Ce.x Group to re­tain sta­dium nam­ing rights

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C.EX Group will con­tinue as nam­ing-rights spon­sors of C.ex Coffs In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium fol­low­ing an open mar­ket re­quest process by Coffs Har­bour City Coun­cil.

The an­nounce­ment was made this week as Coffs Har­bour played host to the 2018 Tag World Cup and with con­struc­tion work well ad­vanced on the $19 mil­lion sta­dium up­grade.

The C.ex Group has held nam­ing rights of the Coffs Har­bour In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium for four years and will now re­tain the nam­ing rights for five years with an op­tion of a fur­ther three years and two years.

“It’s a great syn­ergy, and it’s great brand­ing for the club which brings us in line with all of the events that are held out here at the sta­dium and the sup­port of sport that the group ac­tu­ally works for,” C.ex Group CEO John Raf­ferty said.

The coun­cil and Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment have in­vested heav­ily in the Coffs Har­bour sta­dium in re­cent years, with dig­i­tal tele­vi­sion and qual­ity light­ing in­stalled and works to build new grand­stands, which will ef­fec­tively triple the cov­ered crowd seat­ing.

“Once again, it’s great that the sta­dium will carry the name of a lo­cal, Coffs-grown en­ter­prise – an or­gan­i­sa­tion that plays such an in­te­gral role in the Coffs Coast com­mu­nity,” Coffs Har­bour Mayor Denise Knight said.

“What was clear – and very pos­i­tive – was that there was a re­ally high level of in­ter­est from the lo­cal busi­ness com­mu­nity in sup­port­ing the sta­dium and the on­go­ing work that coun­cil’s team do in at­tract­ing sport­ing groups and events to the Coffs Coast,” the coun­cil’s gen­eral man­ager Steve McGrath said.

Photo: Trevor Veale

SAME SAME: C.ex Coffs In­ter­na­tional Sta­dium will keeps its name fol­low­ing the an­nounce­ment of a new spon­sor­ship agree­ment.

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