NISL & Nike Ink Five Year Strategic Partnership
ATLANTA, GA - The National Indoor Soccer League and Nike have announced a five-year strategic partnership in which the Portland, Ore.,-based company will be the official uniform, apparel and accessory brand for the NISL beginning with the 2021-2022 season and running through the 2025/2026 season.
"We are excited to announce our new partnership with Nike," said NISL Special Consultant, Brian Roth. "It's a great partnership that will provide the NISL and member teams with the opportunity to streamline our branding while attaching the NISL and team names to an international power in athletics and athletic apparel. Our athletes and staff will be equipped with the best uniforms, and apparel in the industry and it's a win-win situation for everybody involved."
The multi-year agreement is the first league wide uniform and apparel deal for the NISL and will provide the ability to create a consistent brand across all teams.
"We are extremely proud of our partnership with the NISL. This partnership not only gives young soccer players aspirational opportunities, but it also reinforces Nike's overall leadership in soccer," said Tim Stork Nike Soccer Sr. Grassroots Business Development Manager. "Together NISL and Nike, can help to grow the game beyond where it stands today. This partnership with NISL demonstrates Nike's commitment to the game. As the NISL organization grows, Nike's continuing support will be instrumental in growing the game and the soccer community."
Nike is regarded by many as the premier brand in the athletic industry. One of the world's largest suppliers of athletic shoes, apparel, and accessories the company's eye-catching logo has become a cultural icon.
Nike welcomes the NISL and all member teams as the newest members of the family. The brand is the official uniform, and apparel provider for hundreds of professional, and collegiate programs.
NIKE, Inc., based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world's leading designer, marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities. Wholly owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs, markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories; and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories.
ABOUT NATIONAL INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE (NISL):
The National Indoor Soccer League was founded in January 2021 by a group of experienced sports team/league owners with over 40 years of ownership experience. NISL will kickoff the 2021/2022 season in late December 2021. The league will operate a Men's & Women's division with each member team playing in both division. Each NISL game night will include a double header, with fans being able to see both a Women's match as well as a Mens!