A pitch in time - sponsors please!

Montrose FC chairman Derek Sim works out the size of the new squares of artificial pitch that will be needed at the end of the season, and which supporters can sponsor.
Montrose FC chairman Derek Sim works out the size of the new squares of artificial pitch that will be needed at the end of the season, and which supporters can sponsor.

Montrose FC are delighted to announce the opportunity for fans to become sponsors of the hallowed Links Park turf.

The existing artificial playing surface will come to the end of its natural life in June this year, and a new state of the art pitch will be laid.

The club is offering fans the chance to sponsor a square of the new surface (approximately 5m x 5m) for a one-off price of £135.

This will last for the lifetime of the surface, estimated at between eight and 10 years. Each sponsor will receive a framed certificate, will have their name on an advertising board around the pitch and will be regularly featured in the match day programme. Additionally, sponsors will have the chance each season to win a free prize draw for corporate hospitality.

Chairman Derek Sim said: “This is a great opportunity for the people of Montrose to support what has become a very well used facility for the local community. In return they will see their name displayed around the ground, on our website and regularly in our programmes.

“To commemorate the end of the club’s 135th season we have set the price at £135 per square, which is less than £15 per year, and I am delighted to say we have already had a lot of interest.”

Squares will be allocated on a lucky draw basis but for those wishing to be more at the heart of the action, the six-yard boxes can be sponsored separately at a cost of £1,350 each or if you want to be more spot-on with your donation each of the 18-yard boxes can be sponsored at a cost of £3,135.

The scheme will open on Saturday, March 7, prior to the Montrose v Arbroath match and will be available thereafter by contacting the club office on 01674 673200 or at montrosefootballclub@tesco.net