- Published on Wednesday, 20 August 2014 09:46
The Tigers will launch a sports lounge in Southwater this weekend – and fans can use it to catch a first glimpse of next season’s squad.
Supporter Garry Keable, who runs the Rose & Crown in Stirchley Village, has signed a three-year agreement to run the Tigers Sports Lounge, which will be located within Telford Ice Rink, but have it’s own entrance.
He has converted the former Learning Zone, using Tigers memorabilia, as well as large-screen televisions and darts board.
Mr Keable, who ran a temporary bar during Tigers games last season, is looking forward to having a permanent presence in the centre of Telford.
He said: “The Tigers have a great-looking team on paper for next season and creating a sports lounge will see the club go from strength to strength.
“We will be open throughout the week and one of the intentions is to capitalise on trade from Southwater. The sports lounge is going to be something unique in the area and with the right marketing, will be a big success.
“The fact that we are working with the Tigers, and Red Hockey, means there are a lot of advantages for us. The whole set-up will be completely sustainable in the future, which can only be good for ice hockey in Telford.”
The Tigers Sports Lounge will open with a sponsors’ event on Saturday, before welcoming supporters the next day.