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Bolton Wanderers Agree To New Stadium Naming-Rights, Kit Deal With Macron

04 / 25 / 14

League One side Bolton agreed to a four-year deal with sportswear manufacturer Macron as its new stadium naming-rights partner and kit provider. The club's Reebok stadium will be rebranded Macron stadium beginning in July, while the firm will also produce the club's kit ( Bolton ). In Bolton, Neil B...

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