SHREWSBURY LEAVE FANS TO DECIDE NEW STADIUM NAME

Shrewsbury Town Football Club has given fans the chance to name their new stadium.

The Shrew’s new sponsors have opened the ground naming rights and were urging supporters to vote for the Greenhous Stadium, Arena, Park, or Coliseum.

However after a reaction from diehard fans, they have also added the Greenhous Meadow - in memory of the ground the club left three years ago.

The naming rights are part of a new sponsorship package deal with the local car dealership. The company will also have their name on Town shirts, as they did 20 years ago.

Shrewsbury moved to their current ground in 2007, and it took on the name of their previous kit sponsors Prostar.

The new deal, sealed for an undisclosed sum, will also see Shrewsbury abandoning their blue and amber colours to revert to a more historical blue shirts with white shorts.

Shrewsbury commercial director, Ian Bebbington said: "We are striving for success here, and this will help us take the club to the next level.

"But for the fans to be able to choose the name emphasises we are a family and community club as well."

The club was founded in 1886 and is one of the oldest clubs in the Football League and next season their shirts will carry a special '125 years' logo on their anniversary shirts.

Supporters can register their vote for the name of the new stadium at the club or the Greenhous websites.

Posted on 05/05/2010