How you could sponsor a stand at 1st Cloud Arena – for just £25!

How you could sponsor a stand at 1st Cloud Arena – for just £25!

One of the most popular stands at 1st Cloud Arena is set to be given a new name – and it could be yours!

A raffle is to be held to decide which name is featured on the stand, with tickets available to all for £25.

The lucky winner will be able to have their own name or that of their company take pride of place on the advertising boards which are on top of the stand, which is adjacent to the SSFC Foundation hut.

It will appear alongside text provided by the Simonside supporters’ branch, who have generously contributed £1,000 to kick off the raffle.

Many of the Simonside Branch’s members are based in the stand during home games and help to create a brilliant atmosphere. The club is hugely grateful to the branch for their generous contribution and valued support.

The Simonside Branch will provide their text and the winner of the raffle will then be able to provide their own. It could, for example, be ‘The Sima Stand sponsored by…’ followed by the name of the lucky winner.

The sponsorship will last for the entirety of the 2020-21 season and your contribution to the raffle would be hugely appreciated in such uncertain times.

As well as the main prize of stand sponsorship, there will also be runners-up prizes of signed shirts and hospitality packages up for grabs.

To buy your raffle ticket, please click here, call 0191 454 7800 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, or email

Tickets will be available until Friday, August 14.

We would like to reiterate our thanks to all those who have shown their support for the club over recent months by purchasing season tickets and renewing sponsorship packages, as well as those who have bought tickets for our inaugural online 50/50 draw and backed other club initiatives.

This has been a huge assistance to us and is helping to ensure the club has the funds needed to continue operating while there is no football.

We realise that not everyone is currently in a position to contribute, and ask all South Shields fans to remember that we are always grateful for their support, whatever form that takes.

Please continue to stay safe, look after those closest to you and heed the Government’s instructions.

We look forward to welcoming you back to 1st Cloud Arena with open arms whenever you feel the time is right.