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Gloucester City manager opens Lydney Town's new stand

Gloucester City manager opens Lydney Town’s new stand

New stand at Lydney Town

Gloucester City manager, Tim Harris, officially opened Lydney Town FC’s new stand, recently, which has capacity for 100 supporters. The facility was made possible thanks to a £20,000 grant from The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest funders of non-league football in the country.

The facility was opened prior to Lydney Town taking on Gloucester City in a friendly fixture. The funding is the first phase of the club’s development plan to improve facilities in order for the senior team to gain promotion. The development involved the construction of a covered grandstand to accommodate fifty seated and fifty standing spectators, as well as the laying of hard standing areas around three sides of the ground. The club is now planning a second development phase which includes enclosing the ground with a boundary fence.

Funded with £6m each year from the Premier League, the FSIF is the country’s largest provider of grants towards projects that help improve the comfort and safety of lower league football grounds in both the professional and amateur game. These improvements range from new football stands and turnstiles to floodlighting and improved provision for disabled supporters.

Roger Sansom, Honourary Secretary, said: “This is a historic day for Lydney Town. The opening of the new stand, thanks to funding from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, will benefit the club tremendously.”

Peter McCormick OBE, Chairman of the Football Stadia Improvement Fund, said: “This is a seminaI moment for Lydney Town FC, and I am delighted that investment from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund has helped make it happen. The new stand will allow the club’s supporters to enjoy games in safety and comfort and help their team progress up the non-league pyramid in the process.”

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 For more information contact:

  • Roger Sansomon 07887 842 125 or rogersansom@outlook.com
  • Bradley Cleveland on 0845 345 4555 Ext: 4282 or bradleycleveland@footballfoundation.org.uk

 

Tim Harris opens Lydney's new stand
New stand at Lydney Town

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