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Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by biffer » Thu May 15, 2014 12:59 pm

Are about to be sold to BT. £20million over five to seven years. This will wipe out the SRU debt and free up money from servicing and repaying the debt (c. £3million p.a.) to be invested in Scottish rugby - probably a fair slab of it to the pro teams. Also gives a slab of cash (£8-9 million) on hand for other investments such as a home ground for Edinburgh.

A few observations -

1)it seems BT are serious in their commitment to rugby
2)investment is going on in all rugby countries and if you don't keep up you'll suffer
3)what's people's views on selling Welford Road's naming rights in the same way, once the current stand naming deals have expired? A complete stadium deal would be worth more money

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Stu_F » Thu May 15, 2014 7:54 pm

Will the new tram stop that's been built called "Murrayfield Stadium" have to be renamed?

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Bill W (2) » Thu May 15, 2014 8:54 pm

Stu_F wrote:Will the new tram stop that's been built called "Murrayfield Stadium" have to be renamed?

The Crumbie will always be the Crumbie. Welford Road will always be Welford Road. Murrayfield will always be Murrayfield.
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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by tigerburnie » Thu May 15, 2014 9:05 pm

But will it Bill, Lansdowne Road and the Arms Parks? gone...............
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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Bill W (2) » Thu May 15, 2014 10:13 pm

Ah! The Celts have so little respect for tradition!!

Shoud Twickers become "The him with money" stadium?

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by ads » Thu May 15, 2014 10:57 pm

It probably will be....

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Pam.B » Fri May 16, 2014 12:03 pm

tigerburnie wrote:But will it Bill, Lansdowne Road and the Arms Parks? gone...............
The Arms Park is still there - next to the Millennium Stadium, and used by Cardiff. :smt002

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by biffer » Fri May 16, 2014 12:40 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:Ah! The Celts have so little respect for tradition!!

Shoud Twickers become "The him with money" stadium?

:smt027
As far as I'm concerned, if they gave us enough money they could call it the plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome. Probably need more than £20 million for that to be fair though.

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by sapajo » Fri May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:
Stu_F wrote:Will the new tram stop that's been built called "Murrayfield Stadium" have to be renamed?

The Crumbie will always be the Crumbie. Welford Road will always be Welford Road. Murrayfield will always be Murrayfield.
The GNC will always be the CAT :smt003
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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri May 16, 2014 1:30 pm

sapajo wrote:
Bill W (2) wrote:
Stu_F wrote:Will the new tram stop that's been built called "Murrayfield Stadium" have to be renamed?

The Crumbie will always be the Crumbie. Welford Road will always be Welford Road. Murrayfield will always be Murrayfield.
The GNC will always be the CAT :smt003
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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by mightymouse » Fri May 16, 2014 1:51 pm

The CAT was a massive concrete thing put where an old wooden thing called the Members once stood

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by loretta » Fri May 16, 2014 1:58 pm

A rose by any other name.....
I find your lack of faith......disturbing.

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by watsonjm » Fri May 16, 2014 3:32 pm

biffer wrote:As far as I'm concerned, if they gave us enough money they could call it the plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome. Probably need more than £20 million for that to be fair though.

As much as I hate the new trend of sponsored grounds I love 'The plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome' and 100% think this should happen :smt003

Alternatively I could live with something like 'Welford road GNC/Caterpillar/other brand name Stadium'.

Basically any sponsor must be proceeded by Welford Road

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by Bill W (2) » Fri May 16, 2014 3:37 pm

watsonjm wrote:
biffer wrote:As far as I'm concerned, if they gave us enough money they could call it the plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome. Probably need more than £20 million for that to be fair though.

As much as I hate the new trend of sponsored grounds I love 'The plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome' and 100% think this should happen :smt003

Alternatively I could live with something like 'Welford road GNC/Caterpillar/other brand name Stadium'.

Basically any sponsor must be proceeded by Welford Road
Don't think RFU would allow Twickers to be called Welford Road whoever sponsors it!!!

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Re: Murrayfield Stadium naming rights

Post by watsonjm » Fri May 16, 2014 3:42 pm

Bill W (2) wrote:
watsonjm wrote:
biffer wrote:As far as I'm concerned, if they gave us enough money they could call it the plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome. Probably need more than £20 million for that to be fair though.

As much as I hate the new trend of sponsored grounds I love 'The plinky plonky unicorns and fairy dust dome' and 100% think this should happen :smt003

Alternatively I could live with something like 'Welford road GNC/Caterpillar/other brand name Stadium'.

Basically any sponsor must be proceeded by Welford Road
Don't think RFU would allow Twickers to be called Welford Road whoever sponsors it!!!

:smt003
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