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Ipswich Town Announces its Multi-year Partnership with First Bus.

Roger Hampel

Ipswich Town First Bus
Ipswich Town First Bus

In a landmark agreement, Ipswich Town Football Club proudly announces its multi-year partnership with First Bus, solidifying the transportation giant as an official Club Partner through the end of the 2026/27 season. This collaboration introduces a new era of seamless transportation for fans, offering complimentary Park & Ride services to and from selected home matches from Martlesham and Copdock.


Piers Marlow, Managing Director of First Bus East of England, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “We are delighted to be partnering with Ipswich Town, particularly at such an exciting time for the club. First Bus has been an integral part of the Ipswich and Suffolk community for years, and our partnership with Ipswich Town will help us reach a wider audience, encouraging more people to choose public transport or Park & Ride, especially on match days.”


The new partnership is welcomed by Town’s Commercial Director, Andy Wooldridge. He commented, “We’re delighted to have such a recognizable national company like First Bus as our newest Club Partner. Given our stadium’s location in the town center, partnering with First Bus to simplify transportation to Portman Road offers significant benefits for both the Club and the town. We appreciate First Bus for their support and investment and look forward to seeing this partnership flourish over the coming years.”


Moreover, First Bus extends its community involvement as a ‘Friend of the Foundation,’ actively supporting the vital initiatives of the Ipswich Town Foundation within the community. This partnership exemplifies how a shared vision can positively impact both the local community and football fans, bringing convenience and enthusiasm to every match day.


Key Benefits of the Partnership: Ipswich Town First Bus


  • Free Park & Ride: Town supporters gain complimentary travel to selected home games from Martlesham and Copdock.


  • Seamless Transportation: Encourages sustainable travel, reducing congestion and providing fans with a stress-free journey.


  • Community Impact: First Bus contributes to the Ipswich Town Foundation's charitable work, reinforcing the partnership’s commitment to social responsibility.


Source:  Ipswich Town Football Club

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