The American sportswear company Nike are the big favourites to sign a £10M a year contract to sponsor St James’ Park.
St. James’ Park
The news is in the People, and it’s not surprising since for the last week or so Nike’s name has been mentioned as the possible sponsor of the famous stadium, and they do a new strip deal with Newcastle too.
And People Sport is reporting the deal could be completed before Christmas and we suppose St. James Park will be renamed Nike Stadium or something like that, and it will mean that Newcastle will get new strips too, and new training gear.
The new strips will give Newcastle a mini bonanza in terms of sales, and of course if the deal is done before Christmas, and the strips are out by then, they could be in the Christmas stockings of many fans.
Other companies who could be interested in a deal for the stadium rights are said to be O2 and Virgin Money, and the news last week was that Richard Branson’s company finally took over Northern Rock, the current shirt sponsors at Newcastle.
But if there is going to be a new sponsor then Nike would be a good one, because at least the company is associated with sports and football, and the top sides seem to wear Nike gear.
Currently the stadium is named Sports Direct Arena, and we just hope that Mike Ashley’s company is paying for the short term deal, but we wonder if they are?
Whatever it’s name finally turns out to be, you will not see the name of it on this web site, and we’ll keep referring to St. James’ Park, because when we refer to St. James’ Park we will call it St. James’ Park.
Hope you get my point. 😀
Howay The Lads!!