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Middlesbrough fans react to stadium name change vote

Middlesbrough have offered fans the chance to vote upon a new name for the Riverside Stadium, to be in effect for one match only, when Boro take on Norwich City at home on Saturday March 30th.

The club have offered four possible name options for supporters to choose from: Captain James Cook Stadium, Endeavour Stadium, Discovery Stadium and Resolution Stadium.

All four names are meant to serve as an homage to the iconic 18th century explorer Captain James Cook, who was born in the local Teesside area. Endeavour, Discovery and Resolution were the names of three of the ships Cook navigated on his three famous voyages.

The results of the vote will be unveiled by the club on Friday March 15th.

Not all Boro fans have been impressed by this venture from the club though. Many feel that there are other figures in the club and region’s history worthy of recognition, including Ali Brownlee. Brownlee was a broadcaster who passed away in 2016, having covered the club for BBC Tees for many years – earning him the nickname ‘Voice of the Boro’.

Following the club’s announcement of the plans to temporarily rename the Riverside, plenty of supporters took to Twitter to give their views on the matter…

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