British Steel has announced that they will be supplying the steel for the new 12,000 seat stadium that is being constructed for Scunthorpe United. British Steel has also agreed a partnership deal that will mean that the company will have their name on the Iron’s shirts for the 2017-18 season.

The announcement has come as the team has revealed the new kit designs. The partnership will also see the football club Scunthorpe United and British Steel contribute to a range of community projects.

It has been said that a number of the employyes at British Steel support Scunthore Unityed, or more colloquially named The Iron. The team working on the stadium were excited to be building the new homeground for their football club, so the continuous partnership that will last for the 2017-2018 season.

The community projects that will be focused on by the steel manufacturer and the football club will focus on education and training. There have been a number of events that are planned for the course of the season, among them is the British Steel Day which will involve the partners raise money for the company’s charity which is the Lindsey Lodge Hospice.

The Scunthorpe United new stadium has been constructed as a part of the Lincolnshire Lakes housing development which is taking place in the west of the town. The steel for the stadium will be manufactured locally in Scunthorpe and then rolled at British Steel’s Teesside Beam Mill.

British Steel have secured this contract and partnership as a part of their first year in business, so the scale of the work and the connection that has been formed that will integrate the steel company into the community is great news for British Steel and let’s hope that the future holds just as much success.