Iron announce British Steel link up


Scunthorpe United’s new stadium will be built using homemade steel after the Iron forged a new partnership with British Steel.

The agreement will also see British Steel’s new brand appear on the club’s kit for the 2016-17 season.

British Steel’s Commercial Director Peter Hogg said: “We’re delighted steel made in Scunthorpe will be used in The Iron’s new stadium. It promises to be one of the finest grounds in the Football League and it makes perfect sense that we join forces on this project.

Scunthorpe United chairman Peter Swann said: “British Steel and Scunthorpe United are both at the heart of the community and we are proud to be working together.

“Everyone in the town was delighted when British Steel was launched on June 1 as we all know how vital the business is to our local economy. Thousands of our supporters either work at British Steel, have done so in the past or have friends and relatives with close links to the industry so it is only right that we should support an organisation that means so much to this area.

“However, our decision to use British Steel from Scunthorpe in our new stadium is not based on sentiment alone. British Steel has a global reputation for producing the highest quality steel and you can find it in some of the most famous buildings and stadiums in the world. We want the best for our club, and that’s what British Steel provides.”

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Written by Matt Blanchard

Part of the team since 2007, before becoming editor in 2013. Undertaken the role of match summariser during Scunthorpe United live match commentaries for BBC Radio Humberside. Seasonal contributor to football titles FourFourTwo and When Saturday Comes and a finalist at the Football Blogging Awards in 2014.

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