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A cannabis company owned by former heavyweight boxer Mike Tyson is eyeing the naming rights to a popular sports arena located in Barcelona, Spain. Tyson Ranch is looking to rename Nou Camp football stadium after the company after Barcelona announced this week that it would be selling the rights to the stadium for the 2020-21 campaign with proceeds to be donated to the Barca Foundation’s effort to fight the coronavirus pandemic.


“We are very happy to be able to drive forward this initiative that offers something as emblematic as the name of our stadium, so that institutions, organisations, businesses who wise may associate themselves with it and as such, contribute to the fight against COVID-19, given that their investment will be used to finance research projects on the illness and projects that are working to eradicate or lessen its effects,” Jordi Cardoner, vice-president of FC Barcelona and the Barca Foundation, said on the club’s official website.


Obtaining the rights to naming a stadium was something that CBD company SwissX had “specifically been looking for,” founder and billionaire investor Alki David told the BBC.


“My company is a cannabis company and Spain has a long tradition within the European Union as being a leader or a liberal in the road towards legalization, so it’s evolved quite naturally,” he added.


While a list of big companies have also expressed interest in naming the stadium, David is remaining confident that SwissX will ultimately get the rights.


“This is an opportunity that I am bullish about. It is an historic moment in the history of sport and it fits well with my current plans,” he said to This Day earlier this week. “Contact was opened at the start of the week and I am quietly confident the deal will be secured.”


(Instagram | Tyson Ranch)


Quotes from David regarding the bid drew the attention of Tyson Ranch CEO Rob Hickman, who then clarified that David is not a business partner of Hickman or Mike Tyson, though he was incorrectly said to be in many publications. Hickman added that while he and David are not partners, he is interested in a naming deal with the stadium and Tyson Ranch.


“We know Alki David but we are not in business,” Hickman told Goal. “That being said, we would definitely be interested in bidding for the potential deal with the stadium.”


“I repeat, Mike and I and Tyson Ranch are not in business with Mr David.”


(FC Barcelona)


FC Barcelona and Barca Foundation plan to use the naming deal as well as the club’s reputation as a way to provide support to those battling against the coronavirus pandemic.


“We are facing a global crisis without precedent in our modern history and we have to assume with courage and calm the responsibility that we have,” Cardoner said.


“The cause, fighting against the coronavirus, is a global one. Being the top sporting entity on a world scale implies that we take on this challenge as fully as we can and if we can serve as inspiration for other organisations involved in the battle, perhaps we can create a wave of hope for millions of people around the world who are suffering due to this pandemic.”

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Mike Tyson’s Cannabis Company Seeks To Rename Barcelona Stadium
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