CHL tender issued

IIHF is looking for commercial partner

The IIHF has opened the process of issuing a tender for granting the exclusive right to exploit, on a worldwide basis, the commercial rights related to the Champions Hockey League.

Following the successful introduction of the Champions Hockey League in 2008–2009, the IIHF has invited all relevant stakeholders (national federations, leagues and clubs) for a re-launch of the league for the 2010-2011 season.

The project is initially for three seasons (2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14) and it has been approved by the IIHF Council.

The IIHF is committed to work with the national federations, the leagues and the clubs to re-establish the success from the 2008-2009 season, when the Champions Hockey League received universal acceptance from member associations, leagues, clubs, players, fans and media.

For this purpose the IIHF is looking for a co-operation partner to manage the commercialization of the league for its re-launch in 2011-2012. The Champions Hockey League is based on a vision that it will be Europe’s leading ice hockey club competition and that it will become recognized as one of Europe’s top competitions for club teams.

This tender document outlines the scope of the competition format, commercial rights and operations, as well as the terms and conditions of the related tender procedure.

The tender procedure shall enable the IIHF to identify and select the agency that the IIHF wishes to engage in the implementation of the Champions Hockey League and its commercialization.

For the interested applicant to obtain the tender document, contact Mr. Rob van Rijswijk, IIHF Director of Club Competitions –




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