Sports companies in India are rapidly becoming some of the biggest industries in the world when it comes to revenue and employees. Generally, the sports industry in India has grown tremendously in the last couple of years.
This continuous growth is as a result of the hard work and dedication of sports management professionals in these sports companies in India. They were the brains and muscles that ensured all the sporting events went on smoothly and without any issues.
These sports management professionals are responsible for several activities in the sports companies in India, such as online booking of tickets, selling of quality sports goods, arranging travel and lodging of fans for international events, sponsorships for athletes and teams; and managing athletes and teams’ social media accounts.
If you are interested in knowing the sports companies where these professionals work, we have listed the top 10 most prominent ones. Let’s take a look:
1. RISE Worldwide
Until their rebranding in January 2021, they were known as IMG-Reliance. This was a joint venture between IMG, International Management Group, a global sports company based in New York City and Reliance, one of the largest industries in India that started in 2010.
The aim of the collaboration was to promote sports and entertainment in India. To achieve this, they provide services like Consulting, Licensing, Events, Talent Representation Management, Sponsorship Management, Athlete Team Management, and Broadcast Production.
2. Sporty Solutionz
Sporty Solutionz Pvt. Ltd. (SSPL) has become one of the most prominent sports companies in India. They use new technologies such as digital marketing to ensure the success of all their sports marketing campaigns.
Some of their services are Consultancy, Sponsorship, TV Production, Media Rights, Sales, Content Sales, Sports Event Management, Intellectual Property Management, and Talent Representation.
Apart from India, Sporty Solutionz have branches in Siganpore, Bangladesh, Pakistan, UAE, and even the United States. They are the owners of the Indian Badminton League (IBL) which is the second largest sports brand in India after the IPL.
3. Baseline Ventures
Baseline Ventures was established by a United States-based corporate venture fund, but in just eight years, they have grown to become one of the biggest sports companies in India.
Baseline Ventures and the Volleyball Federation of India (VFI) are the co-owners of the Pro Volleyball League, which is a new franchise league in Volleyball with a promising future.
They offer services which include Event Management, Sponsorships, Talent Management, Negotiation and Distribution of Media Rights, Licensing, and Global Brand Partnerships.
4. Rhiti Sports
Rhiti Sports was founded in 2007, just before the first IPL season. This company brings together people in different areas of sports, including athletes, industry experts, movie production, brands, live entertainment, experimental zones, and others.
In 2010, they started the “Rhiti Charitable Foundation” to assist children from tier 2 and tier 3 cities who do not have access to world-class sporting facilities to achieve their dreams.
5. Procam International
Procam International is one of the oldest and most prominent sports companies in India. It was started by Anil Singh and Vivek Singh in 1988, in an era when Cricket was just becoming popular all over the world.
Apart from Cricket, they also focus on Horse Racing, Tennis, Squash, and PI Powerboat. The Tata Mumbai Marathon is their flagship event.
6. JSW Sports
JSW Sports is part of the JSW Group, one of the biggest corporations in the world with a presence in India, Europe, Africa, South America, and the United States of America. Although the sports company was only established 10 years ago in 2012, it is really successful.
JSW was the major sponsor of the jerseys of all the Indian athletes that took part in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games.
7. IOS Sports and Entertainment
Infinity Optimal Solutions Pvt. Ltd. (IOS) was established in 2005. The company is dedicated to the building and management of talent and infrastructure.
They have headquarters in Mumbai and New Delhi with several professionals working tirelessly due to their passion for sports and entertainment. The services provided by IOS include Sports Marketing, Client Servicing, Sports Events & Operations, and In-Film Branding.
8. Sportz Interactive
Sportz Interactive is arguably the best sports digital solutions company. They were established in 2002 with a long-term plan which has started to pay off.
They now offer services in Gaming & Social Media Innovations, Data Analytics, Data Visualization, Web & Mobile Products, Content Management, and Video Solutions.
9. ITW Consulting
ITW Consulting Private Limited is one of the most prominent sports companies in India. The company specializes in providing services such as Licensing Advisory, Athlete Management, Franschise & League Development, Hospitality Management, Sports Investment Consulting , and Rights Acquisition & Sales.
10. Sportz Village
Formerly known as SportzConsult, Sportz Village Xp is a Sports Management Company based in Mumbai. It was established in 2003 and has two divisions. EduSports focuses on schools, while SportzConsult is dedicated to the corporate world.
EduSports currently provides high-quality sports education to over 350,000 children in more than 500 schools. On the other hand, SportzConsultz has organized 500+ events across 100+ cities, allowing more than one million people to play sports.