Stadium sponsor to be revealed

Saints stadium rising up from the ground.
Saints stadium rising up from the ground.

SAINTS are on the threshold of unveiling the name of their new stadium sponsor.

Chairman Eamonn McManus and his fellow directors are believed to have crossed all the ‘Ts’ and dotted all the ‘Is’, and a formal announcement is expected to be made in the not too distant future.

The 18,000-capacity stadium, which is being built on the former United Glass site at Peasley Cross alongside a Tesco Extra, is due to be handed over to the club towards the end of next month, and once up and running will be the hub of the community.

Rugby will be its main focal point, but the stadium will also provide much-needed additional sources of revenue, such as hospitality boxes and a conference centre, which can be hired out on a daily basis for a wide range of business meetings and seminars.

There will also be Saints-themed bars conveniently located around the ground, and a sports café bar.

Season ticket sales are already going well, but with Christmas looming on the horizon, the club will be hoping for a brisk increase in trade.

Chief executive Tony Colquitt said: “We’ve already committed to freezing our renewal prices to loyal fans for the 2012 and 2013 season.

“And we also want to encourage new supporters to come to the stadium and follow the Saints, by taking advantage of the early-bird offer, which runs until the end of November.”

Fans also have the opportunity to manage their own budget, by spreading payments on an easy-to-manage direct debit.

Mr Colquitt added: “We would also like to encourage as many juniors as possible to come to matches.

“And with this in mind, we’ve reduced the price of junior season tickets, which start at £25 for renewals and £30 for the early bird offer, while under-fives will go free in the family area when accompanied by an adult season ticket holder.”