Bookmakers William Hill extend sponsorship of Scottish Cup
Last Updated: 29/10/15 11:40am
Bookmakers William Hill have agreed a new four-year extension as title sponsor of the Scottish Cup.
The ground-breaking deal with the Scottish FA will also see the firm, Britain's biggest bookmakers, continue to be an official partner of the Scotland national team and become the new sponsor of the South Stand at Hampden Park.
The existing contract still has a year to run and the announcement sees William Hill's investment in Scottish football surpass the eight-figure mark.
Stewart Regan, Scottish FA chief executive, said: "I am delighted that we have extended and evolved our partnership with William Hill and thankful that they will continue to make such a positive contribution to Scottish football as a whole.
"William Hill are synonymous with the success of the Scottish Cup and have reiterated their commitment to the game in this country as official partners of the Scotland national team and now sponsor of Hampden Park's South Stand.
"With William Hill's ongoing support, we look forward to growing Scottish football's reach and popularity for years to come."
Alex O'Shaughnessy, chief marketing officer at William Hill, said: "We're delighted to extend our seven-year relationship with Scottish Football.
"Our sponsorship of the Scottish Cup has already delivered unparalleled levels of new brand awareness and truly cemented our association with Scotland's national sport.
"This new deal will also allow us to continue working with the Scottish FA, the clubs and the fans to grow the positive profile of Scottish football both nationally and internationally."