Greene King Returns to Ipswich Town Fold as Official Beer Sponsor

By Community | July 9, 2014

English Championship club Ipswich Town have signed a five year sponsorship deal with Greene King considered to be a six figure sum. 
As well as Greene King’s IPA becoming Town’s official beer, prostate the Bury-based company will also take on the sponsorship of the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand again.
Greene King were the Club’s shirt sponsors for six years between 1995-2001 and continued their relationship with Town by having their name on the South Stand from 2001 until the summer of 2009, marking a 14 year association with Blues.
The new partnership will also include a revamping of the bars at Portman Road, including Legends in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand, while the corner bars at either end of the Sir Bobby Robson Stand will be renamed the ‘78 Bar’ and the ‘81 Bar’, recognising the Club’s triumphs in the FA Cup and UEFA Cup in those years.
“We are obviously delighted to be back working with a local company but also a nationwide brand in Greene King,” said Town managing director, Ian Milne.
“It’s a significant investment they have made in the Football Club and we look forward to a successful working relationship over the next five years.”
Chris Houlton, managing director for Greene King Brewing and Brands, said: “In our 14 year history with the Club we saw some real highs, particularly when with our name on their shirts Ipswich Town won promotion to the Premier League in 2000.
“As a Suffolk brewer, we actively look for opportunities to invest close to home and I am proud that football fans can now toast every win and commiserate every loss with a refreshing pint of Greene King IPA at Portman Road.
“We are with Ipswich Town every step of the way on their journey to success in the forthcoming season and indeed the next five years.”