Notts Forest set to rename home ‘Kuwait City Ground Stadium’

A new sponsorship deal for English Championship side Nottingham Forest could see the club rename their famous home ground, ‘Kuwait City Ground Stadium’.

Club officials have so far refused to comment on the story, but the Daily Mail reported that the deal has been agreed by Notts Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi.

As well as having the City Ground renamed as ‘KCG Stadium’, the sponsorship deal will also see the players carry a Kuwait logo on their shirts.

The 30,576 capacity ground, which has been home to Notts Forest for 116 years, will undergo a rebranding to incorporate the new name, as the club make push this season to regain their place in the Premier League.

The Nottingham Post newspaper reports that Al Hasawi is currently in Kuwait holding discussions with a number of parties about potential sponsorship deals.

The club, which won the European Cup in 1979 and 1980, dropped out of the Premier League in 1999.

Last season, the club finished 11th under caretaker manager Gary Brazil, who took over from Billy Davies.

The club then appointed fans favourite Stuart Pearce to oversee their push for promotion.

The Al-Hasawi family, who made its fortune in the refrigeration and air-conditioning business, bought Nottingham Forest in 2012.