New signage installed at Bangor University Stadium

From left: Ethan Ray (BCFC Community Manager), Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor John G Hughes, Vice Chancellor,  Dilwyn Jones (BCFC Chairman), Richard Bennett, Director of Sport and Peter Crew (BCFC)From left: Ethan Ray (BCFC Community Manager), Professor Carol Tully, Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor John G Hughes, Vice Chancellor, Dilwyn Jones (BCFC Chairman), Richard Bennett, Director of Sport and Peter Crew (BCFC)The Bangor University Stadium, the home of Bangor City Football Club unveiled its new signage today (16th October).

The stadium was renamed the Bangor University Stadium after a new partnership was agreed.

The University became 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.

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”

This new partnership agreement will see the University engaging with the football club in many different ways.

Richard Bennett, Director of Sport 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.”

The University’s first fixture at the newly branded stadium will see the Women’s team play the University of Liverpool on Wednesday, 21st October at 5pm.

Publication date: 16 October 2015