Sharks look for new sponsor

2013-02-18 12:33

Durban - The Sharks (Pty) Ltd has confirmed that their stadium naming rights sponsorship with Mr Price has ended, effective January 1, 2013.

The stadium, which over the past two years has been known as Mr Price Kings Park, will now be referred to as Kings Park.
Sponsorship negotiations are currently underway with potential new sponsors and an agreement is expected to be concluded shortly.

Mr Price remain the title sponsors of the team.

Sharks CEO, Brian van Zyl says, "I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Price for their contribution to the Sharks as naming rights sponsor over the past two years and for restoring the name Kings Park, which means so much to our fans. A new sponsor is currently being finalised and we will inform all stakeholders once a deal has been concluded".

The Sharks open their 2013 Super Rugby campaign against the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Saturday, February 23 at 17:05 while their first home match at Kings Park will be the eagerly awaited clash against the Stormers in Round 3 of the competition (Saturday, March 2 at 19:10).


  • david.s.duncan.1 - 2013-02-18 12:45

    Please don't name us after Coke

      bruce.krebs.7 - 2013-02-18 13:39

      Your comments will look very stupid if the Sharks are talking to Coca Cola , let alone the damage it could do to the negotiation

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2013-02-18 13:57

      Not exactly sure how it would make me look stupid. And I didn't realise my comment on a Sport24 article had the clout to sour hypothetical negotiations between Coca Cola and The Sharks. Yay for influential me!

      lablue.phoenix - 2013-02-18 14:27

      Hahaha, what the hell Bruce, how will that damage negotiation now? What, is David a major shareholder or something?

      bootman.bokke - 2013-02-18 14:52

      David dont say another word about Oscar Pistorius. It could influence the outcome of the case.

      remo.liut - 2013-02-18 17:14

      Just imagine, the Coke Tank or beter known as Keo's nostril..... lmao.

  • calliedj - 2013-02-18 13:03

    Misleading title.

      smoshaba - 2013-02-18 15:26

      Spot on. I just wonder if most of the morons here even make an effort to read and understand the article before posting their dumb comments? It reads that The stadium, which over the past two years has been known as Mr Price Kings Park, will now be referred to as Kings Park. And then further on it says Mr Price remain the title sponsors of the team. It means that club name and the jerseys will still bear the Mr Price name and logo respectively....

  • - 2013-02-18 13:38

    They only negotiate now with a potential new sponsor? No wonder they're so slow on the field.... lol

  • lablue.phoenix - 2013-02-18 14:26

    Well it can't be worse than Mr. Price hey? The Pep Stores Sharks!

      david.s.duncan.1 - 2013-02-18 14:36

      Better be nice lablue, or I'll have a word with DHL :-)

  • kznshark - 2013-02-18 14:27

    Well, since Mr Price seems to have retired...we are calling Mrs Price...;) Love you Sharks...!

  • lourens.wurz - 2013-02-18 14:28

    How about tampax kings park!?!

      lablue.phoenix - 2013-02-18 14:40

      I heard their negotiating with the Bulls ...

      paul.sdoow - 2013-02-18 15:00

      lablue that not nice . . but totally correct

  • solly.knoetze - 2013-02-18 14:54

    Shabir Shaik Park?

  • andrew.grieveson.92 - 2013-02-18 15:12

    If you don't sit in the Presidents Box it's a dump , so pack it in and move across the road ! Move now because you are going to do it one day anyway !!!

  • nico.eksteen.7 - 2013-02-18 15:20

    Guppy United

  • sicelo.brukwe.9 - 2013-02-18 17:53

    I urge Sharks not to look further than Nike because they just lost Oscar and I also think Sharks are also not going murder people like they do in our beaches otherwise Nike will dump you also!!

  • Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-18 19:11

    They just have to wait till 2014 for a stadium sponsor, DHL will get gatvol from sponsoring a choking team and move over to the sharks

      keba.mothoagae - 2013-02-18 20:44

      Your nickname was tom.tardis last year. Ho hum.

      Threetimeschampions - 2013-02-18 21:51

      Eish keba, me no understand! I get matric in 2012, 30% just just

  • keba.mothoagae - 2013-02-18 20:35

    Durex Kings Park. Always getting ****** in a Final, there.

  • pj.fourie2 - 2013-02-19 12:09

    Did they lose that to injury too?

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