Ricoh Arena owner Wasps has announced a new partnership with npower in a bid to enhance the venue’s approach to sustainability.
The energy provider will install a combined heat and power plant at the arena, meaning that Wasps will be able to generate its own electricity onsite, as well as creating heat for the stadium and an under pitch heating system.
npower will also launch an exclusive tariff for Wasps rugby and netball fans, as well as visitors to Ricoh Arena in 2018, with a range of customer offers and competitions for fans.
Stuart Cain, commercial director of Wasps and the Ricoh Arena, said: “We are delighted to be partnering with npower. This is a powerful partnership for both the club and Arena. npower’s technical expertise and infrastructure is a game changer in the way our Arena can power our business drivers of sport, business and entertainment.
“npower shares Wasps’ values in the commitment to our local community and the new tariff offering will be an exciting addition for our fans. We are excited to be working with such a well-known brand and one that further enhances our growing family of blue chip partners.”
Andy Wiggans, commercial and marketing director for npower, added: “We’re delighted to be joining the Wasps family in a partnership which will see us supply power and gas to the Ricoh Arena and partner on a number of ground-breaking energy saving measures. We’ll also be working alongside Wasps RFC and Netball to support the local community and give fans the chance to get even closer to their team.
“We can’t wait to get stuck in.”