EFL League 2 club Northampton Town FC have agreed a stadium naming rights partnership with Northampton based company PTS.
The club’s Sixfields Stadium will be renamed the PTS Academy Stadium for five years from 1 June.
PTS Training Academy, who are also the club’s new back of shirt sponsor, are a UK Government approved and funded specialist training provider delivering apprenticeships, traineeships and accredited courses.
They are based in Northampton with over 20 years’ experience, operating nationally from their head office and training complex in Moulton.
Commercial Director Caroline Lucy said this new partnership was a sign of the club’s strong reputation.
Naming rights partnerships for stadiums are quite commonplace in football now. And whilst this is the first for Northampton Town it shows just how much interest there is in the club and how potential partners are keen to not only become involved, but also increase their involvement with the club.
As a club we have a strong reputation of working with and helping young people in the local community, we have our two education centres and we have an existing successful relationship with the University of Northampton, so extending our link up with PTS Training Academy is a natural step.
Chairman Kelvin Thomas added:
The club has worked extremely hard to build strong commercial foundations over the last few years and to partner ourselves with good brands nationally and locally, who share the same ethos as we do. The importance of such a relationship with PTS Training Academy again gives us that strength upon which we can continue to build.
Image: Byron Thomas and Matt Joyce from PTS Training Academy are pictured with Northampton Town Commercial and Marketing Manager Caroline Lucy and Chief Executive James Whiting.