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Rugby | SA Rugby

Sharks' home ground reclaims old name



The Sharks will be starting the new Super Rugby season with their home ground having the same name that it had from when it was built in the 1950s through to the early part of the 1990s – it will just be known as Kings Park.

It was Mr Price Kings Park at the end of last season, and it was known as that for the past two years after the Sharks’ title sponsors, Mr Price, gave some of the stadium its old identity back.

It had been known as Absa Stadium before that, and before that it was simply The Stadium and then The Stadium Kings Park (1992), so Sharks chief executive Brian van Zyl on Monday thanked Mr Price for bringing back the old identity that Durbanites were so familiar with over many decades.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mr Price for their contribution to The Sharks as naming rights sponsor over the past two years and for restoring the name Kings Park,” said Van Zyl.

“It means so much to our fans. A new sponsor is currently being finalised and we will inform all stakeholders once a deal has been concluded.”

According to a press release issued from the Sharks' headquarters at Kings Park, negotiations are under way with potential new naming rights sponsors, but Mr Price is still involved with the Sharks as title sponsors of the team.

The Sharks’ first Super Rugby match at Kings Park in 2013 will be the eagerly awaited coastal derby against the Stormers in the second round of competition.

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