Out with the old and in with the new as the new crest gets the vote
Port Vale supporters have voted overwhelmingly in favour to change the club crest for the 2013-14 campaign, with the club now set to revert to a similar version of the badge previously seen in the 1950s.
The club received nearly 900 unique votes over a two-week period, with 75% of votes received in favour for the change. The crest will be on all home, away and third kits next season.
The club has also taken on board comments from supporters regarding the Staffordshire knot and Port Vale’s founding year, 1876, and these will both be incorporated in the proposed crest. The newly-designed crest will be unveiled to supporters early next week, before being adopted for 2013-14.
Port Vale Chairman, Paul WIldes, said: “We thank all of the fans who have taken the time to vote and welcome that the proposal to change the crest for next season has been so convincingly supported.
“We always wanted this to be a two-way consultation process and with this in mind, we have decided to amend the crest further to incorporate the changes requested by our fans.
“We are looking forward to seeing the crest on the kit next season, which we will hope will go on sale to supporters at the end of this campaign.”