Glasgow: Fans agree on naming rights for Ibrox

source: heraldscotland.com

Glasgow: Fans agree on naming rights for Ibrox … but only with ‘Ibrox’ still being included in the new name. Over 300 supporters gathered yesterday and gave green light for a potential deal, with Sports direct being considered potential partner, heraldscotland.com reads.

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More than 300 supporters attended a fans forum at the Govan club last night, which was addressed by chief executive Charles Green and Newcastle United managing director Derek Llambias. Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has held talks with the Light Blues over purchasing naming rights of the famous Glasgow ground.

Ashley is a Rangers shareholder and his Sports Direct firm is the official retail partner of the Glasgow giants.

A statement on the club's website read: "Following a discussion on the potential commercial opportunities for the club through naming rights, fans gave the go ahead for Green to progress the issue but made clear that any renaming of the stadium should include Ibrox in the title."

Green said: "I am very pleased and heartened by the supporters approach to this issue and we will take things forward as soon as possible."

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