NFL, Nike make deal with Fanatics online sports retailer

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Jacksonville-based company Fanatics has reached a product licensing deal with the NFL to make jerseys for fans. 

According to foxbusiness.com, the 10-year pact gives Fanatics exclusive rights to manufacture and distribute all Nike-branded NFL adult products. This would include jerseys, sideline apparel, and fan gear.  

Nike will remain the exclusive designer of on-field jerseys. 

The deal starts in the 2020 season. Merchandise will be sold on NFLShop.com, and in brick-and-mortar stores. 

ESPN says Fanatics is worth $4.5 billion. NFL owners hold a small stake in the company. 

Click here for a link to the Fanatics website: https://www.fanatics.com/