Lightning serve up mouthwatering sponsorship deal for Wetherspoons

Fans of the Smith Recycling Milton Keynes Lightning can already get a whopping 20 per cent off their matchday food at Wetherspoons MK - and now the popular city centre watering hole has taken its relationship with the club one step further.

The Midsummer Boulevard branch of Wetherspoons has become the individual sponsor for Lightning’s number 71, Croatian defenceman Ivan Šijan.

As sponsors of a player, Wetherspoons Milton Keynes will be announced whenever Ivan Šijan is involved in a goal or penalty at Lightning home matches, as well as the Wetherspoons name featuring on the club website - www.mk-lightning.co.uk - and in their monthly magazine.

Wetherspoon's General Manager Alex Jonas said he was looking forward to enhancing the home match day experience for supporters: “We are excited to be working with MK Lightning, an elite team in our community. I believe that together, we can make the fans experience even better!”  

Lightning’s Commercial Manager, Sarah Jane Smyth commented, “Over the past few months, we have been building a relationship with Alex and Wetherspoons Milton Keynes - and that has grown into this fantastic sponsorship partnership.  Hockey fans are already starting to make Wetherspoons on Midsummer Boulevard a regular pre-match destination because of their great family food and proximity to Planet Ice. So we’re very happy to welcome them as the newest member of the MK hockey family!”

Wetherspoons can be found at 201 Midsummer Boulevard, just a few minutes’ walk north of the Planet Ice MK Arena.  Hockey fans can enjoy 20 per cent off food on match days on presentation of a valid match ticket or season ticket.

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