Morecambe Football Club has announced their new £12million stadium will be called the Globe Arena after sealing a £250,000 sponsorship deal.

Globe Construction, who are building the new ground at Westgate, have agreed to sponsor the club for five years.

The 6,000 capacity stadium will include a full-size FA standard artificial training pitch as well as other community facilities for five-a-side, netball and hockey.

The Shrimps will move from Christie Park to their new ground for the 2010/2011 season.

Morecambe Football Club Chairman, Peter McGuigan, said: “We are delighted to announce that our new development will be named the ‘Globe Arena’. It is a historic day for both Morecambe Football Club and Globe Construction and the beginning of what we believe will be a very successful partnership between us.

“The new development, when completed, will offer not only a fantastic stadium worthy of our status as a Football League club but also act as a high-quality sporting and social venue for the local community.

 “Additionally we hope to attract the business community from both a local and national abse to our outstanding conference facilities. We are an ambitious football club and the opening of the ‘Globe Arena’ in July this year will give us the financial stability necessary to ensure the long-term well-being of Morecambe Football Club.”

Globe’s design director, Kevin Hargreaves, said: “We are delighted to have formed such a close working relationship with Morecambe and this five-year sponsorship deal is proof of our wish to be aligned with the club and its aspirations and ethos for the long term.

“We hope our commitment to the club radiates to the wider community as the Globe Arena becomes not only a fantastic new home for the Shrimps but also a significant and high-quality sporting and social venue for local people.”

Posted on 09/02/2010