Fenway Sports Management (FSM)
is a company headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts
established by Fenway Sports Group
(FSG) in 2004. It styles itself as a "new kind of sports marketing
agency," created by FSG to expand its footprint beyond its most famous holdings, the Boston Red Sox
of Major League Baseball
and Fenway Park
. FSM has entered into an exclusive sponsorship sales agreement with Boston College
's major intercollegiate sports in 2004 and as of 2009 counted BC, Major League Baseball, the Red Sox, the Deutsche Bank PGA
golf championship, and Professional Bull Riders
among its client base.
In addition, FSM purchased the Salem Avalanche
, a minor league baseball
franchise in the High Class A Carolina League
, in December 2007. On September 19, 2008, FSM announced that the Salem franchise, eventually renamed the Salem Red Sox, would replace the Lancaster JetHawks
as Boston's High A affiliate in 2009.
In October 2009, Sam Kennedy
was promoted to succeed Mike Dee
(who became chief executive officer
of the Miami Dolphins
in May 2009) as executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Red Sox, and president of Fenway Sports Management.
In October 2009, FSG announced a new partnership with Fulham
of the English Premiership
, with shirt sponsorship to start in 2011.
In April 2011, FSM became the sole marketer of the global rights of NBA
superstar LeBron James
, in a management partnership deal... Read More