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Stadium Works to Re-Commence in 4 Weeks

The installation of the artificial football pitch took a significant step forwards over the last two days, with the arrival of Heribert Hammes, a FIFA approved installation expert, who has vast experience in overseeing such projects.


F.A. President, Andy Bickerton was also on site and following the end of a series of visits and meetings was pleased to declare that the project at East End / Long Look will re commence on October 17th, 2016 and has a conclusion date of end of Jan / early Feb, 2017.

The F.A. is also pleased that everything went smoothly between all the Parties and with the forecast finish date of the installation and Flood Lights are hopeful to stage the finals of the BDO Primary and F.A. High School Leagues at the new stadium, on a first class playing surface.

According to Mr. Bickerton, once the pitch and lights are installed then the next stage will be the ground floor of the main stand, which includes changing areas, office space and other amenities, whilst the final stage will be the addition of seating and roof over the stand

Mr. Hammes hit the ground running after an early morning arrival from Puerto Rico and met with Mr. Bickerton as well as Mr. Dion Stoutt at the site in East End / Long Look.

Although there were some technical details to thrash out with the architect, generally Mr. Hammes was happy with the work done so far with levelling and compaction. The final markings to designate the parameters of the playing surface, drainage areas, grass track and floodlight pylons were all being assessed with the Architect and Mr. Hammes also made suggestions on the depth and size of drainage pipes to allow for the most efficient removal of water, as well as the type of fill for the drainage and the way pitches are designed to slope.