Bangor University Stadium announced as new name for Bangor City FC Ground following landmark partnership deal
The home of Bangor City Football Club will be renamed the Bangor University Stadium after a new partnership was agreed with the local university.
Bangor University will become Bangor City’s stadium naming rights partner as part of a three year agreement, the second change of stadium name since the football club moved to Nantporth in 2012.
The first match at the Bangor University Stadium will be Saturday’s Dafabet Welsh Premier League game against Port Talbot Town.
Bangor City FC Chairman Dilwyn Jones said: “We see this as an exciting opportunity and partnership for this club, Bangor University, the city and our supporters.
“This collaboration is aimed at establishing sustainability and progression through a sharing of skills and resources. I am excited at the prospect of developing relationships with students and staff and bringing an extra dimension to player and business development at the club”
Academically, Bangor University has a long tradition of excellence, and is recognized for world leading research as well as being ranked amongst the top 10 UK universities in the 2015 National Student Survey. Bangor University attracts students from all over the world, and offers a wide range of subjects and this new partnership agreement will see the University engaging with the football club in many different ways.
Bangor University Director of Sport Richard Bennett said: “…
“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Bangor City FC and something that will benefit both Bangor University, the football club and the local community. Through a number of work placements and volunteering roles, we will help the club develop their junior programmes as well as giving our students employability skills in area such as facility management, media and coaching.”
Publication date: 27 August 2015