The new ground offers first-class facilities and great accessibility for supporters and just reaffirms the club’s commitment to growth and success both on and off the field...
Chester, UK (PRWEB UK) 13 September 2012
The Chester-based credit card firm MBNA, is Sale Sharks’ principal partner and with the club re-locating to the brand new 12,000 capacity Salford City Stadium this season, MBNA has given the newly named MBNA Stand a fresh new image to mark the start of a new era.
John Greaves, Corporate Communications director for MBNA, said: “Our new branded stand adds another dimension to the strong partnership we have forged with Sale Sharks over the last few years.
“The club’s move to the Salford City Stadium represents a significant milestone in its development as it aims to become one of Europe’s top club rugby union sides.
“The new ground offers first-class facilities and great accessibility for supporters and just reaffirms the club’s commitment to growth and success both on and off the field. As Sale Sharks’ principal partner, we’re delighted to be supporting them at such an exciting time.”
Sale announced earlier this year that they would leave their Edgeley Park home in Stockport where they have played for the last eight seasons to share the brand new stadium with Salford City Reds Rugby League Club.
MBNA signed a three-year deal in 2011 to become Sale Sharks’ principal partner and as part of the partnership, the MBNA logo can be seen on all three of Sale Sharks' home, away and European kits.
The company also supports the club’s MBNA Tackling Numbers Community Scheme.
About MBNA Europe Bank
MBNA Europe is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of America Corporation.
Based in Chester, MBNA supports a range of community projects, including the rugby-based financial numeracy programme Tackling Numbers. MBNA is also the principal partner of Chester FC and Premiership Rugby side Sale Sharks.
For more information, visit the MBNA website.