BBVA, the Houston Dynamo and Dash, and key city leaders gathered at the newly-renamed BBVA Stadium on Thursday to unveil the iconic venue’s new signage in a ceremonial press conference, marking a new beginning for an East End neighborhood staple.
06 Mar 2019
Houston Dynamo season is officially here for soccer (Sorry – football) aficionados, and with it comes updates to one of the city’s East End neighborhood staples: BBVA Compass Stadium. Fans clad in their orange and white will have plenty of chances to check out the new facilities, and those with BBVA Compass blue in their pocket will have some updated perks.
28 Feb 2019
BBVA Compass is calling a winning play, signing on to be the presenting Pro Day sponsor of two top-tier football programs in the Yellowhammer State.
25 Feb 2019
Garanti has renewed its sponsorship of the Turkish Basketball Federation (TBF). The agreement recently signed between Garanti Bank CEO Fuat Erbil and TBF President Hidayet Türkoğlu extends the sponsorship for three more years.
24 Jan 2019
BBVA Compass saw a packed 2018 in terms of sponsorships, headlined by the first professional basketball game to be played in Birmingham, Ala. in 12 years and another trip with one of the best restaurants in the world, among other exciting opportunities for the bank’s clients and communities.
18 Dec 2018
Birmingham Legion FC announced today a multi-year partnership with BBVA Compass, extending the banking giant marketing rights across Legion FC platforms and in-stadium at BBVA Compass Field on the campus of the University of Alabama-Birmingham. The partnership will also aim to create opportunities for Birmingham’s communities.
11 Sep 2018
23 Aug 2018
It has been a busy first half of the year for BBVA Compass, which has seen multiple milestones, including a recently-reported year-over-year increase in second quarter earnings.
13 Aug 2018
Exactly 50 days away from the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, Birmingham City Schools (BCS) recognized William J. Christian K-8 students as winners of the BCS Attendance Challenge. The school hosted a pep rally in the gymnasium to inform students of the honor.
03 Aug 2018
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s most recent Mixed Media event extended beyond its typical venue to include BBVA Compass Roof Garden, Brown Foundation, Inc. Plaza, and Cullen Sculpture Garden to celebrate the newly opened Glassell School of Art and outdoor public spaces.
24 Jul 2018
When BBVA Compass, in tandem with the Colonnade Group and Summit Media, announced the BBVA Compass Iron City Showdown, a pro basketball exhibition game between the Houston Rockets and Memphis Grizzlies to be played in Birmingham, Ala., it emphasized that the game would also focus on community involvement.
19 Jul 2018
In case you hadn’t heard, pro basketball is coming to the city of Birmingham, Ala. for the first time in 12 years, an opportunity created by BBVA Compass and announced officially on May 3 at the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. The game, to be played on October 2, will be showcased at the BJCC, with family-friendly and community-related events leading up to the big day. With the game only 75 days away, check out a list of things you should know about leading up to tip-off.
09 May 2018
The University of Alabama at Birmingham Department of Athletics (UAB), BBVA Compass and Birmingham Legion FC celebrated the stadium expansion of BBVA Compass Field Wednesday on the campus of UAB.
The BBVA Compass Field stadium expansion includes a state-of-the-art 4,000-seat grandstand, along with a permanent concessions stand, bathrooms and ticket office. An additional 40×20 video board will also be added to enhance the fan experience.
26 Apr 2018
The 2018 BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will feature the Houston Dynamo and C.F. Monterrey in the second match of the MoneyGram SocioMX Tour, the two clubs and Sports Marketing Monterrey announced today.
05 Apr 2018
BBVA Compass and AEG have officially kicked off the BBVA Music Session concert series, with the first event being held yesterday at the Renaissance Dallas. The concert featured rising country music artist Luke Pell, who crooned in front of 150 die-hard fans and BBVA Compass clients.
02 Apr 2018
As the playoffs quickly approach, BBVA Compass and the Houston Rockets are creating clutch opportunities for a local small business to rise up against the competition, officially starting the BBVA Compass Small Business Opportunity contest today, April 2.
12 Mar 2018
Los Angeles-based food blogger, author and home cook Veronica Hendrix was announced last week as the winner of the BBVA Compass Student Chef Experience Sweepstakes, getting a rare opportunity for a hands-on training with a top culinary mind at the All-Star Chef Classic last weekend at L.A. LIVE.
08 Mar 2018
BBVA Compass started strong out of the gate in their brand support of multiple initiatives in January, including a meal made for Hollywood, the continuation of a football dynasty and a slam dunk of a branch visit.
07 Mar 2018
The Houston Dynamo’s playoff run last season captured Houston soccer fans’ hearts and attention. That momentum has carried over to the team’s 2018 campaign, in both quality of play and fan enthusiasm.
21 Feb 2018
The life of a salmon is a round-trip journey. Immediately after birth, it travels down river to the sea, where it lives until the time comes to procreate. The salmon them swims upriver, overcoming all obstacles, and reaches the same spot where its journey began – a point of departure to which it arrives enriched from everything it learned on the way, and determined to leave a mark on its birthplace.
20 Feb 2018
The regulation of the digital world is a key issue for Latin America and a necessary condition for achieving relevance in this field on a global level. So far, Latin American regulators have adopted a “wait-and-see” attitude that aims to avoid slowing down innovation. However, a lack of action on the regulatory front could put the brakes on innovation in industries such as finance.
14 Feb 2018
For the second year in a row, BBVA Compass teamed up with Miami Dolphins Foundation to co-sponsor the Dolphins Cancer Challenge – the annual cycling event that raises funds for cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami.
12 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass today announced it will extend and expand its brand ambassador agreement with May 2018 Texas Longhorn graduate and rising country music singer Tyler Dial. The senior at the McCombs School of Business just finished recording the first EP for his second album project, this time recording in Nashville, Tenn. with new industry veterans by his side for production, instrumentation, background vocals and more.
09 Feb 2018
On Sunday March 4, the global capital of the film industry will once again don formal dress to announce its highest honors. During the ceremony, celebrities will attend a number of parties but without a doubt, one of the most popular and long-awaited will be the charity dinner hosted by Elton John each year to collect funds for his foundation. This year, the Roca brothers, the celebrated restaurateurs of Girona, will be in charge of the preparing a special menu for the occasion – a menu not just for the stars, but for a good cause.
07 Feb 2018
BBVA Compass’s brand mission of creating opportunities came to life in 2017 with multiple initiatives, including a super start to the year, a summer filled with giving, and a special event for Birmingham high school students.
Over 1,000 aspiring chefs and culinary students from around the world have submitted applications to take part in the scholarship program launched by BBVA in early January, in partnership with The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organization. The winner, who will be announced on April 18 and presented in Bilbao at the annual The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards ceremony in June, will get the chance to complete a training program in restaurants Mugaritz, in San Sebastian, Spain, and Atelier Crenn, in San Francisco, California.
30 Jan 2018
Sir Elton John and David Furnish will host the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF)’s 26th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at West Hollywood Park in Los Angeles. BVLGARI is the gala event’s generous Presenting Sponsor.
23 Jan 2018
BBVA Compass was an official supporter of the Alabama Crimson Tide’s championship parade this past Saturday, Jan. 20, helping the school celebrate its College Football Playoff National Championship.
09 Jan 2018
In what is becoming a frequent tradition, BBVA Compass announced today it will offer an updated Bama-branded Visa® debit card next month, giving University of Alabama’s football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team’s 17th national championship win on Monday.
04 Jan 2018
The World’s 50 Best Restaurants organisation and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) have established the 50 Best BBVA Scholarship, which will provide unique opportunities for aspiring chefs from all around the world.
18 Dec 2017
15 Dec 2017
Fans of both Boca Juniors and River Plate, Argentina´s premier soccer teams, can see the BBVA Francés logo on the jerseys of their favorite players. Music lovers, meanwhile, will find the bank sponsors tours by stars of yesterday and today, from Iron Maiden to Katy Perry.
14 Nov 2017
BBVA Compass has agreed to a multiyear agreement with the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company AEG to create opportunities for customers across the country, including events, concerts and brand activations at some of AEG’s key venues. The deal names BBVA Compass the exclusive banking partner across Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre, Ogden Theatre (both in Denver, Colorado), and Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie (Texas).
26 Oct 2017
Houston’s East Downtown area will be inundated with the color orange Thursday night, as the Houston Dynamo gear up for their knockout round playoff game at BBVA Compass Stadium.
19 Oct 2017
BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo wrapped up their joint campaign to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with a series of community events that ended when the Dynamo took the pitch at BBVA Compass Stadium for the Ninth Annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup.
06 Oct 2017
Unfortunately, a virus kept me from playing how I would have liked at the WTA Premier tournament in Beijing this week. It’s one of the top tournaments in the women’s circuit and where the most points are given out, after the four Grand Slam tournaments. I was feeling sick for several days after leaving Wuhan. I wasn’t able to practice and even though I tried, the fever kept me from playing as well as I would have liked.
In 2001, Turkey hosted Men’s European Basketball Championship which was a significant breakthrough in turkish basketball. The same year was also important for Garanti as of being the new partner of Turkish Basketball Federation. Garanti created a huge marketing campaign for the national team with the name ’12 Giant Men’ which became the team’s official name which is still being used today by not just Garanti itself but also by the federation, press and the whole country.
08 Sep 2017
The ninth annual BBVA Compass Dynamo Charities Cup will be broadcast nationally for the first time in an effort to help raise as much money as possible for this year’s nonprofit beneficiary: the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett.
01 Sep 2017
When a storm of controversy erupted in Spain about the alleged mistreatment of interns in Michelin-starred restaurants, there were some surprised faces in the world of haute cuisine. It is true that in this sector, which has been so fashionable for a number of years, there are still those who are in favor of a training system of the “no pain, no gain” type; but these implacable instructors coexist side by side with maestros who, like the Roca brothers, have for a number of years been committed to a humanist revolution in the kitchens.
23 Aug 2017
I have now had three very good weeks on the tour that will finish next week at the US Open. I decided to play in Stanford despite its coming so soon after Wimbledon and I did not regret it. Things went very well and my victory in Cincinnati is the result of all the work I have done this season, which is bearing fruit.
27 Jul 2017
The life of a tennis player can be quite hectic. And that’s one thing that is both good and bad about it. When you’re struggling, you know that in just one week’s time, you’ll get another chance to pick yourself up. When things are going your way, you hardly have time to stop and celebrate. But this time, I did want to savor every moment, because otherwise, it all slips by so quickly.
25 Jul 2017
Athletes’ sporting achievements boost their social media profiles. The more relevant their victories, the more their followings grow. This is exactly what happened to Garbiñe Muguruza right after conquering her first Wimbledon Grand Slam; she’s become the most popular top-five tennis player on Instagram.
24 Jul 2017
Garanti supports basketball in a wide range of categories, from national senior teams to national youth teams and from academies to wheelchair basketball. With the brands 12 Giant Men (National Men’s Basketball Team), Pixies of the Court (National Women’s Basketball Team), 12 Brave Hearts (National Men’s Wheel Chair Basketball Team) and 12 Magical Wrists (National Women’s Wheel Chair Basketball Team), Garanti has added to the culture of Turkish basketball.
26 Jun 2017
BBVA Compass announced today that it has completed a new agreement to team up and create opportunities with the WNBA’s San Antonio Stars. The new agreement will be leveraged to create opportunities for local communities’ bright futures and provide special promotions for game day activities.
23 Jun 2017
When BBVA Compass starts with a purpose, it immerses itself into it, as evidenced by the plethora of campaigns, events and other initiatives the bank leverages to create opportunities and bright futures.
14 Jun 2017
Small Places LLC has won the second installment of “The Pitch” from BBVA Compass and the Houston Dynamo, the club and the bank announced today.
05 Jun 2017
Josep Roca, the middle brother of the owners of El Celler de Can Roca, acclaimed as the best restaurant in the world in 2013 and 2015, arrived in China today with part of his team to take part in a series of commemorative events marking the first anniversary of BBVA opening its first office in the country. At a press conference following his arrival in Beijing, Josep Roca said: “Last year we cooked in Hong Kong and this year we are going to Beijing and Shanghai to pay homage to an age-old gastronomy that has taught us so much. We have great respect and admiration for this country’s cuisine and that’s why we would like to offer it our humble tribute.”
01 Jun 2017
On May 1, BBVA Compass, through its Bright Futures initiative, and the Houston Dynamo kicked off Small Business Month by launching the second installment of “The Pitch.” Small businesses and start-ups were encouraged to submit a business plan describing why they have a bright future in their industry.
25 May 2017
I fell in love with Paris a long time ago. It was the spring of 2013 when I went to Roland Garros for the first time. Having grown up playing on clay courts in my hometown of Caracas and then later in Barcelona, this love was only natural. It’s true that I play more aggressively than a typical clay court player due to the way I’m built, but there’s no denying that clay courts make me feel at home.
23 May 2017
BBVA Compass Stadium has seen hundreds of thousands of moments – unique moments that have made the stadium a special place for soccer aficionados and concert enthusiasts alike.