From today, 1st November 2017, the home of Yorkshire Carnegie will be officially re-named as Emerald Headingley Stadium with the Emerald Group having acquired the naming rights to Headingley Stadium, in addition to a range of commercial, community and charitable benefits.

The significant agreement grants the Bingley-based publishing group a naming rights partnership with Leeds Rhinos and The Yorkshire County Cricket Club. This will see the unique complex, home to rugby league side Leeds Rhinos, rugby union side Yorkshire Carnegie and The Yorkshire County Cricket Club, renamed as the Emerald Headingley Stadium. The stadia will also be named independently as Emerald Headingley Cricket Ground and Emerald Headingley Rugby Stadium.

For Emerald Group this agreement includes stadium naming rights, advertising and opportunities for charities to engage with cricket and rugby for the benefit of the local community. The deal also includes the naming of the new North-South stand – as the Emerald Stand – upon completion of its redevelopment in 2019 and the 450-seater banqueting suite will be called the Emerald Suite.

The Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos play a local and international role in education, health, well-being, heritage, participation, and inclusion. This mission is aligned to the Emerald Group’s goal of disseminating research to help manage a more sustainable world. Emerald is one of the few remaining independent academic publishers, and has always run its global operations from its Yorkshire headquarters.

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