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League One: Bolton ground to be renamed the Toughsheet Community Stadium

Bolton Wanderers have announced a new five-year stadium naming rights deal with Bolton-based recyclable building product manufacturer, Toughsheet.

The home of Bolton Wanderers will be officially renamed as the Toughsheet Community Stadium from the 1st July 2023, in line with the start of the 2023/24 season. The stadium is currently known as the University of Bolton Stadium.

The long-term partnership with Toughsheet represents the largest sponsorship deal in the club’s history and sees the company become a Principal Partner of the club.

Sharon Brittan, Chairman of Bolton Wanderers said: “When we met with Dougi and his team as part of the process to find a new stadium naming rights partner, it was clear straight away that they live and breathe Bolton.

“Lifelong fans, they have built a hugely successful business in the town with an impressive green agenda that employs local people. Their love for Bolton Wanderers and for Bolton itself is what set them apart as the right company for the club to team up with.

“Through this partnership, they now play an immensely significant role in helping us take the next step forward in securing the longer-term stability of the club and our ambitious plans for the future.

“We extend our heartfelt thanks to Toughsheet for choosing to share their successes in a way that directly benefits Bolton Wanderers and makes our club stronger for everyone. We look forward to working with them closely in the coming years.

“I would also like to thank our CEO Neil Hart, and Adrian Wright and Charlie Bannister at SGI for their diligent work in supporting us to secure this fantastic sponsorship deal for the club.”

Dougi Mercer, Managing Director of Toughsheet said: “As Bolton Wanderers fans, this is a dream come true and a huge moment for everyone involved in Toughsheet.

“We had spent some years feeling disillusioned with the club but since Sharon Brittan and her team have been at the helm, that feeling has dissipated. Bolton Wanderers has been transformed under her stewardship into a financially stable, true community club.

“It’s because of the team of staff now in post at Bolton Wanderers that we jumped at the chance to be involved. What better moment to join this journey and be part of what is happening here.

“We love this club and this town. We are delighted to be in the position to give something back and to be part of the history of this incredible stadium. 

“We look forward to working with Sharon Brittan, Neil Hart and the entire Wanderers’ Board. We can’t wait to get started – here’s to many successful years ahead!”

The sponsorship deal with Toughsheet encompasses high profile external and internal signage and digital in-stadia assets, as well as the naming rights to the stadium.

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