Football home renamed Cigg-e Stadium
MERTHYR Town’s stadium has been named after a brand of electronic cigarettes.
Fans will have to get used to calling their club’s home the Cigg-e Stadium, instead of Penydarren Park.
It follows the non-league team signing a sponsorship deal with an electronic cigarettes company which will run for the next three seasons.
Eyebrows have been raised at the name change in some quarters, although E-Lites has just become the official partner of Derby County and Birmingham City have a shirt sponsorship deal with Nicolites, so Merythr are far from alone.
But the reaction has been mixed on Twitter, with people suggesting the team should be renamed “Menthol Town” and wondering if the new sponsor deal will lead to more draws.
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