LANE UNITED AND PINT POT PUBLIC HOUSE ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP
Lane United FC is excited to announce a new partnership with The Pint Pot Public House. Pint Pot will be featured on the team’s 2021 and 2022 jerseys as a sleeve sponsor.
The Pint Pot is a traditional Irish pub conveniently located just three blocks from Civic Park, on the northwest corner of West 17th Ave and Pearl Street. It has been in business since 2013, the same year Lane United was founded.
“This is a really exciting partnership,” exclaimed LUFC General Manager Perry Hammond. “First off, it marks the first time we’ve had a sponsor for our home and away jersey sleeves, which is pretty cool. Secondly, it’s a great fit for us as a soccer club as they’re an Irish pub that plays ‘footie’ on the TVs, and is literally just a couple of blocks from Civic Park.”
The proximity between Pint Pot and Civic Park will be a huge benefit for both parties. Hammond called Pint Pot “perfect for our fans to stop in for pre- and post-game drinks and food.”
Pint Pot Co-Owner Barbie Walker described Pint Pot as having a “very European” atmosphere that focuses on soccer. “We even had Timber Jim come to the Pint Pot and do a book signing,” she recalled.
Walker has her own personal connections to the beautiful game, having both played and coached soccer throughout her lifetime: “I’ve always been connected to what soccer does because it’s not just staying fit,” she said. “It’s like a little family, but you’re part of a big thing...I’ve just had it throughout my life and here’s another way I can play a role.”
“It’s particularly special to partner with an establishment with a co-owner such as Barbie, who has a soccer playing and coaching background,” remarked Hammond. “[Barbie] understands not only what Lane United means to the local community, but also the importance of supporting and promoting lower league soccer here in the US.”
The spirit of soccer has always been alive in Eugene, and that was even more apparent when Walker opened Pint Pot: “People just started donating scarves,” Walker remembered. “I’ve watched [soccer] grow...People are looking for different adventures and different avenues, and it’s already growing and they want to be a part of this community.”
Like Lane United, Walker places high values on community-building: “I’m excited for the challenge of being a part of something—that community building that everyone looks for, that camaraderie, the excitement,” she said. “I’m excited to see where it goes and I think everyone else is excited to have a new adventure like this as well.”
Stay tuned for Lane United FC’s impending home and away jersey launches, where you can see The Pint Pot logo emblazoned on the sleeves!