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