CEO Q&A: club has had talks over stadium naming rights

CEO Q&A: club has had talks over stadium naming rights

Port Vale CEO Colin Garlick met with fans at a Supporters Club meeting on Thursday evening and among matters discussed was the potential sponsorship of the Vale Park stadium.

During the evening Garlick revealed that:

  • The club had had talks with a company regarding the potential sponsorship of Vale Park.
  • The long-term plan for the second-half of the Lorne St stand is to make it a family area
  • The club made an enquiry about buying a video screen from Stoke City but the costs were prohibitive
  • He would be pleased to be a regular attendee at Supporters Club meetings
  • The club talked to five goalkeepers on transfer deadline day
  • Short-term plan is to stay in the division and decide who will be permanent manager
  • He will look into a suggestion of trialling cheaper season tickets for the Bycars stand
  • His personal preference would be to have a good relationship with the Sentinel newspaper
  • He will aim to improve communication with fans and use the customer database to do this
  • He understands the importance of attracting youngsters and having a long-term plan
  • He is looking at improving the club’s marketing department
  • He will look at incentives including free tickets to local schools
  • He praised the club’s new Football in the Community scheme for their work
  • He doesn’t always agree with owner Norman Smurthwaite but believes he has club’s best interests at heart

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