Lions lose stadium sponsors
Cape Town - Things appear to be going from bad to worse for the beleaguered Golden Lions Rugby Union (GLRU) with the news that stadium sponsors Coca-Cola have opted not to renew their sponsorship in 2013.
A press release this week from the Lions referred to the stadium as Ellis Park - and not Coca-Cola Park as it has been known in recent years.
The news was quickly picked on Twitter with reports confirming Coca-Cola had elected not to renew their five-year, R12m-a-year deal which ended in December last year.
The Lions lost several of their top players in 2012 after the South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed they would be replaced - in favour of the Kings - for this year's Super Rugby tournament.