10 Aug 2013

Hull City now the Tigers

5:44 pm on 10 August 2013

English Premier League football side Hull City are to change their name to Hull City Tigers.

The owner Assem Allam says the new title would make the club stand out, the Egyptian-born businessman not a fan of the word 'City' because it is common.

Allam says City is also associated with Leicester, Bristol, Manchester and many other clubs, and he wants his club to be special.

He says that changing the name by which the Yorkshire club have been known since their formation in 1904 would take effect from the start of the new season, which starts on August 18th, New Zealand time.