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Salford City rename Stadium as former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson does the honours

 

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Salford City F.C has announced a major sponsorship deal with employment law experts, Peninsula.

The sponsorship deal will mean that Peninsula, founded by Salford-born entrepreneur Peter Done, will be the main title sponsor of the football club for the next five years.

Newly named 'The Peninsula Stadium' was unveiled by the Class of 92’s former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

It comes days after the Class of '92 revealed ambitious plans for the new 5,000-capacity stadum.

According to the Manchester Evening News, club bosses want to completely transform the Moor Lane ground as it gears up for the Football League - and put in a 600-capacity supporters' club.

The club, which is part-owned by former United legends Paul Scholes , Ryan Giggs , Nicky Butt, Gary and Phil Neville, is continuing its fairytale rise to the professional game with plans to be a Football League side by 2020.

The Class of 92 released a statement praising the new partnership.

It read: “We are delighted to have Peninsula on board and for our home to now be called 'The Peninsula Stadium' is fantastic

"When we were looking for partners, Peninsula seemed the perfect choice, a local born company, with offices in Salford and a major employer in the north west area.

"That was important to us, for the culture of the club, as well as the local area that people from the area invested. Peninsula's knowledge and business expertise will be valued and is another step in our vision for SCFC.

"We are excited and proud of our stadium and very much looking forward to working with Peninsula, it will be more than just naming rights, it will be about engaging and working alongside the community.”

 JB