Riverside Renamed in Honour of Captain James Cook - in Celebration of the Area
By fmttm
Monday 25 Mar 2019 16:49:00
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The Riverside Stadium will be renamed the Captain James Cook Stadium on Saturday March 30 for the visit of Norwich City as we celebrate all that’s great about the Tees Valley. In partnership with Enjoys Tees Valley, Boro plan to showcase why we’re so proud of our region at the Norwich game.

Fans had the chance to vote to rename the stadium, for one day only, with a number of choices inspired by Captain James Cook, who was named the most famous Teessider of all time in a recent poll. Renowned explorer Captain James Cook was born in Marton and was the first European to chart the coasts of Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, including Hawaii. And please not that the Captain Cook Birthplace museum, in Stewart Park, Marton, reopens next Tuesday April 2nd for its 2019 season.

We’re proud of who we are – and where we’re from!

In recent months, we’ve been able to toast the news that Take That will become the Riverside’s first major concert, BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend is set to hit Boro with some of the biggest names in the music business, and the Rugby League World Cup, Jess Glynne, and the Great North City Games are all coming to our area.

As flagbearers for the region, we’re encouraging fans to join us in a celebration of our area at our Enjoy Tees Valley fixture. The stadium will be decked out in red and white, there will be 25,000 flags, courtesy of Enjoy Tees Valley, and local band Cattle and Cane will be playing their Teesside-inspired song Infant Hercules on the pitch ahead of the game.

There will also be a Teesside-themed FanZone and the Rugby League World Cup trophy will be on display in the club store.

Let’s leave a legacy. We’re asking fans to ensure the game against Norwich City leaves a legacy by supporting our ‘Bring a Quid’ campaign.

Teesside Hospice recently launched a Patient Comfort Appeal fund-raising mission with the aim being to buy 10 new beds at a cost of £4,900 per bed. Raising £49,000 is a challenge for the Hospice – but we’re hoping fans can make a difference at our game against Norwich City and we’re asking everyone attending to ‘Bring a Quid’ to donate to the cause.

This is a chance for Boro fans to help such an important local charity that has had an impact on so many peoples live from all around Teesside. There will be a bucket collection on the day of the game, and fans will also be able to donate via the tills in the club store and on the concourses. Imagine the difference we could make if everyone could ‘Bring a Quid’ for this deserving cause?

Earlier this season, four of our players took part in the Hospice Hipster challenge and raised £10,000 for the Hospice through donations and sponsorship.


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