The Hibernians Stadium will be renamed Tony Bezzina Stadium after members at the Annual General Meeting of Hibernians FC unanimously agreed with a proposal by Jesmond Abela, seconded by vice-president Alex Montebello, to honour the former president who passed away in March.
Bezzina served as president of Hibernians for forty three years, being elected to the post in June 1978 after having first been elected into the committee in 1973.
The Hibernians Ground was inaugurated on 9 November 1986, making Hibernians the first Maltese club to have their own football pitch. A new floodlighting system was installed in 2009. The pitch of the stadium and the training ground are currently being replaced with a hybrid turf surface.
Meanwhile Ranier Bezzina was elected as President.
In his inaugural speech, Bezzina said he is committed on following his father’s steps. He said that although leading one of the top clubs on the island was no easy job, he was sure that with the support of the other committee members, who had already served the club under his father’s presidency, will continue to write a story of success for the club.
Ranier Bezzina went on to explain in detail a number of projects the club will embark on in order to maximise the club’s assets.