaltire.com for more information.
About Continental AG
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2016, the corporation generated preliminary sales of €40.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 220,000 people in 56 countries.
About North Carolina Football Club
North Carolina Football Club is the state’s largest professional soccer organization and is the parent organization of North Carolina FC (NASL, Men’s Second Division) and North Carolina Courage (NWSL, Women’s First Division). The organization is owned by local entrepreneur, Steve Malik, and managed by North Carolina native and longtime soccer executive Curt Johnson. North Carolina Football Club was established in 2016 to bring the highest levels of men’s and women’s professional soccer to the state. For more information, please visit www.NorthCarolinaFC.com.