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Welcome to the Port Vale Fan Zone - sponsored by Staffordshire University

13 August 2021

Port Vale FC is delighted to announce that tomorrow sees the launch of the new Staffordshire University Fan Zone at Vale Park – an exciting new way for supporters to experience pre-match activity.

We are incredibly excited to welcome supporters to a new way of experiencing pre-match entertainment at Vale Park, by offering the chance to arrive at the stadium earlier than usual with hot and cold refreshments available.

Over the course of the season, we will host a range of live acts and musical performances, with a variety of activities and competitions.

Within the Fan Zone, which will be located outside the club shop, there will also be the chance to meet club mascot Boomer and find out about the exciting programmes being ran by the Port Vale Foundation.

Head of Commercial Ritchie Bates said: “We are thrilled to launch the new Staffordshire University Fan Zone as we seek to engage more with our fans and enhance their match day journey by generating a welcoming and enjoyable atmosphere that can be embraced by Valiants of all ages.

“Thanks again to Staffordshire University for partnering us in this exciting new venture, we are looking forward to fans being able to see the new Staffordshire University branding within the Fan Zone.”

Staffordshire University expressed their joy to be partnering up with for the project:

Andrea Caulfield-Smith, the University’s Executive Director of Marketing, Recruitment and Communications, said: “At Staffordshire University we support our local teams. But what does that mean for Port Vale FC? 

“Port Vale FC is one of the closest teams to our Staffordshire University main campus, and with more than 100 years of education and football behind us – both the team and our award-winning institution share the same passion – helping people achieve their potential.  

“From sagger makers to special effects artists, and steel workers to sports coach, we understand the importance of our roots as a city, and we want to make sure that as a community, we not only survive and thrive, but we remember where we come from.

“Burslem and Port Vale are not short of heritage as a creative and industrial town – and our support not only brings in a financial contribution to the team, but helps build our city, our people and our reputation as a catalyst for a better future. 

“For us as an institution, we are constantly looking to the future – creating courses that focus on emerging industries and digital futures, with the ambition to climb higher and improve on our past successes time and time again. 

“Our message is clear: We share your passion. Our ambitions and our align with the aspirations of Port Vale Football Club and as you go from strength-to-strength, from local team to institution, from sports club to educators, and community to community, we give our support.”

 

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!


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