February 27 2014
Win naming rights to stand at Glyndŵr's Racecourse ground
A stand at the world’s oldest international football ground will be rebranded as part of a fundraising contest.
Glyndŵr University is giving one lucky business the opportunity to rename the Yale section of the Racecourse stadium in Wrexham.
To enter the competition costs just £250, and all proceeds will go to Glyndŵr Giving, which aims to support students and the region through campus development, improved facilities, academic excellence and community engagement.
The winner will be drawn at random by Fundraising Executive Gemma Wrathall on Monday April 7.
Gemma said: “We work hard to raise the aspirations of our students and to improve the experience for them, not just academically but socially and via the facilities we offer.
“Fundraising is crucial to this and will help us to build for the future of Glyndŵr University, as well as benefiting the local and regional economy.
“This is an opportunity for us to continue growing as a university, but also for a business owner – no matter how big or small that business is – to stamp their name on one of Wales’ top landmarks.”
The Glyndwr University Racecourse Stadium is recognised as the world's oldest international football arena that still hosts international matches by The Guinness Book of World Records, having been the venue where Wales played its first ever home international match in 1877.
It is also home to North Wales Crusaders rugby league team and Wrexham FC, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.
Glyndŵr’s Sports Manager Anna Marie Brown said the goodwill towards both clubs will ensure the raffle is hotly contested.
Whoever emerges victorious will be able to place signage on the Yale stand for the entire 2014/15 football season. Naming rights are subject to agreement with the University and the competition will take place annually so the name of the stand will change year-on-year.
However, there are no losers. Those who are not picked will still feature in a match-day football programme, seen by up to 3,000 fans.
“This is the perfect way to raise money for Glyndŵr Giving and to give something back to the business community,” said Anna Marie.
“The stand will be named after the winning business during the 2014/15 season; they will also be able to erect signage in the ground to promote their company, which will be seen by thousands of rugby and football supporters, as well as visitors to the stadium and television viewers.”
She added: “It’s a great opportunity to support the University and the football club in what is shaping up to be a very exciting 150th year for the Dragons.”
For more information on Glyndŵr Giving, visit the website: http://www.glyndwr.ac.uk/en/AboutGlyndwrUniversity/Fundraising