Stoke City FC has just announced a brand new signing for the start of the season, with the arrival of the Manchester-based real estate firm Obi.
The privately-owned real estate company signed a two-year deal with The Potters and will feature on a wide variety of Club inventory, including naming rights for the South Stand at the Bet 365 Stadium
The stand will be known as The OBI Stand for the forthcoming season as well as the 20/21 campaign,
Paul Lakin, City’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “It gives me great pleasure to welcome OBI as Platinum Partners of the Club.
“OBI are a hugely successful and rapidly expanding business, and we are delighted to be working in partnership to deliver their objectives and provide them with a platform to promote their business on a national and international stage.”
Founded in 2010, Obi focuses on providing innovative advice to a range of national and international clients.
The firm recently won the Niche Agency Team of the Year 2019 in the recent national Property Week Awards, as well as a Leeds expansion.
Co-founder Will Lewis said: “I grew up in the Stoke area and I am a lifelong fan of the club. Stoke City’s values and ambitious approach very much aligns with OBI as a company and are delighted to be sponsoring the South Stand and working with the Stoke City over the next two seasons. We wish the management, players and supporters all the best during what will be another exciting period in the club’s history.”