The home of Drogheda United FC will have a new name for the 2023 season after agreement was reached to name the ground ‘Weavers Park’.
The initial one-year deal, which has scope to run for three seasons, was signed this week and will see the front of the Windmill Road venue – formerly Head in the Game Park – rebranded.
The Weavers bar, restaurant and venue is the inspiration behind the name change and Brian Browning from the company said he was delighted to get behind the club where he once served as chairman.
“The club is synonymous with the town and we wanted to get behind the club in some way and securing the naming rights is really special for us. The Weavers on West Street is an iconic brand, like the Drogs, so why not combine them into a winning team,” Browning stated
Club officials, management, players and Weavers staff gathered to launch the new association on West Street earlier this week.
Drogheda United General Manager Hubert Murphy feels that the support of the community has been a huge source of encouragement for the club and the players, especially since coming out of Covid.
“Kevin, Daire and the team performed wonders in 2022 and we’d love the town to get behind them again this season. We are part-timers, against the big boys, but Kevin has made some very astute signings and the squad is shaping up well.”
“The Weavers is named after a very traditional art from Drogheda’s past and we hope to honour that with various cultural events throughout the season,’ Hubert Murphy said.