BMO named official supporter of FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in North America
BMO and FIFA today announced the bank has been named as an Official Supporter of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™ in North America.
The partnership represents the bank’s commitment to equity in sport, eliminating barriers to inclusion and helping to grow the game, reinforcing BMO as The Bank of Soccer. Throughout the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, BMO will join soccer fans across North America in supporting the greatest athletes from around the world as they compete in Australia and New Zealand from July 20 through August 20.
“We are delighted to welcome BMO as a Tournament Supporter for the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. BMO’s commitment to women’s sports aligns perfectly with FIFA’s vision of empowering female athletes and making this tournament one of the greatest women’s sports events in history.”
– Romy Gai
FIFA’s Chief Business Officer
“BMO is The Bank of Soccer, and this historical partnership reflects our commitment to growing the game across North America. As one of the world’s largest sporting events, the World Cup is the perfect platform to help promote equal opportunities in sport and inspire a new generation of women players, leaders, and coaches to reach their full potential – on and off the field. Through this partnership we continue to live our Purpose, to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life.”
– Catherine Roche
Chief Marketing Officer at BMO
The agreement also sees BMO becoming the Official Bank for the 2023 Concacaf Nations League Finals and the 2023 Gold Cup, Concacaf’s flagship men’s national team competition. The Nations League Finals wrapped up June 18 with an exciting finish between the United States and Canada, and the U.S. being crowned champions. Concacaf and BMO’s relationship was developed through an innovative strategic partnership between FIFA and Concacaf, which includes the two organizations collaborating to market key international football properties in the region leading up to the FIFA World Cup 2026. The 2023 Gold Cup is underway – running through July 16 this summer – and games will be held in several key BMO markets including Toronto (BMO Field), Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Dallas. The final, on Sunday, July 16, in Los Angeles, will crown Concacaf’s best men’s national team.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome BMO as an official partner of Concacaf for our men’s national team competitions, including the recent Concacaf Nations League Finals and our 2023 Concacaf Gold Cup which is currently underway. BMO has an excellent track record of investing in our sport, and we believe the significant regional and international platform provided by our tournaments will make this a partnership that is truly of mutual benefit. I also want to thank FIFA for collaborating in our approach to BMO, which provides a very positive example of how we are working together to market the very best Concacaf football in the build up to what will be a tremendous FIFA World Cup in 2026.”
– Heidi Pellerano
Concacaf Chief Commercial Officer
The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023™, meanwhile, will kick off a week later on July 20, and will feature the very best of the women’s game – on the greatest stage of all.