Maidstone United agree sponsorship deal with Shepherd Neame
Maidstone United have signed a sponsorship deal with brewer
Shepherd Neame to mark the club's homecoming.
The sponsorship deal will see the clubhouse at The Gallagher
Stadium named The Spitfire Lounge, after one of the family-owned
brewery's most famous brands.
It will open on Saturday July 14 – the day when the
Stones entertain Championship club Brighton and Hove Albion.
To celebrate Maidstone United's return to Kent's county town,
the Faversham-based brewer will launch an ale named after the
Club chief executive Bill Williams (pictured) said Shepherd
Neame had supported Maidstone for many years.
"It's great that the brewer will be part of our
homecoming," he said. "As well as kitting out the bar and
stocking it with some of the company's famous brands, it is a real
coup to get an ale named after the club. This will help promote the
Stones and celebrate the long-awaited return."
Head of Freetrade at Shepherd Neame Giles Hilton said these
were exciting times for Maidstone United and they were
delighted to be part of their homecoming.
"Shepherd Neame is committed to supporting sport, investing more
than £500,000 annually across the south east," he said. "The
Stones' first game, against Brighton, promises to be a fantastic
day for the county town."
The Gallagher Stadium on James Whatman Way is the first in the
country to be built with a 3G pitch.
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