High-flying Hartlepool United announce new commercial partnership with Teesside International Airport

Hartlepool United have announced a new partnership deal with Teesside International Airport.

Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:04 pm
Updated Friday, 19th March 2021, 3:07 pm

The partnership will see Teesside Airport sponsor the Neale Cooper stand at Victoria Park until the end of the 2021-22 season.

“Poolside from Teesside” signage will also be present at Victoria Park to help promote the region’s international airport.

Hartlepool have been active on the commercial front in recent weeks with a partnership with Nuffield Health and a stand sponsorship deal with Brunel Group also being announced.

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Dave Challinor, Ben Houchen and Raj Singh at Victoria Park (photo: HUFC/Alex Chandy)

On the new partnership, Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen said: “I’m delighted to be able to welcome Hartlepool United to the ever-increasing number of businesses, organisations and charities that the airport is working to support and helping to grow, for the good of local people across Hartlepool.

“Hartlepool United is a much-loved club with a loyal, passionate fanbase who not only have pride in their team but also their region – and like us, want to see them both succeed.

"Many of you will know that it’s a team very close to my heart as my Uncle Keith played and managed the team for many years.

“Now, as we look to continue increasing our domestic connections, we’re getting the message out that supporters from elsewhere in the UK could soon be able to get to see their teams take on the Pools via our airport!”

Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, has welcomed the new sponsorship deal between Teesside Airport and Hartlepool United.

Pools chairman Raj Singh added: “We are delighted that Teesside International Airport are supporting the club. There has been a lot of positivity​ surrounding the Airport and also the wider Teesside region recently, so it's great that we are able to announce this partnership between two great institutions in our community.

"I think it is a statement of intent from the football club that we have developed this relationship with a high-profile organisation, on the back of other recent partnership announcements.

“Everyone is looking forward to the date when fans can come back into Victoria Park, and when they do it will be great for them to see the new branding in place on the stand. I'd also like to thank Ben Houchen for coming today to show his continued support.”

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