Edinburgh secure stadium naming partner
Edinburgh Rugby is delighted to announce a significant seven-figure partnership with DAM Health for the naming rights of the club’s new stadium for the next five years.
The partnership will see the club’s new ground named ‘The DAM Health Stadium’ from today, just two days from Edinburgh Rugby’s first ever competitive fixture at the venue against Scarlets, in the opening round of the United Rugby Championship (Saturday 25 September, kick-off 5.15pm).
DAM Health is one of the UK’s leading providers of Covid-19 testing and will soon embark on a broad range of health-care solutions, including medical supplies and a wider range of diagnostic services.
The partnership will see one of the businesses’ test laboratories installed on the BT Murrayfield campus, with all testing for the club and Scottish Rugby teams conducted by DAM Health on their doorstep.
The laboratory will also aim offer a suite of private tests to the public – including Fit to Fly RT-PCR, Lateral Flow Antigen and Test to Release – from the central site in the capital, with discounted services forthcoming for Season Ticket Members, Business Club Members, and wider partners.
The company continues to expand rapidly across the UK with over 45 clinics plus many more in Europe and further afield, employing 100s of people, and will soon announce how the business will diversify as a healthcare leader.
Edinburgh Rugby Managing Director, Douglas Struth, said: “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with DAM Health and take another significant step forward towards ensuring the sustainability of this club, with another major commercial partner joining our growing sponsor and supporter base.
“To secure a deal of this magnitude means a huge amount to the club and is a major vote of confidence in what we’re trying to build and achieve here at Edinburgh Rugby.
“We’re still so early in this journey with the new stadium and I’m delighted we continue to attract growing interest from local and international business, who believe in our vision of winning together.”
Scottish Rugby Chief Medical Officer, Dr James Robson MBE, added: “This is fantastic news for the club and stadium but also a hugely exciting partnership from a medical perspective, providing an extremely important service for Edinburgh and all Scottish Rugby teams.
“PCR Coronavirus testing remains a priority need in the current climate, to enable us to continue with our sport, so it’s fantastic we have a long-standing partner secured in that regard, while the capacity to develop near-patient testing through the on-site laboratory in the future is magnificent.”
The DAM Health executive team were welcomed to the club’s first-ever game against Newcastle Falcons a fortnight ago and were immediately taken by the event, atmosphere, and opportunity for growth in Scotland’s capital.
DAM Health’s Medical Director, Professor Frank Joseph, said: “We at DAM Health are all thrilled to announce our partnership with Edinburgh Rugby as they begin their next chapter at this fantastic new stadium.
“We will be using our range of test methods for the teams and their staff and will also be offering our services to the club’s supporters. We cannot wait to see thousands of fans in the fabulous DAM Health Stadium full of noise, energy and colour.
“As we continue to grow and diversify as a healthcare company this is a fantastic moment to align our long-term plans with Edinburgh Rugby.”
About DAM Health
DAM Health provides in-clinic testing with rapid PCR results. They also offer PCR Fit To Fly, PCR Fit To Work, and rapid antibody testing and antigen testing at over 45 locations across the UK. They have opened clinics in Spain and Mexico and are soon expanding into medical supplies and diagnostics.
DAM Health proudly support a range of charities and projects including The Hope Foundation For Street Children (HOPE): www.dam-health.com.