COUNTY RE-NAME STADIUM

Ross County have re-named their Victoria Park ground as the Global Energy Stadium.

The venue, which was opened in 1929, has been heavily upgraded during the close season in order to bring it up to Scottish Premier League standards, with the Dingwall club being awarded a place in the top flight following Rangers' expulsion. And the club have decided to change the name of the stadium to recognise the strong links between Ross County and Global Energy, two of the Highlands' most successful brands.

Club vice-president Gordon MacRae said: "Over the past few years Ross County and the Global Energy Group have been two of the Highlands' and Scotland's real success stories and it is no coincidence that they have a chairman in common in Roy MacGregor. As we enter this incredibly exciting new era with a stadium of which every County fan can feel justifiably proud, I think it is fitting that the close relationship between these two successful brands is recognised in this way.
 
"At the same time, as fans first and foremost and understanding the importance of the club's history as well as its future, we are delighted the Victoria Park name will continue in this new title."
 
£1.7m has been spent on the stadium, with under-soil heating being installed, as well as a new pitch, large new car parking areas and a number of other much-needed improvements.

County will kick-off their debut season against Motherwell on August 4th.

Posted on 20/07/2012