Ground developments thread

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Some thought it may never happen, Harleston Town (Anglian Combination) reporting on their twitter feed that the floodlight poles are now up
Lights now up and working at Harleston
 

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From Buckhurst Hill's Twitter:
"District councillors have unanimously approved plans for floodlights, a 100-seater stand and 100-capacity standing area at Buckhurst Hill Football Club"
So, if the team is half as good as last season and the cash is available for the installations, we will be seeing them in step 6 for season 2021/2
 

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From Frenford FC Twitter, the artificial pitch is down and all that is needed now to finish the project is the stand and turnstiles to be put into place.
They have done well when one considers lockdown.
 

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Huntingdon Town Football club announces significant investment in to their Jubilee Park ground. Chairman Doug McIlwain has signed of on a substantial project of works to the Hunters home ground which will see a new Pitch Side barrier, New Doug outs, and new fencing surrounding the stadium. Chairman McIlwain was keen to highlight the assistance of fellow board members and the FA in securing the funds to allow the £150,000 Upgrades to be undertaken. McIlwain added “ These are truly exciting times for this club, with big changes both on and off the pitch, these upgrades will make Jubilee Park one of the premier facilities in the local area”.
 

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Coleshill Town are replacing the clubhouse floor, the bar is being updated. The portacabin boardroom has gone and the new one will be ready for the coming season. A few miles down the road sees Nuneaton Griff having new floodlights installed in the next few days.
 

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http://instagr.am/p/CDR_6l1B0N1/
A three page statement from Bracknell Town's owners on instagram. Hopefully the link works.

Also reveals once Sandhurst's new 3G is ready and Sandhurst move back to Bottom Meadow, Bagshot will move from Camberley to ground-share at Bracknell Town's Larges Lane.

Confused yet?
 

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Sholing FC have almost completed a new changing room block to comply with ground grading rules (and exceeds them, in case the FA change them again anytime soon). Another new addition is a covered terrace, which will be installed by early September. Turnstiles will have contactless payment terminals ready for the new season.

The old pigeon club inside the ground has been demolished, so the club has lost that as unique quirky feature.

With a new clubhouse opened last year, there's been more work done in the last 12 months than in many years. Some of it paid for by the £100k from Budweiser (no, it never went on players wages!) and some via a Football Foundation grant, but a lot via sponsors and committee donations.
 

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The old pigeon club inside the ground has been demolished, so the club has lost that as unique quirky feature./QUOTE]
Good on the club, but a shame that a distinctive feature at the ground has to be bulldozed in the name of 'progress'.
 

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Farnham Town have bought a number of seats from Brentford's Griffin Park. Apparently, only a percentage of the seats at GP can be sold due to lead issues in the frames and / or plastic seating.
 

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Not a ground development but wasn't sure where else to post it.

Stonewall FC of the Middlesex County Football League Premier (Step 7) are moving from Barnes in West London to the London Stadium Community Track, next to West Ham United's stadium in Stratford, Should be a popular one with groundhoppers.
 

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Not a ground development but wasn't sure where else to post it.

Stonewall FC of the Middlesex County Football League Premier (Step 7) are moving from Barnes in West London to the London Stadium Community Track, next to West Ham United's stadium in Stratford, Should be a popular one with groundhoppers.
Interesting. Hackney Wick were going to move there a couple of years ago but there was a problem with ground grading at their level. Maybe not quite good enough for step 6 but perfectly adequate for step 7 - and Stonewall do programmes, or used to when I hopped about 18 months ago, as do / did the majority of teams in their division.
 

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Interesting. Hackney Wick were going to move there a couple of years ago but there was a problem with ground grading at their level. Maybe not quite good enough for step 6 but perfectly adequate for step 7 - and Stonewall do programmes, or used to when I hopped about 18 months ago, as do / did the majority of teams in their division.
Hackney Wick were Step 5 at the time, but yeah I think it's fine for Step 7, but possibly no higher. Lack of turnstiles, possibly needs another toilet block away from the dressing rooms and you can also see matches from outside.

It's a requirement for the Middlesex County Football League Premier to issue programmes, or at least it was, who knows if leagues will take that away in the Covid-19 world. I have heard of one league scrapping paper team sheets due to Covid risk on exchanging them.
 

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Surely many of Stonewall's players for last season will not want to change from South West London to the East?
 

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Surely many of Stonewall's players for last season will not want to change from South West London to the East?
Maybe, but as Stonewall's players come from the LGBT community, they probably are drawn from a wider geographical area than most other sides at this level, so maybe home ground location is less of an issue.
 

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Surely many of Stonewall's players for last season will not want to change from South West London to the East?
When I hopped Stonewall two seasons back, their programme notes mentioned most of the players lived in East London and commuted to Barnes, so maybe a logical move.
 

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It's a requirement for the Middlesex County Football League Premier to issue programmes, or at least it was, who knows if leagues will take that away in the Covid-19 world. I have heard of one league scrapping paper team sheets due to Covid risk on exchanging them.
Yet, you can still buy a newspaper or a magazine from the local newsagent!
 

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