Northampton Town will be opening a brand new GAME Zone on the West Stand concourse at Sixfields on Saturday, headed up by our very own latest new signing, Liam Merry!
Liam isn't a goalkeeper, a defender, a midfielder or a striker, but he is an EA Sports Online Ranked Top 50 player who is also known online as @NTFC_REAPERZz, and has been playing FIFA professionally since 2015. He has been recruited to represent Northampton Town in online tournaments both nationally and internationally. He will also be at Sixfields on matchdays, heading up our brand new GAME Zone that will open for the first time at the Bristol Rovers game on Saturday.
The GAME Zone has been supported by GAME in Northampton, and includes a number of PS4s that will be available for supporters to use, under the guidance of Liam, every home matchday.
Steve Stretch, Community Development Manager at GAME said, "It is an absolute pleasure to be working in partnership with Northampton Town to launch the GAME Zone at Sixfields. We are both excited and looking forward to further developing the partnership as the season progresses."
Commercial and Marketing Manager Caroline Lucy added, "Online gaming is a huge market and getting bigger and we are delighted to recruit a top player to represent the club. But, he won't just be representing us, he will be helping supporters develop their own skills while also looking after the brand new GAME Zone, which we are very excited about.
"We are delighted to be partnering with GAME, and we hope that supporters of all ages and all FIFA abilities enjoy this latest addition aimed at further improving the matchday experience."
Turnstiles for Saturday's game will open at 1pm, and from 1pm until 2pm Liam will be in the GAME Zone on the West Stand concourse, playing games of FIFA against Cobblers supporters. Games will last for 6 minutes. From 2pm onwards, Liam will be recruiting for a FIFA fans tournament, so for more details and to register your interest in joining the FIFA Fans Tournament for future games, please email firstname.lastname@example.org