BURY’s Gigg Lane football ground is to be renamed the 'Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane' after the club agreed a new “record breaking” sponsorship deal.

The Shakers have agreed a two-year naming-rights deal with The Energy Checking Company Limited for an undisclosed amount.

The Tyne and Wear-based company is the latest to go into business with Bury, following new home shirt sponsor PaySec and away shirt sponsor Tappit – both of which are owned by Thai company Sappaya.

It is only the second time in Gigg Lane’s 132-year history that the ground has been renamed.

The first time was in 2013 when JD Sports agreed a three-year deal which was mutually terminated half-way through the agreement.

Bury chairman Stewart Day told the Bury Times he is excited with the new sponsorship as he strives to make the club more self-sustainable.

He said: “We are delighted to have Energy Checker on board with the club and we are excited for the future.

“It is a great testimony to Matt Caren, Bury FC’s commercial director and Carl Evans, chief executive officer, who have worked very hard on this record breaking deal.

“It goes alongside our new shirt deal with Sappaya as we continue to strive forward with record breaking deals.

“It is another step in the right direction for this football club.”

The Energy Check’s chief executive David Winton is also looking forward to having an association with the club.

He said: “We are delighted to be partnered with Bury FC as the official stadium sponsor.

“The stadium has been here since the club formed back in 1885 and is steeped in history.

“So it is with great pride we are associated with this venue and this brilliant club.

“For the fans who may not know us, we are an international energy consultancy, focused on the commercial and domestic markets in the UK, ROI, France and the U.S.A.

“Our aim is simple, to reduce our customer’s energy consumption, carbon footprint and energy costs.

“We look forward to seeing the team succeed this season and beyond — up the Shakers.”