Ed Sheeran to continue Ipswich Town shirt sponsorship with Mathematics Tour logo
Ipswich Town fans will get to proudly display Suffolk music icon Ed Sheeran's brand once again in the upcoming season after the Portman Road club today announced he will continue his shirt sponsorship for a second season.
The Framlingham superstar's Mathematics Tour logo will once again adorn the front of the Blues' men’s and women’s first-team kits for the 2022/23 season.
After committing to a one-year deal last summer, the era-defining artist, who has achieved 13 UK Number 1 singles to date, has agreed to another campaign as shirt sponsor with the club.
And the same logo – which only features symbols of his albums to date – will remain on the front of the Suffolk club's shirts.
It proved a great link-up for Town last season as it put the third tier League One club up inside the top 20 clubs in the country in 'The Football Shirt League Table 2021/22' – out-selling Premier League Norwich City. Town also revealed sales of the home shirts hit a 15-year high, including more than double the number that were sold for the 2020/21 campaign.
It is expected the new designs – with a new manufacturer after the Adidas contract expired last month – will be unveiled in the coming days with Ipswich Town having announced yesterday their pre-season friendly schedule will begin at Needham Market three weeks on Saturday.
On the continuation of his shirt sponsorship, Sheeran, who still lives in Framlingham where he was raised, told the club's website: “I am delighted to be sponsoring Ipswich Town for another season.
“The club and the local community mean a lot to me, and I always try to get back to Portman Road whenever I’m back in Suffolk. See you next season.”
Town CEO Mark Ashton added: “It is fantastic that Ed has agreed to continue his sponsorship of the first-team shirts.
“Ed is a passionate fan of the Club and the community of Suffolk. We will continue to work with him and his team to build what is already a strong and exciting relationship.
“We are grateful for his continued support, and we look forward to welcoming him to Portman Road again soon.”
Rosie Richardson, director of sales at the club, also said: “We are absolutely delighted that Ed has agreed to continue sponsoring the home and away shirts next season.
“We are excited to see what the future holds, and we are thrilled to continue the collaboration.”