Construction and development company Kilmac has expanded its relationship with Scottish Premiership football club Dundee by taking on naming rights to the team’s Dens Park home stadium.

The deal will run for two years, covering the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. The venue will now be known as the Kilmac Stadium at Dens Park.

Kilmac is a long-time supporter of Dundee and has worked with the club on a series of projects, including serving as its main shirt sponsor.

Richard Kilcullen, owner of Kilmac, said: “It’s an honour to sponsor the stadium. We really feel it takes our already great relationship with the club to another level.

“We realise the importance to the fans to keep Dens Park in the name in what will be the last few years as the home of Dundee Football Club.”

John Nelms, managing director of Dundee, added: “We are always looking for new unique revenue streams and this is a fantastic opportunity for the club and it makes it even better that it is with Richard and Kilmac who are and have been lifelong supporters of the club.”

Meanwhile, Nelms has revealed that he has an agreement in place to purchase the stadium from owner John Bennett, which could in turn bolster the club’s chances of relocating to a new home in time for the 2020-21 season.

Dundee is keen to build a stadium next to the Dundee Ice Arena, but is currently tied to a 20-year lease deal that was agreed with Bennett in 2013.

However, according to the Courier newspaper, Nelms said that Bennett, a former director of rival Dundee United, has agreed to sell the stadium to help Dundee push ahead with its relocation plans.

Nelms said: “John is a friend of the club and we have an understanding of what’s going to happen. He has been really good to the club, I have spoken to him several times and when we get to the stage things are moving we will sit down.

“We will buy Dens Park back, if everything goes well, that’s what we’ll do.”

Dundee finished ninth in the 2017-18 Scottish Premiership, six points clear of the relegation zone.

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