Scottish Side Partick Thistle Renames Its Home The Energy Check Stadium
Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle announced a six-figure naming rights deal that will see the club's Maryhill home renamed The Energy Check Stadium at Firhill, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Partick Thistle signed a three-year deal with TECC Limited -- which is the shirt sponsor of Scottish League One side Alloa Athletic and League One side Shrewsbury Town -- in what the club says will provide a "significant new revenue stream." Thistle's move to "give away naming rights" for its stadium follows Scottish Premiership side Ross County renaming Victoria Park the Global Energy Stadium and Scottish Championship side Livingston's Almondvale becoming the Tony Macaroni Arena. Scottish Championship side Dumbarton has also had "numerous new names" for its home at The Rock (DAILY RECORD, 9/12). In Glasgow, Ryan McDonald reported Partick Thistle CEO Ian Maxwell said, "As a board, we recognize the need to move with the times in order to match the resource available to other clubs. But we also recognize the importance of history and tradition in football. So that meant retaining Firhill as part of the new name and I am pleased that Energy Check understood the significance too" (THE SCOTTISH SUN, 9/12).