We are delighted to announce that a three-year sponsorship deal has been agreed between Pure Business Group and Southport FC in respect of the stadium naming rights. The Merseyrail Community Stadium will now be known for at least the next three years as the Pure Stadium.
Director Ian Kyle said: “We are over the moon to have secured this deal with Phil Hodgkinson and the Pure Business Group for the next three years.
“Merseyrail expressed to us a desire to continue their relationship with the Club, but in a more community based manner, details of which will be announced in due course.
“Despite having already provided so much financial support to the Club, Phil immediately stepped in to offer to take over the sponsorship of the stadium. Even despite the opportunity at Huddersfield Town materialising, he always made clear to us that it was his intention to honour that agreement, knowing of course the importance of this to the Club.
“We cannot thank him and Pure enough for this as such sponsorships are the bedrock upon which the Club survives and indeed looks to progress further. Phil will always be a very welcome visitor back to the Pure Stadium whenever his Huddersfield obligations allow him the opportunity to.”
PURE Business Group CEO, Phil Hodgkinson said: “I am delighted to be able to continue my association with Southport FC by agreeing to this club record sponsorship deal of the stadium. Nobody, least of all myself, expected that I would not be on the Board of Directors at Southport FC come the start of this season, however, the opportunity to acquire my boyhood team Huddersfield Town was one I could not turn down.
“Southport will always be the next result I look for, and I wish Ian , Steve , Liam and everybody associated with the club, the very best for this season and every season thereafter.”
Everybody associated with Southport FC would like to express their upmost thanks to Phil and everyone at Pure and we are excited at this new relationship which will hopefully prove extremely successful to both Southport and Pure in the three years to come.