American Ultimate Disc League & Legends Enter Long-Term Strategic Partnership Across Sales, Sponsorship, Merchandise and Technology Solutions
The American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL), the largest professional Ultimate disc league in the world, and Legends, a data-intelligence fueled global premium experiences company, announced today a long-term strategic partnership that will accelerate the growth of the AUDL. As part of this partnership, Legends has aligned its interests with the owners of the AUDL by making a minority investment in the league.
Through this comprehensive service partnership, Legends will manage sponsorships, omnichannel merchandise, media strategy and buying for the AUDL by leveraging the company’s technology solutions division to deliver innovative, data-driven actionable insights and solutions across each service. In addition, the AUDL will have access to all areas of Legends’ intelligence-fueled 360-degree service solutions, including planning, sales and hospitality, as the league expands.
“This partnership with Legends significantly accelerates our business plan and increases the trajectory of our awareness by the general community,” said Steve Hall, CEO of the AUDL. “Legends brings a broad set of expert services and a network in the professional sports world that will allow us to deliver a better experience for our fans and to compete for more attention.”
The AUDL is Legends’ latest partnership with a high-growth property since launching its Growth Enterprises division in February. Legends Growth Enterprises focuses on leveraging the company’s 360° service solution to support sports and entertainment properties, attractions, events, and platforms that are positioned for accelerated growth.
“The leadership at the AUDL is incredibly passionate and has established a strong foundation and vision for the future of the league,” said Gabby Roe, President, Legends Growth Enterprises. “Legends will work closely with the AUDL to drive business and enhance the sponsor and fan experience, while also creating new revenue-generating opportunities that will help accelerate growth and further the league’s long-term goals.”
The AUDL was formed in 2012 with eight teams, and in the following 10 seasons, the league has grown to 25 teams across the United States and Canada. The AUDL is innovating solutions for the modern pro sports experience through its majority-owned entity, UltiX Technology (UltiX). UltiX was created in 2019 to create a platform that creates new revenue streams through the gamification of data and NIL.