Sunday 18 March 2018

Armagh to sell rights

Colm Keys

Colm Keys

Armagh will sell the naming rights to their new 19,500- capacity stadium, which is due to open in February.

The county's Athletic Grounds venue has undergone redevelopment and now includes a new 5,600-seater stand and a covered terrace accommodating 2,500 spectators.

If they complete a sale of the naming rights, they will become only the second county board to do so, following Cavan's Breffni Park liaison with building supplies giants Kingspan.

How much Armagh can raise from the sale in the current climate, however, is open to question but industry sources say any deal would extend over a 10-year period.

"We are offering a great opportunity for a brand to be associated with what will be one of the top sporting venues in Ireland," said Paul Kelly, who is chairman of the My Armagh development committee.

Armagh's first match at the new venue will be against Dublin on February 5.

Irish Independent

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