AFC Fylde have revealed their first corporate partnership at the club’s new ground Mill Farm in Wesham.
The agreement with Preston-based Bowker Motor Group will see the stadium’s West Stand carry the group’s name and branding for the next two years.
The new Bowker Motor Group Stand accounts for 2,000 of the new stadium’s total capacity and also houses the 290-capacity Bradleys Sports Bar, Milano’s Restaurant, Aroma Cafe and Churchill’s conference and event facility.
Director of Community Development at AFC Fylde, Tom Hutton, said: “We already enjoy a wonderful relationship with Bowker, spanning over two years. We are especially grateful for their continued support which has previously included stand, youth team and Community Foundation sponsorships.
“We hope this milestone West Stand partnership with Bowker Motor Group will inspire even more new initiatives between the club and successful regional businesses.”
AFC Fylde’s Mill Farm Stadium is the centrepiece of the new £18 million Mill Farm Sports Village. The development is now open seven days a week and includes eight 5-a-side and two 7-a-side 3G pitches, a full-size hockey pitch and football pitch, a petrol station and a host of restaurants and bars.
Bowker Motor Group director Tom Fox said: “The level of ambition at AFC Fylde is capturing the imagination of North West sport fans and businesses alike. We particularly hope that the club’s ambition will continue to ignite increased community involvement.
“It would be wonderful to think that Bowker Motor Group’s support for the club will play its part in inspiring more local footballers in the future.”