The University of Bolton announces its stadium naming rights partnership with Bolton Wanderers Football Club.

The deal will see the club’s stadium rebranded as the University of Bolton Stadium with immediate effect. Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson said:

“We are extremely proud of this strategic long-term partnership with the University of Bolton. Like us, the university is at the heart of the community and plays a vital role in flying the flag for our great town. We are honoured to display the university’s brand across our stadium, which in turn helps the educational establishment reach out to a wider audience.”

Professor George E Holmes DL, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Bolton, added:

“We are very excited to continue our association and support of Bolton Wanderers. Both the football club and the University of Bolton are synonymous with our town, and we felt now was the right time to extend our strategic partnership: the arrangement specifically includes increased benefits for our sport students. As a town centre campus, the alliance with Bolton Wanderers immediately enhances our sporting infrastructure, and is a very exciting move for the university.”

The deal enables students studying Sports Science to help assess sportsmen and women in a professional environment, greatly enhancing their learning and hands-on experience. Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and specialist expertise at the club, with the opportunity to develop a real-world understanding of their subject in a professional environment.

The University of Bolton prides itself on providing students with the support and help needed to ensure a positive learning experience. In the Complete University Guide 2019 the university was ranked number one in Greater Manchester for student satisfaction. The rating demonstrates the University of Bolton’s commitment to a Teaching Intensive, Research Informed culture is working, assuring students of teaching standards and experience that best readies them for employment.

As well as being the home of Bolton Wanderers Football Club, the University of Bolton Stadium is a multi-faceted sport, leisure and business venue. It incorporates the UK’s first fully-integrated stadium hotel, Bolton Whites Hotel, staging music concerts, major conferences and exhibitions as well as an array of sporting events, including the forthcoming Rugby League Challenge Cup semi-finals.


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The University of Bolton is an ambitious place to study, with a focus on teaching quality and offering a great student experience.



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