Sporting Pay & Eastbourne Speedway Partnership Announcement

Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles are delighted to announce Sporting Pay as the Clubs new official Merchant Services Partner, delivering new payment solutions specifically tailored for Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles Speedway.

The four year agreement, which comes with substantial sponsorship for the Club will provide us with state of the art, contactless and chip and pin  card machines in the Speedway specific turnstile, Track Shop and Speedway Hub Areas.

The Eagles will now also be able to offer an online pre-match ticket option for all Eastbourne HG Aerospace fixtures via a portal on the Club’s highly acclaimed website. There will also be the facility to accept card payments over the telephone. 

The Clubs Media Director, Ian Smalley, commented:  “The tie-up with Sporting Pay is an integral step to not only modernise our customer service proposition, but to make it a world-class one with the aim of having the best off-track commercial proposition in Speedway.

“The online match day, season and 10 match Ticketing Purchase Portal will enhance and finalise the Eastbourne Speedway website evolution that we have worked hard to develop over the last 14 months, to lots of positive acclaim.”  

“It’s great that we will also have the added benefit of being able to bring “The Track Shop and Speedway Hub” payment online.”

Managing Director of Sporting Pay, Chris Norminton, said: “As a payment provider specialising in working with sport we are delighted to partner with Eastbourne HG Aerospace Eagles Speedway.

Enhancing the fan and visitor experience at the Stadium is something we are particularly proud of, as we are fully aware of the advantages card payments bring including ease and efficiency.

“At Sporting Pay we focus on being integral to what you do. We thrive in helping sports clubs take card payments and use a combination of the latest in payment technology, a bespoke service and the best knowledge in the industry for your business – we can offer the lowest rates whilst partnering with clubs across all sport”.

Eastbourne HG Aerospace Managing Director Ian Jordan is delighted with every aspect the new deal and relationship with Sporting Pay, he said: “I can’t thank Chris and the team at Sporting Pay enough for the help and support that he has given us to get this deal over the line at this very difficult time for every Business because of Covid 19.

“We have not only acquired a World Class Service proposition for the benefit of all of our supporters and visiting supporters, we have also ensured less of a reliance on cash/card handling which will reduce the risk or transmission of germs for our much valued Turnstile and Track Shop staff and all supporters at this time; where health is such a vital consideration. This will be a priority for us until all risk of Covid 19 has vanished.

“We have also secured a significant 4 year rolling Sponsorship Package. Sporting Pay will join our existing and amazing Sponsor and Partner Group and are most welcome.  

At a time when most sports clubs are anxiously fearing for their futures, to be able to not only stabilise but to improve and enhance the customer proposition is something we are very proud of.”

Sporting Pay are “the gold standard” Merchant Service Sports Partner, servicing such great institutions as Middlesex (Lords) ; Warwickshire (Edgbaston); Essex, Kent & Sussex Cricket Clubs; leading Soccer Clubs like Glasgow Rangers and various EFL; Premiership Rugby Union and Rugby League Clubs and in the Speedway World, ourselves and Plymouth Gladiators will join the legendary Belle Vue Aces at their superb NSS Venue, under the Sporting Pay banner.

The Merchant and customer facing services will be rolled out in the coming weeks.

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