Weston Football Club renames stadium

PUBLISHED: 13:53 18 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:59 18 February 2019

Weston Football Club stands.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTON

Weston Football Club stands. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

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Weston Football Club's Woodspring Stadium has been renamed, the club has announced.

Weston Football Club stands.    

Picture: MARK ATHERTONWeston Football Club stands. Picture: MARK ATHERTON

The club has agreed a deal with Optima Care Partnership – the care home business owned by the football club’s chairman Paul Bliss.

The stadium, in Winterstoke Road, has been renamed The Optima Stadium as part of a three-year deal with the company.

The Seagulls are enduring a miserable season on the pitch, rooted to the bottom of the National League South and staring down the barrel of relegation.

But the club promises the naming rights deal – the first ever agreed by Weston – is ‘lucrative’ and ‘much-welcomed’.

Managing director Oli Bliss and his father and chairman Paul Bliss.Managing director Oli Bliss and his father and chairman Paul Bliss.

Mr Bliss said: “We are committed to our ongoing support of Weston Football Club, as it is a great community club.

“This exposure is part of our company’s marketing strategy and we are pleased to be associated with such a professional club.”

The sponsorship fee is yet to be revealed.

For more reaction, pick up a copy of the Mercury on Thursday.

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