The Houston Dynamo and BHP Billiton [NYSE: BHP] have entered a partnership that makes the global resources company the exclusive jersey sponsor and premier partner of the two-time MLS Cup champions.
The Dynamo will debut jerseys featuring BHP Billiton in Friday’s home game against the New York Red Bulls at BBVA Compass Stadium (7:30 p.m. CT; TICKETS).
“On behalf of the Dynamo and BBVA Compass Stadium, I’d like to welcome BHP Billiton into our family,” said Dynamo president Chris Canetti. “We appreciate their support and are looking forward to a long-lasting partnership. It is exciting to join forces with a credible, global brand whose corporate vision and value system line up nicely with ours. I’m sure that, together, we will do great things here in Houston.”
BHP Billiton’s partnership with the Houston Dynamo includes the company’s logo on Dynamo and Dash jerseys, sponsorship of a home game and other premier partnership signage and marketing elements.
Tim Cutt, President of BHP Billiton Petroleum & Potash, said: “We are proud to announce our partnership with the Houston Dynamo and join our name with a leading organization that brings so much enjoyment to Houston and our international community. We are very excited that the BHP Billiton name will be front and center on Dynamo jerseys as we watch them play here in Houston and around the United States.”
“It was clear during my initial discussions with BHP Billiton that both of our organizations shared very similar core values,” said Dynamo executive vice president Steven Powell. “BHP Billiton has a strong community commitment and a desire to provide their growing employee base with a highly visible point of pride. These two goals created a great fit with our commitment to serving the city.”
“Our international work force and business scope is one of the reasons why the Dynamo sponsorship is a great fit for our company,” said Cutt. “Soccer is the World’s Game and is played by people of all ages around the world. It promotes the same values BHP Billiton is built on—team work, integrity, performance, respect—and it also builds a strong sense of community wherever it is played.”
ABOUT BHP BILLITON
BHP Billiton is a leading global resources company. Our purpose is to create long-term shareholder value through the discovery, acquisition, development and marketing of natural resources.
BHP Billiton Petroleum’s exploration, development, production and marketing activities span more than a dozen countries. The Company holds significant positions in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and onshore United States as well as in Australia, Trinidad and Tobago, and Pakistan. Our Petroleum headquarters are located in Houston, Texas, USA.