09/17/2012 7:32 AM
Bellingham United F.C. is very proud to announce that our 2013 Title Sponsor will be Bellingham’s own, Copper Hog Gastropub. The 2013 “Hammers” home kits will see a splash of red join the familiar black and white stripes this time around as the 2012 partner becomes an even more integral part of the franchise. Not only is The Copper Hog THE place to watch the world’s most popular sport in our town, but they were also the driving force behind last year’s Match Day Beer Garden that so many fans enjoyed during the 2012 season for the first time ever at Civic Field.
The centrally-located Gastropub is as charming as it is rich with the spirit of the game, regularly hosting packed viewing parties for CONCACAF Champions League, Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, The MLS Playoffs, Men’s and Women’s World Cup and everything in between. Given Bellingham’s whirlwind love affair with United F.C., this marriage of tradition, heritage and passion seems to be the most fitting and perfect relationship that both parties could ask for.
Bellingham United F.C. Owner Jeff McIntyre had this to say about the announcement:
“We are really excited to be partnering with The Copper Hog as our title sponsor for the 2013 season. Since we started BUFC, The Copper Hog has always been our primary meeting place and they have been amazing with helping us spread the word about the club. It's a quality pub that has become an icon in downtown Bellingham and they helped us create a real fun atmosphere in our inaugural season in the match day beer garden. This partnership will provide us an opportunity to bring the fans with families together with the players and coaches after every match, in a fun and safe environment centrally located in downtown Bellingham”
As stated above, the iconic Copper Hog logo will be front and center on the 2013 season’s jerseys worn proudly by both the players and the Hammers' faithful. In addition, a variation of the logo will also appear on the scarves given to Bellingham United F.C. Season Ticket holders.
Bellingham United Football Club is a premier semi-pro men's soccer team based in Bellingham, Washington. The club plays in the Pacific Coast Soccer League based in British Columbia, Canada. All home matches of Bellingham United F.C. are played in Civic Stadium in Bellingham and the season runs from late April through late July.