Basingstoke Town's Camrose ground to be renamed the Soccer AM Stadium

Basingstoke Gazette: Soccer AM presenters Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain with Basingstoke Town's head of marketing Simon Hood and manager Jason Bristow Soccer AM presenters Max Rushden and Helen Chamberlain with Basingstoke Town's head of marketing Simon Hood and manager Jason Bristow

THE Camrose will be known as the Soccer AM Stadium for the 2014-15 season after Basingstoke Town announced a unique partnership with Sky Sports’ Saturday morning show.

The Soccer AM team will be throwing their support behind Town throughout the season, with the club set to make regular appearances on the show.

Allowing the Camrose to be renamed is something that may not please all Basingstoke fans, but the partnership and resulting publicity is sure to raise awareness of the club.

Town’s head of marketing, Simon Hood, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Soccer AM. It’s something we have been working on for a while, and to finally be able to announce it brings me great pleasure.

“The show is watched by fans across the nation every Saturday during the football season – and it’s a real thrill that we’ll be featured on the show throughout the season.”

Club chairman Rafi Razzak added: “This fits incredibly well with our key objective – to create a club that is self sufficient and at the heart of our community.

“The eyes of the nation will be on us this season – and supporters who may not have heard of us before will get to know Basingstoke Town FC pretty well, through our partnership with Soccer AM.

“It’s an excellent opportunity for us to build on our reputation – making it a club that local people can quite rightly be incredibly proud of.”

Town will be involved in features including Frankie Fryers Away Days and The Crossbar Challenge, while a lucky group of supporters will watch filming from the Luther Blissett Stand as Fans of the Week.

Soccer AM producer, Rob Wakeling, said: “Sponsoring a stadium is a first for us and we are very excited as it will bring lots more great opportunities to have some fun outside the studio.

“We’re really pleased to be supporting Basingstoke Town from now on – and we’ve got some very exciting things planned over the coming season.

“We are also very excited that Basingstoke Town FC will be playing at the Soccer AM Stadium.”

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11:34am Wed 16 Jul 14

jbee37 says...

Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place.
Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place. jbee37
  • Score: -31

7:49am Thu 17 Jul 14

basingstoke26 says...

I think it's only for one season, just for one of theirparts of the show,can't do any harm in promoting the new ground though, what will that be called ? the new camrose ?
I think it's only for one season, just for one of theirparts of the show,can't do any harm in promoting the new ground though, what will that be called ? the new camrose ? basingstoke26
  • Score: 15

9:41am Thu 17 Jul 14

4thGeneration says...

Good promotion for the club.
Good promotion for the club. 4thGeneration
  • Score: 14

1:37pm Thu 17 Jul 14

JJ38JJ says...

jbee37 wrote:
Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place.
Wow, minus 17 (and counting) for an inoffensive post after just a couple of hours. I think our multiple-personality contributor is a BT fan. Well I agree with you.
[quote][p][bold]jbee37[/bold] wrote: Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place.[/p][/quote]Wow, minus 17 (and counting) for an inoffensive post after just a couple of hours. I think our multiple-personality contributor is a BT fan. Well I agree with you. JJ38JJ
  • Score: -14

3:01pm Fri 18 Jul 14

robertspet8 says...

JJ38JJ wrote:
jbee37 wrote:
Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place.
Wow, minus 17 (and counting) for an inoffensive post after just a couple of hours. I think our multiple-personality contributor is a BT fan. Well I agree with you.
If jbee37 had stopped at ....Heinz, then I would have given a thumbs up for his humour. But he went on to make an unsubstantiated claim that renaming stadiums is just daft. He then took a swipe at the state of the Camrose when we all know that there are plans to build BT a ground to be proud of.
I have given your comment a thumbs down because of the unsubstantiated allegation that there is a multiple-personality contributor who is a BT fan.
[quote][p][bold]JJ38JJ[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jbee37[/bold] wrote: Could be worse. It could be called 'the big soup' stadium if it was sponsored by Heinze. All this renaming of stadiums is just daft. I assume Sky got it cheap judging by the state of the place.[/p][/quote]Wow, minus 17 (and counting) for an inoffensive post after just a couple of hours. I think our multiple-personality contributor is a BT fan. Well I agree with you.[/p][/quote]If jbee37 had stopped at ....Heinz, then I would have given a thumbs up for his humour. But he went on to make an unsubstantiated claim that renaming stadiums is just daft. He then took a swipe at the state of the Camrose when we all know that there are plans to build BT a ground to be proud of. I have given your comment a thumbs down because of the unsubstantiated allegation that there is a multiple-personality contributor who is a BT fan. robertspet8
  • Score: 9

12:57pm Tue 22 Jul 14

CrossofLorraine says...

basingstoke26 wrote:
I think it's only for one season, just for one of theirparts of the show,can't do any harm in promoting the new ground though, what will that be called ? the new camrose ?
Judging the reaction of the local residents/councilors
, BTFC new ground (if it goes ahead) could be called Eastroppy Park or the WeareCrossborobuilti
there Stadium.
[quote][p][bold]basingstoke26[/bold] wrote: I think it's only for one season, just for one of theirparts of the show,can't do any harm in promoting the new ground though, what will that be called ? the new camrose ?[/p][/quote]Judging the reaction of the local residents/councilors , BTFC new ground (if it goes ahead) could be called Eastroppy Park or the WeareCrossborobuilti there Stadium. CrossofLorraine
  • Score: 1

2:14pm Tue 22 Jul 14

basingstoke26 says...

cross of lorraine more like NIMBY PARK
cross of lorraine more like NIMBY PARK basingstoke26
  • Score: 0

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