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Football Stadiums & Facilities

 

New £300,000 3G Pitch Opens In North Tyneside

Wed 22nd Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A state-of-the-art third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) was officially opened at Lockey Park, Wideopen, by the Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, recently. The project was made...

Saints Extend Verteda Partnership

Thu 16th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Southampton FC extends its Verteda hospitality and venue management solution with unique queue-busting smartphone app. Premier League club Southampton Football Club (Saints) is implementing Qjacker...

St James' Park Listed An Asset of Community Value

Thu 16th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

St James’ Park has been listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) after an application from the club’s supporters’ trust was accepted. Newcastle United Supporters Trust (NUST), who...

Shrewsbury Town Install Extra Seating For Chelsea Game

Tue 14th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Shrewsbury Town have announced that for the first time at the Greenhous Meadow there will be additional seating for a football match. Capital One have kindly agreed to cover the costs of the stands...

UEFA: 'Wembley Stadium best of all bidders for Euro 2020'

Fri 10th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

UEFA has hailed The Football Association for having “the best bid of all” as Wembley Stadium looks forward to adding the finale of UEFA Euro 2020 to its regular diet of England matches....

Crystal Palace FC Chief Executive Phil Alexander and Defender Joel Ward Open £370,000 3g Pitch at Kent School

Thu 9th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Phil Alexander, Crystal Palace FC Chief Executive, and defender Joel Ward, officially opened a £370,000 refurbished third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch (AGP) at Darrick Wood School,...

Wasps Rugby Club announce the acquisition of a 50% interest in Coventry's Ricoh Arena

Wed 8th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wasps Rugby Club have today announced the acquisition of a 50% interest in Coventry's Ricoh Arena with immediate effect. Wasps become the joint owners of one of Europe’s largest multi-purpose...

Grassroots Projects Get £7m from the Premier League & the FA Facilities Fund

Wed 8th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The £7m investment will develop new sports facilities, such as floodlit third generation (3G) artificial grass pitches (AGPs) and modern changing rooms, right across the country. The Football...

Grassroots in Lowestoft and Tipton boosted by Facilities Fund

Tue 7th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Football in Lowestoft, Suffolk, and Tipton in the West Midlands has received a boost thanks to more than £1.5 million from the Premier League and the FA Facilities Fund. The fund, which is...

England bosses unveil new £300,000 pitch to boost grassroots football in Kent

Mon 6th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

England’s senior team managers have been out in force to unveil a state-of-the-art new artificial grass pitch in Kent. Women’s Head Coach Mark Sampson and Men’s boss Roy Hodgson took...

Suite success at Everton

Tue 30th Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Corporate guests at one of the country’s most famous football clubs can enjoy the ‘suite’ taste of success – after it unveiled its stylish new event spaces. Goodison Park ,...

Chris Sutton backs Greg Dyke's plan for England

Tue 30th Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chris Sutton is hoping the investment in grassroots facilities across the country will lead to the names of top English footballers coming back to the lips of the nation. The former Norwich City,...

FA Chairman tours £1m grassroots football improvements in Lowestoft

Tue 30th Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

FA Chairman Greg Dyke has taken a tour of Lowestoft in Suffolk where a series of football facility improvements have given a major boost to grassroots football in the area. As well as opening a...

Artificial pitches could return to English Football League

Mon 29th Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Artificial pitches could return to English football from next season after a majority of club chairman from the third and fourth tier leagues said they would be in favour of their reintroduction....

Liverpool's Stadium Expansion Moves Forward

Tue 23rd Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool FC's proposed stadium expansion plans took another important step today with a resolution by Liverpool City Council's Planning Committee to grant planning permission, subject to conditions...

West Ham Launch Club London Hospitality Offering

Tue 23rd Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham United have released details of their new hospitality offering at the Olympic Stadium. As the Hammers take up residence in their iconic new home from 2016, Club London will offer VIP areas...

Peter Schmeichel Celebrates A Decade Of Barclays Spaces For Sports

Wed 3rd Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United FC legend Peter Schmeichel was the main attraction for local youngsters yesterday as he helped them celebrate the tenth anniversary of Barclays Spaces for Sports, a partnership...

Arena Group Expands Sports Overlay Team

Wed 3rd Sep 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arena Group’s specialist sports overlay division has expanded its capabilities with the appointment of Phil Harris as general manager and Mateus Fry as architect and design manager. Members of...

Coventry City Set To Return Home

Thu 21st Aug 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Coventry City football club have reached a deal which will see them return to the Ricoh Arena following their 12 month exile from the ground. The club has agreed a two-year deal with an option for an...

Pelican Scores Contract With Middlesbrough

Mon 4th Aug 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Middlesbrough Football Club has today announced a partnership with Pelican Procurement Services to undertake a review of its food-related procurement, with a view of creating annualised savings of...

Level Playing Field Ticketing & Seating Management Guidance

Mon 4th Aug 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

It’s that time of year again with many clubs and venues currently selling season and match tickets for the year ahead. Some clubs have made changes to their policies and ticket prices and LPF...

Michael Johnson Performance Welcomes Elite Duo

Tue 29th Jul 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Michael Johnson Performance has announced two major new appointments to its Great Britain operation with David Thomas and Duncan Woods joining the team at St. George’s Park. Widely known across...

Arsène Wenger Opens Boreham Wood FC’s New West Stand

Tue 22nd Jul 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsène Wenger opened Boreham Wood FC’s new West Stand at their Meadow Park ground, prior to Arsenal’s pre-season friendly win at the Hertfordshire club on Saturday. The new stand...

Arsenal’s Armoury Megastore Re-Opens After Redesign

Fri 11th Jul 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Football Club’s megastore at the Emirates Stadium has re-opened today, Friday 11 th July 2014, after a complete redesign in conjunction with Official Kit Partner PUMA. Efficiency,...

Stoke City's pre-season gets off on the right foot at St George's Park

Thu 10th Jul 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Mark Hughes and his Stoke City squad kicked off their pre-season campaign today at St George's Park with a day of physical checks and testing in the national football centre’s high performance...

Southampton Light Up St Mary's With LEDs

Tue 24th Jun 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Southampton are set to install LED floodlighting at St Mary’s ahead of the 2014/15 season. The new lighting system will be in place for the coming campaign with the club moving in line with...

Institute Of Groundsmanship Celebrates 80th Anniversary

Tue 10th Jun 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A large group of Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) staff, Board members, Life Members and winners of the Lifetime Achievement Awards have celebrated the IOG’s 80 Anniversary. Eton College...

£5.8m Awarded To 67 Grassroots Football Clubs

Tue 10th Jun 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

67 grassroots football facilities across the country are set to benefit from a £5,770,118 cash injection, thanks to the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund. This new funding constitutes...

Walsall Launch 1888 Club Lounge

Mon 2nd Jun 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bringing the current season and the celebrations of the 125 Anniversary ends, a lasting legacy to Walsall Football Club will be launched at Banks’s Stadium. The 1888 Club will be an exclusive...

Michael Johnson Performance Hosts Ivory Coast Squad

Tue 27th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Michael Johnson Performance have continued their expansion into the football market ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Ivory Coast national football team have announced that they will base...

Football League Attendances Top 15 Million

Fri 23rd May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crowds across the Sky Bet Football League have increased by 136,000 during 2013/14, a 1% increase on the previous season and marks the 11th consecutive season that crowds have topped the 15m mark. The...

Portsmouth Plan New Training Ground In The City

Tue 20th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Portsmouth FC will have a long-term training base in the city from later this year after a deal to create a modern training centre for the club at the Roko Health Club site on Copnor Road, has been...

Six Award Nominations For Sodexo Prestige At St James’ Park

Thu 8th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A team at one of the sporting world’s most famous venues is hoping to walk away with six of the best at a prestigious annual awards ceremony . Sodexo Prestige, which manages catering and events...

Charlton Training Complex Given Go Ahead

Thu 8th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Charlton have been given the go ahead to progress its plans for the construction of a new training ground complex at Sparrows Lane. At a meeting on Tuesday night the Royal Borough of Greenwich voted...

Football League Family Excellence Award Winners Announced

Thu 8th May 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Seven clubs have secured Football League Family Excellence Awards for the seventh year in a row. Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town, Milton Keynes Dons, Shrewsbury Town, Tranmere Rovers...

Sherburn Thrilled With New £210,000 Sporting Facility

Wed 30th Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Anne McIntosh, MP for Thirsk and Malton, officially opened a new community sports club on behalf of Sherburn Playing Fields Association at the weekend. The new facility, which will provide a welcome...

Groundsmen Honored By Football League

Mon 28th Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Middlesbrough, Preston and Fleetwood are all top of the league when it comes to groundcare after each club’s Goundsmen took top honors in the Football League’s annual awards. The Football...

Liverpool Unveil Anfield Redevelopment Plans

Thu 24th Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club has unveiled its stadium expansion plans with detailed proposals for the expansion of its Main Stand and outline proposals for expansion of its Anfield Road Stand. Public...

Wigan Unveil New Training Ground Plans

Wed 23rd Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wigan Athletic Football Club have presented plans for a new training facility to the residents of Charnock Richard, five miles north of Wigan, in the borough of Chorley. The club purchased Charnock...

Arsenal Soccer Schools to open in United States

Thu 3rd Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Soccer Schools are launching centres in the United States this summer, in New York, Boston, New Jersey and Connecticut. The announcement comes after the Gunners confirmed they would be making...

Young Everton chef scoops top award

Tue 1st Apr 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A talented teenager has won a top catering award after training at one of the UK’s top football grounds. Anna Carmichael, from Liverpool, caught the eye of chefs at Goodison Park – home to...

Laing O'Rourke appointed as Etihad Stadium construction partner - expansion work to begin imminently

Mon 31st Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City Football Club today announces that international engineering company Laing O’Rourke has been selected as the construction partner for the expansion of the Etihad Stadium. Ground...

Newcastle United Scores Top Marks In Customer Survey

Fri 28th Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

One of the UK’s most famous football grounds has scored top marks in a secret survey. St James’ Park – home to Newcastle United – is one of the North East’s foremost...

FA Approves Use Of 3G Surfaces In Cup Competition

Tue 25th Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association have confirmed that 3G pitches will be allowed in every round of The FA Cup from next season. FA Cup rules currently state that 3G surfaces are not allowed to be used after...

Manchester United Unveil New Medical Facility

Wed 12th Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United and Toshiba Medical Systems have unveiled a brand new medical facility at the Aon Training Complex. The pioneering agreement, part of the partnership that was announced in October...

Sixfields Redevelopment Breaks Ground This Week

Tue 11th Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The County Group, Northampton Town Football Club and Northampton Borough Council will officially break ground on their joint venture development project to redevelop Sixfields Stadium this week. The...

Fans Back Safe-Standing Plans

Tue 4th Mar 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A survey has revealed overwhelming support for the reintroduction of safe-standing at football grounds. Conducted by Sportswise as part of their Sportsfan Panel found that 74% of respondants voted in...

World Cup Bidding Procedure Must Respect Human Rights

Fri 14th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

FIFPro, the World Footballers’ Union, has told a European Parliament hearing that strictly enforced international human rights standards must be applied as a basic precondition for any country...

Etihad Stadium Expansion Plans Approved

Fri 14th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City’s plans to increase the capacity of the Etihad Stadium were approved by the City Council yesterday. Approval was given to increase the capacity of the stadium from just under...

Bristol City First UK Club To Install Safe Standing Area

Wed 12th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City FC has become the first UK club to install “safe standing” rail seats at their stadium. The club aims to redevelop its Ashton Gate home, starting this summer, and may include...

West Ham Announce Boleyn Ground Sale

Mon 10th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham United have confirmed the sale of Boleyn Ground to a local developer ahead of the club's move to the Olympic Stadium. Announcing the news today, West Ham have confirmed that London developer...

Football League Clubs Say Yes To Safe Standing

Fri 7th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

At their meeting at Derby County on Thursday, Football League clubs were presented with the findings of the recent consultation regarding the use of standing accommodation at Football League matches....

Centerplate Sign Ten Year Northampton Town Deal

Fri 7th Feb 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leading event hospitality provider Centerplate has clinched a 10-year deal to manage all matchday and non-matchday catering as well as event sales and marketing at Northampton Town FC’s...

Pittodrie Score With New Sales Manager

Fri 31st Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tonee Rota has taken up the role of sales manager at Pittodrie Stadium, the home to Aberdeen Football Club, bringing over seven years of experience working for some of the industry’s biggest...

Football Conference Clubs Vote Against 3G Pitches

Thu 30th Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Football Conference clubs have voted against the use of artificial pitches at an EGM yesterday. The proposed rule change to allow clubs to install state of the art 3G artificial pitches was dismissed...

QPR Face Legal Challenge Over Warren Farm Development

Thu 30th Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Queens Park Rangers’ plans to build a new Training and Academy centre could be under threat after a campaign group lodged papers in the High Court claiming the decision to allow the development...

Sports Minister Praises 12% Growth In Sport Participation

Wed 29th Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Helen Grant MP, Minister for Sport and Equalities, has welcomed a new report from the Football Foundation which highlights an impressive 12.4% spike in the number of people playing sport at Football...

Chelsea FC opens Soccer School in Indonesia

Wed 22nd Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea FC's Soccer School in Indonesia will open its doors this weekend. Based in Jakarta and operated by PT Starcom Sports Management, the Soccer School will stage its first official coaching...

Scunthorpe United’s New Stadium Design Unveiled

Mon 6th Jan 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Scunthorpe United’s ambitious new stadium plans have been unveiled by leading architecture and design practice the Frank Whittle Partnership (FWP). The striking 12,000 capacity all-seater...

QPR Unveils Plans For New Stadium At Old Oak

Fri 13th Dec 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Queens Park Rangers have unveiled plans for a new 40,000 seater stadium as part of a major regeneration project in the Old Oak area in West London. The Championship side, in conjunction with partners,...

Brentford Stadium Plans Approved

Fri 6th Dec 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brentford football club’s plans for a new stadium at Lionel Road were approved by council officials last night. Hounslow Council planning officers approved the scheme for a new 20,000-seater...

Back To The Beach For Arena Group

Tue 3rd Dec 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Harlequin – part of Arena Group – created the ultimate temporary beach soccer stadium for the SAMSUNG Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup as it headed to Dubai’s International Marine...

Joint Pyrotechnics Education Campaign Launched

Tue 3rd Dec 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Premier League, The Football League and The FA have launched a supporter education campaign on the danger of pyrotechnics at football grounds, following research among fans that they would like...

Sixfields Stadium Redevelopment Plans Approved

Wed 27th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium redevelopment plans were given the green light by councillors last night. In a historic meeting at Northampton's Guildhall on Tuesday night, Northampton...

Bristol City Stadium Redevelopment Given Major Boost

Wed 20th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City’s plans to redevelop Ashton Gate received a major boost yesterday after it was announced that their plans had been recommended for approval by local councillors. In a statement...

Steve McClaren Unveils £500,000 Grassroots Facility

Tue 19th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Former England and Middlesbrough FC Manager, and current Head Coach at Derby County FC, Steve McClaren, has officially unveiled the outstanding new changing pavilion in Ripley for Codnor Sports...

Advanced Ticketing Become UKTI North West Export Champion

Tue 19th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Software provider, Advanced Ticketing (Advanced), based in Knutsford, Cheshire, has been chosen as a UK Trade and Industry (UKTI) North West Export Champion for 2014. UKTI is a Government department...

Derby County Announce Stadium Naming Rights Deal

Thu 14th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Derby County have revealed iPro are to be the club's first-ever stadium naming rights partner. The new global sports drink company have entered into a 10 year agreement worth £7 million with the...

St. George's Park Receives FIFA F-MARC Accreditation

Tue 5th Nov 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The St. George’s Park sports medical centre has become the first in England to receive the coveted Fifa F-MARC accreditation, joining 36 elite medical facilities across the globe as a Fifa...

Sports Minister Helen Grant welcomes the new Premier League & FA Facilities Fund

Thu 24th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

New sports minister Helen Grant MP believes the announcement of the Premier League & The FA Facilities Fund will prove to be an inspiration for the next generation of young footballers. The new...

Grassroots Football Benefits From £102m Investment

Wed 23rd Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Local football facilities are set to benefit from £102m of investment over the next three years after the Premier League, The FA, and the Government (via Sport England) committed to financing a...

Graham Taylor Unveils New Lincolnshire Community Pavilion

Tue 22nd Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Former England manager Graham Taylor OBE, returned to Lincolnshire to officially open a new community pavilion yesterday (21 st Oct), financed by a £312,736 grant from the Football Foundation...

Manchester United Consider Safe Standing At OT

Fri 18th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United are the latest club to give their backing to the Safe Standing campaign. It’s understood that the current Premier League champions are keen to investigate the viability of...

The Shay Listed As An Asset of Community Value

Fri 18th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Halifax Town Supporters’ Trust’s application for the Shay Stadium to be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV) has been successful. The listing puts FC Halifax Town’s home...

Liverpool Launch Indian Football Academy

Thu 17th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club are set to launch a football academy in India in 2014. Joining forces with Indian team DSK Shivajians FC, Liverpool have revealed plans for a full-time coaching academy in...

Reading Purchase Land For New Training Ground

Wed 16th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Reading Football Club have announced the exchange of contracts on Friday (11 th Oct) for the purchase of land which will become the site of the club’s new training ground complex. The club have...

Hereford United Outline Stadium Development Plans

Mon 14th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Hereford United have outlined how plans for the redevelopment of the club’s home, Edgar Street will help protect the club’s future. The club have been in negotiations with Hereford Council...

Sixfields Stadium Redevelopment Plans To Be Submitted

Thu 10th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club is set to submit a planning application to Northampton Borough Council which would see Sixfields Stadium’s capacity increased to about 10,000. The plans are...

Brighton's £55m Premier League Grand Plan

Thu 10th Oct 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brighton and Hove Albion have unveiled ambitious plans they hope will help propel them into the Premier League. Revealing the ambitious £55m scheme, Albion chief executive, Paul Barber outlined...

Leyton Orient Olympic Stadium Bid Fails

Fri 20th Sep 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leyton Orient have failed in their bid for a judicial review over the decision to award West Ham United sole tenancy of the Olympic Stadium. In a High Court hearing in London yesterday (19 th Sept),...

Wind Powers Middlesbrough To Energy Self-Sufficiency

Thu 19th Sep 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Winds blowing from in from the North Sea will power Middlesbrough FC to energy self-sufficiency after the Championship club agreed a multi-million pound scheme that will make them the UK's first major...

IoG Launches 'Get Into Grounds' Exhibit At Saltex

Thu 19th Sep 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

SALTEX visitors witnessed the launch of the Institute of Groundsmanship's (IOG) 'Get Into Grounds' interactive exhibit at its first point of call in the IOG Hub at Windsor Racecourse in early...

Manchester United Scoop Top Customer Service Award

Thu 19th Sep 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United have been rewarded for their customer service by VisitFootball, a joint venture between the Premier League and the national tourism board VisitEngland. A panel of industry experts...

Ashton Gate Achieves Football's First Food For Life Catering Mark

Thu 29th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering, the catering partner at Bristol City FC, has achieved the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark for the League 1 club’s hospitality and event menus, making Ashton Gate the...

Anfield Listed As Asset of Community Value

Tue 27th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC has been listed as an ‘Asset of Community Value’ by Liverpool City Council. Fans’ group, Spirit of Shankly (SoS) welcomed the decision after making...

Matchsaver & Sporting Charleroi Set The Standard In Belgium

Thu 22nd Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sporting Charleroi in the Jupiler Pro League, Belgium have just taken delivery of the new 2013 Matchsaver Air Roller System. The five roller system was delivered and installed in just three days in...

Bradford City Awards Lindley Venue Catering £1.4 million Catering Concession

Tue 20th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newly-promoted Bradford City FC has awarded a five-year, £1.4 million catering concession to Lindley Venue Catering – the specialist sports catering division of The Lindley Group - which...

Chris Gray Joins IOG As Head Of Education

Wed 14th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chris Gray has been appointed Head of Education at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Armed with more than 30 years’ experience working in the turf care and education sectors, Chris brings an...

Community Football Club Secures £25,000 From Sporting Legacy Fund

Mon 12th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Ashford Town (Middlesex) Football Club has secured Olympic legacy funding from Sport England’s Inspired Facilities fund. Sport England today revealed that more than 1,300 local sports projects...

Sunderland AFC Achieves Investors in People Award

Thu 8th Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sunderland AFC have become one of the first Premier League football clubs to be awarded Investors in People status, after working towards the prestigious accreditation in recent months. As well as...

Manchester City reveal radical overhaul of Citizens suite hospitality area

Fri 2nd Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City supporters will soon be able to enjoy the ultimate matchday experience in a new hospitality area in the Etihad Stadium. The Club has revealed the radical overhaul of the Citizens...

Manchester United supporters win fight to award Old Trafford Asset Of Community Value status

Thu 1st Aug 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Trafford Council has granted a request by MUST - the Manchester United Supporters Trust to "protect" Old Trafford in case it is ever put up for sale. The club's home since 1910 will be labelled an...

Sodexo Scores At St James' Park With The Launch Of A New Bar.

Fri 26th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

One of the UK's leading catering and event providers has strengthened its partnership with an iconic football ground with substantial investment in a new bar. Sodexo Prestige, which manages...

Advanced Ticketing Achieves World Class Customer Satisfaction

Fri 26th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Customer satisfaction with Advanced Ticketing (formerly IRIS Ticketing), a leading ticketing and CRM software provider, has accelerated to its highest levels, according to the latest six month Net...

FA Adds To St. George's Park Technical Staff

Wed 17th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has expanded its new elite development team at St. George's Park with the appointment of three player development specialists. Dan Ashworth, The FA’s Head of Elite Development, has...

Manchester City Reveal Stadium Expansion Plans

Fri 12th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City Football Club have opened an exhibition at the Etihad Stadium to present the club’s options for the potential expansion of the ground’s seating capacity. The capacity of...

New 3G Pitch For Chelmsford Grassroots Clubs

Thu 11th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Grassroots sport in Chelmsford received a significant boost when a new third generation (3G) pitch, funded by the Football Foundation, the country’s largest sports charity, was opened at...

Ashton Gate Proposals Draw Big Crowds

Fri 5th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Over 1,600 people viewed proposals to redevelop Ashton Gate Stadium, which were put on display to the public by Bristol Sport last week. The proposals are based on a plan to replace the existing...

Burnley Complete Turf Moor Buy-Back

Fri 5th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Burnley Football Club have taken Turf Moor and Gawthorpe back under the club’s ownership following the completion of a buy-back campaign developed by co-chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike...

Northampton Agree Sixfields Stadium Redevelopment

Thu 4th Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club have agreed a deal with Northampton Borough Council to redevelop Sixfields Stadium. The redevelopment will see the capacity of Sixfields increase to around 10,000 and...

Wigan Purchase Golf Club For Training Ground Development

Tue 2nd Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wigan Athletic have confirmed that Chairman Dave Whelan has purchased Charnock Richard Golf Club with a view to possibly developing the site as the club’s new First Team and Academy Training...

Le Saux Gives Surrey Football Club a Boost

Tue 2nd Jul 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Former England and Chelsea defender, Graeme Le Saux, gave Surrey football club Hambedon FC a boost, by presenting them with a cheque for £5,000 at his first event as an official Football...

Superstore Plan Will Give Pompey a Stadium Boost

Thu 27th Jun 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Portsmouth Football Club has backed plans for a new Tesco superstore behind the Fratton End which, if approved, will give the club a substantial sum to fund and start long-overdue work on improving...

Anfield Regeneration Plans Unveiled

Tue 25th Jun 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Plans for the £260m regeneration of the Anfield area in Liverpool have been unveiled. A consortium which is being led by Liverpool City Council with support from Your Housing Group and Liverpool...

Swansea City’s Academy Achieves Category Two Status

Mon 24th Jun 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Swansea City’s Academy has achieved Category Two status under the Premier League’s new EPPP grading system. In a stringent selection process, Swansea met all the standards with the...

Real Madrid Head Groundsman To Offer Advice at IOG SALTEX

Tue 11th Jun 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

World-leading and award-winning groundsmen and women – from amateur clubs to iconic international sporting venues – will offer free sports turf management advice to SALTEX (Sports Amenity...

Ashton Gate Redevelopment Consultation Dates Announced

Mon 10th Jun 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Plans for the redevelopment of Bristol City’s home ground, Ashton Gate Stadium will go on show to the public on June 25th and 26th. The £40m redevelopment was revealed earlier this year as...

Lindley Venue Catering Wins Top Matchday Hospitality Experience Award

Fri 31st May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering ‘s team at Notts County FC has scooped the best Matchday Hospitality Experience in League 1 Trophy at the prestigious 2013 Football Hospitality Awards organised by Stadium...

Burnley Achieve Football League Family Excellence Award

Wed 29th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Burnley Football Club have been awarded the Football League Family Excellence Award for 2012/13. The award, which has been established for six years, is given to clubs following two genuine family...

West Ham Granted Planning Permission For Olympic Stadium Conversion

Wed 29th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham United's move to the Olympic Stadium has taken another major step forward after the E20 LLP were granted planning permission to commence the conversion of the Olympic Stadium at a Planning...

WATFORD FC AND LINDLEY VENUE CATERING SEAL £18m PARTNERSHIP DEAL

Fri 24th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Following a hugely successful season both on and off-the pitch Watford FC and Lindley Venue Catering have forged a new £18 million deal extending the caterer’s original five-year contract...

Liverpool FC Opens Its Doors To Melwood

Tue 21st May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool FC is giving its fans the opportunity to go behind the scenes at the club’s first team training ground, Melwood, for the first ever time. Melwood has been LFC’s training ground...

Swansea City’s Groundsman Wins Premier League Award

Fri 17th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A fantastic footballing year for Wales has ended with Swansea City adding another trophy to this season’s list of achievements, after Dan Duffy was named Barclays Premier League Groundsman of...

Newcastle United Top Public Transport League

Tue 14th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A study of more than 1,000 football fans on how well (or badly) different grounds are served by public transport has placed Newcastle United at the top of the league with champions, Manchester United...

Supporters’ Trust Secure Kassam Stadium as an ‘Asset of Community Value’

Mon 13th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

OxVox, the independent Supporters’ Trust of Oxford United, today heard that its bid to have The Kassam Stadium listed as a Community Asset under the Localism Act (2011) has been approved by...

Arsenal Launch Ticket Transfer Facility

Tue 7th May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal is introducing a Ticket Transfer facility in a bid to improve its ticketing services for the 2013/14 season. With games continuously sold out at the Emirates Stadium, work has been ongoing to...

Football Foundation Launches AGP Survey

Wed 1st May 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Foundation has launched a brand new survey which aims to get feedback from people using artificial grass pitches (AGPs). The survey aims to get the first-hand experiences of playing and...

Cardiff City launch House of Sport II

Tue 30th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newly promoted Cardiff City have became the first non-Premier League club to benefit from the Premier League Community Facility Fund (PLCFF) after receiving a £350,000 grant for the House of...

Fan Group Nominates Old Trafford For 'Asset of Community Value' Listing

Fri 26th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

MUST, the independent Manchester United Supporters’ Trust, have revealed today that it has submitted a nomination to Trafford Council for Old Trafford Football Stadium, the home of Manchester...

QPR Get Go Ahead For Warren Farm Site

Thu 25th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Queens Park Rangers football club have been given the go ahead to progress its plans for a state-of-the-art training ground facility at the Warren Farm site. At a meeting yesterday evening (24 th...

Crystal Palace Nominated For Top Hospitality Award

Thu 25th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crystal Palace’s Speroni’s Restaurant has been nominated for a prestigious award. The venue in the main stand at Selhurst Park has been recognised by leading football industry organisation...

Chelsea FC No Tout Zone Extended

Mon 22nd Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Since October last year anyone suspected of touting tickets around Chelsea Football Club’s (CFC) Stamford Bridge home have been ordered to leave and not return for 24 hours. Any tout who returns...

Leyton Orient’s Free Season Ticket Offer

Thu 18th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leyton Orient will give 1500 local young people free season tickets should their bid to ground-share at the Olympic Stadium fail. Orient will commit their future to Waltham Forest should they be...

Mather & Co Back at Wembley to Design New 'FA 150' Gallery

Wed 17th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leading visitor attraction design consultancy, Mather & Co has completed a project to design and install a new visitor gallery at Wembley Stadium. The 200m² gallery, which forms the holding...

England and Newcastle United Hero Opens New 3G pitch

Fri 12th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Former Newcastle United and England footballer Peter Beardsley has officially opened a new state-of-the-art playing surface in Northumberland thanks to a £184,584 grant from the Football...

Cardiff City House of Sport Phase Two Launched

Wed 10th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Cardiff City House of Sport opened to the public in 2010 as a Premier League standard training, coaching and education facility for the Cardiff City FC Academy, the Capital City of Wales and...

Chelsea Football Club Offers New Hospitality Membership

Mon 8th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea Football Club have announced a rebrand of its hospitality product, making the choices for hospitality tickets more straightforward. Launching the new Annual Hospitality Membership, the west...

The Lindley Group And Centerplate Combine To Become Premier Global Hospitality Provider

Thu 4th Apr 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Lindley Group - which serves many of the country’s premier sporting venues and tourist destinations, including Tottenham Hotspur FC’s White Hart Lane, Leicester Tigers’ Welford...

Aldershot Town FC Community Stand Officially Opens

Thu 28th Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aldershot Town FC will officially open their new community stand next week, which was made possible thanks to a £32,101 grant from The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), the largest...

Manchester City School of Football Becomes Largest In Abu Dhabi

Wed 27th Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City have announced its School of Football in Abu Dhabi is now the largest in the region, after only one year since the school was first launched. With demand from both Emirati and...

Gateshead’s 368 Mile Round Trip For Home Tie

Fri 22nd Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gateshead Football Club’s next ‘home’ game will be played at Boston United’s ground, a 368 mile round trip. The game against Newport County has been postponed four times at...

West Ham Up Olympic Stadium Bid

Fri 22nd Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham have secured their tenancy of the Olympic Stadium after an extra £5m towards the cost of converting the venue was agreed. It’s thought the cost of converting the Olympic Stadium...

Soccer Sight Goes Digital At Windsor Park

Wed 20th Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Carl Frampton the new European Super-bantamweight Champion and ardent Northern Ireland supporter officially launched the Irish FA / RNIB Soccer Sight Digital initiative. The Soccer Sight initiative...

Doncaster Rovers Sign 10 Year Catering Deal

Wed 6th Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Doncaster Rovers FC has signed a new 10-year deal with Lindley Venue Catering to manage all of the match day and non-match day catering, and to provide sales and marketing services to promote the...

Leicester City Owners Purchase Stadium

Fri 1st Mar 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leicester City’s owners the Srivaddhanaprabha family, have completed the purchase of King Power Stadium. The purchase of the stadium site by the club’s owners, through their K Power...

FA Launches Grassroots Facility Improvement Strategy

Tue 26th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA has today launched a new three-year plan for the improvement of facilities across grassroots football. English football’s governing body has launched a three-year plan, in consultation...

IFA Granted Planning Permission For Windsor Park Redevelopment

Wed 20th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

THE Irish Football Association today welcomed Alex Attwood’s announcement that planning permission has been granted for the redevelopment of the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park....

Scottish FA/PFA Scotland Launch 3G Pro Player Survey

Thu 14th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Footballers playing in Scottish leagues will be given the chance to voice their opinion on the use of 3G surfaces. Joining forces with PFA Scotland, the players’ union, the Scottish FA will...

Toon Stars Launch Grassroots Facility

Wed 13th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newcastle United players Shola and Sammy Ameobi have returned to the streets where they honed their football skills as youngsters to open a newly-refurbished community sports centre which could...

Madejski Stadium Expansion Plans Re-submitted

Thu 7th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Premier League survival will see Reading re-submit plans to expand the Madejski Stadium according to chairman, Sir John Madejski. In an interview with BBC Radio Berkshire, Sir John said the Premier...

Alternative Redevelopment Plans Announced For Ashton Gate

Tue 5th Feb 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City Football Club is bringing forward alternative plans to redevelop Ashton Gate, it has been announced. The newly-redeveloped multi-purpose stadium would be used by Bristol City FC and...

Old Trafford Food Hygiene Concerns Uncovered

Mon 14th Jan 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Food Hygiene inspectors reported the presence of rodents at Old Trafford it has been revealed. An inspection of Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford discovered that the club has previously had to...

Burnley Launch Turf Moor ‘Buy-Back’ Bond

Thu 10th Jan 2013 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Turf Moor and Gawthorpe are set to return to ownership of a revamped Burnley FC group. Burnley FC Co-Chairmen John Banaszkiewicz and Mike Garlick confirmed that after inviting support from private...

Football Attendances Up in Britain’s Golden Year of Sport

Thu 20th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Great Britain’s golden year of sport was reflected in record attendances and viewing figures with Football fans accounting for more than half of all sports attendance in 2012 according to a...

Coventry City hold talks with Hinckley over stadium move

Fri 14th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Coventry City have held provisional talks with Hinckley United over playing at the Blue Square Bet North side's Greene King Stadium. Coventry are looking at other grounds as they discuss a £1.1m...

Dan Walker Becomes Football Foundation Ambassador

Tue 11th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

BBC One’s Football Focus presenter, Dan Walker, has become the Football Foundation’s latest signing after he agreed to become one of its Ambassadors. The Football Foundation is the...

IFA Submit Planning Application For National Stadium Redevelopment

Tue 11th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

THE Irish Football Association has formally submitted its planning application for the redevelopment of the National Football Stadium Windsor Park to DOE Planning. If the plans are given the green...

West Ham Secure Olympic Stadium

Wed 5th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham United have been named the Highest-Ranked Bidder for the Olympic Stadium following a board meeting by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) today. A statement released by the club...

Newcastle United Becomes World’s First ‘Carbon Positive’ Football Club

Tue 4th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Following last night’s victory over Wigan Athletic, Newcastle United has announced that it has become the world’s first carbon positive football club. Working with GET Solutions and CNI,...

Jeremy Hunt MP Presents Cheque to Local Grassroots Football Club

Tue 4th Dec 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Local MP and Secretary of State for Health, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt, handed Hambledon Football Club and grassroots sport in Surrey a boost as he presented Hambledon FC with a cheque for £99,999 from...

Southampton & Eastleigh FC Sign Partnership

Tue 27th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Southampton Football Club have announced a new partnership with local Blue Square Bet South club Eastleigh which will see some of the Premier League side’s U21 fixtures played at the Silverlake...

England U21 Boss Opens New Pitch in Peterborough

Tue 27th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

England Under-21 manager, Stuart Pearce MBE, has officially opened a new third generation (3G) pitch in Peterborough funded by the Football Foundation and Peterborough City Council. The new pitch will...

FA Chairman Presents Cheque To Bolton Club

Thu 22nd Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Grassroots sport in Bolton has received a significant boost following the award of £738,807 to Horwich St Mary’s Football Club from the Football Foundation, the country’s largest...

FA Tackles Pitch Revival

Mon 19th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Leicestershire arm of the Football Association (FA) has revived the synthetic turf pitch at its county headquarters thanks to synthetic sports surface maintenance company Replay. Holmes Park, in...

Arsenal Receives Centre of Excellence Award

Fri 16th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Football Club has been recognised for demonstrating high standards in accessibility and providing a fully-inclusive experience for disabled supporters. Emirates Stadium has received one of the...

The Organisers – Your Private Office

Fri 16th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Organisers are a super-efficient team of personal assistants who operate as your private office, providing bespoke solutions to domestic or corporate challenges twenty-four hours a day, every day...

Give Your Grass A Boost With Climate Cover ‘TGC’

Mon 5th Nov 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

With the winter sports season underway and the leaves starting to fall from the trees, the first frosts will soon start to make an appearance. With this in mind, frost protection systems to help...

£2.1m Funding Boost For Grassroots Football Clubs

Wed 31st Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Grassroots football clubs are set to receive a helping hand from the country’s largest sports charity. The Football Foundation has announced that £2.1m of funding from The FA is to be made...

Bristol City Offer Support To Safe Standing Campaign

Wed 31st Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City FC has given its support to the Football Supporters’ Federation’s Safe Standing Campaign. The Football Supporters’ Federation (FSF) has been leading the Safe Standing...

Aston Villa Publicly Backs Safe Standing Campaign

Mon 29th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aston Villa have become the first high profile club to publicly back calls for small scale trials of safe standing areas at top flight football stadia. Coinciding with the launch of a major new...

Pardew praises Premier League Community Facility Fund

Thu 25th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newcastle United manager, Alan Pardew and two of his star players paid a visit to the Walker Activity Dome in Newcastle upon Tyne this week to present a cheque for £338,819 on behalf of the...

Replay Continues to Expand

Wed 17th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Synthetic sports surface maintenance company Replay has appointed Nick Harris as its new Business Development Manager. This new role, created by Replay Maintenance to support and continue the rapid...

Anfield Set For Redevelopment

Mon 15th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club have announced plans for the redevelopment of Anfield today which will see capacity increased to around 60,000. In an interview with the club’s official website...

Jack Charlton Opens New Pitch For Durham

Tue 9th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

1966 World Cup winner, Jack Charlton OBE, showed the next generation of football talent how it is done as he stepped up to take a penalty at a local launch event and buried it in the bottom right...

Sheepshanks: St George's 'can make difference'

Mon 8th Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

England's national football centre chairman insists it can even achieve the impossible and make English teams good at taking penalties. St George's Park near Burton, a £105million complex that...

Royal Visit for St. George’s Park Launch

Mon 1st Oct 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will open St. George's Park, The FA's new national football centre, this month it has been announced. The Duke of Cambridge, who is the Honorary President of The FA,...

Perform at St. George’s Park Opens To The Public

Thu 27th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Perform at St George’s Park, the world-class sports and exercise medicine, human performance and rehabilitation centre at the heart of The Football Association’s (The FA) new national...

FA Submit Wembley To Host Euro 2020 Final

Mon 24th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wembley Stadium could host the Euro 2020 final should plans to change the format of the competition be accepted. It’s reported that the Football Association have put forward Wembley as the venue...

Premier League Clubs Should Deliver Men’s Health Services

Fri 21st Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Academic study recommends public bodies should commission Premier League football clubs to deliver men’s health services One of the largest ever academic studies of men’s health in England...

S&C Slatter Install 3G Artificial Grass Pitch Facility

Thu 20th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The ground has been broken at the start of a highly prestigious sports pitch project for Hampton School. The project development team of the school selected S&C Slatter to work with them to...

AMEX Crowd Sets Attendance and Consumption Records

Tue 18th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brighton and Hove Albion's Friday night game not only set a new Amex attendance record, they consumed a record volume of food and drink. Seagulls supporters set a new all-time club record in terms of...

Man City To Begin Work On Academy Site

Fri 14th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City have announced work is to commence on their ground-breaking City Football Academy. In what is a landmark project for the club, City are to build a state of the art youth development...

Sheffield Wednesday Issue Hillsborough Apology

Wed 12th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sheffield Wednesday have released an apology ahead of the release of an independent report into the 1989 disaster that claimed the lives of 96 Liverpool fans. The statement read: “Sheffield...

QPR Appoint Populous For Warren Farm Development

Mon 10th Sep 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

QPR have appointed world-renowned sports architects Populous to design a bespoke, state-of-the-art training facility and community sports hub at the Warren Farm site in Ealing. Populous have designed...

Doncaster Rovers' latest signing is... the Keepmoat Stadium

Thu 30th Aug 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

It’s official, Doncaster Rovers have signed a deal with Doncaster Council which sees them take over the lease of the Keepmoat Stadium this week in a 99 year deal. A ceremonial handover was part...

FC Barcelona names FieldTurf Official Sports Surfaces Supplier

Fri 10th Aug 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The world leader in FIFA Recommended artificial turf installations is joining forces once again with FC Barcelona and will install the most cutting-edge artificial turf football pitches at the club's...

Fulham Get Green Light For Stadium Redevelopment Plans

Mon 30th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Fulham Football Club have been granted planning permission to redevelop the Riverside Stand at Craven Cottage Stadium following a planning hearing at London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. The...

Lindley Secures Tottenham Hotspur FC Contract

Fri 27th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering, the specialist sports stadia catering division of The Lindley Group, has beaten off stiff competition to win the prestigious five-year contract to provide all match day and...

Man Utd Ticket Allocation Cut at Anfield and Goodison Park

Tue 24th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United will have their ticket allocation reduced at both Anfield and Goodison Park this season, it has been confirmed. Liverpool City Council have approved plans to reduce the ticket...

Ross County Stadium Renamed

Mon 23rd Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Ross County's Victoria Park home will have a new name when they make their Clydesdale Bank Premier League debut against Motherwell on August 4. Following its extensive close-season upgrade to bring it...

Lindley Awarded Notts County Catering & Events Contract

Thu 19th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Notts County FC – acknowledged as the oldest established football league club in the world - has appointed Lindley Venue Catering to provide high quality match day and non-match day catering...

Burnley's University College of Football Business in bid for Olympic stadium

Wed 18th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Burnleys's football university has launched an audacious bid to take over London’s Olympic Stadium after the Games. College bosses say they want to use it as a new campus but declined to go into...

Foundation and The FA team up to fund 9v9 goalposts

Mon 16th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Foundation has teamed up with The FA to provide funding towards the installation of 9v9 goalposts as part of The FA’s Youth Development Review, as well as continuing to replace...

Ground Transformation ahead Team GB Football Squad Arrival

Fri 13th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

London’s Eltham College pitches have been completely overhauled by Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) in preparation of the imminent arrival of Team GB’s football squad as they prepare...

Blackburn Count Cost of Relegation

Tue 10th Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The reality of a life in the Championship has led to Blackburn Rovers reducing the cost of its hospitality facilities by up to 40% on last term. Rovers, who were relegated from the Premier League,...

1992 Community Stand at Aldershot Town

Tue 3rd Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aldershot Town Football Club have confirm that subject to normal planning consent a brand new stand will be constructed at the High Street End of the club’s EBB Stadium which should be in use by...

FA Handed Keys to St George’s Park

Tue 3rd Jul 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA were officially handed the keys to St. George’s Park yesterday - and the future of football coach education in England - by builders Bowmer & Kirkland. A small ‘handing...

S&C Slatter Develop 3G Turf for Centre of Excellence

Thu 28th Jun 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Specialist sports pitch construction contractor S&C Slatter have been chosen to develop the 3G pitches at Poole Town Football Club’s new state of the art stadium, training pitch and...

Chelsea reveal Battersea Power Station stadium images

Fri 22nd Jun 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

They may not have been selected as the preferred bidder for Battersea Power Station, but that hasn't stopped Chelsea releasing an artists impression of what they hope their stadium on the prospective...

England's Ground For Optimism In Donetsk

Tue 19th Jun 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Expectations are high for the England team to perform well tonight on the Donetsk pitch from the stadia services team at STRI following last Friday’s waves of water that rolled across the turf....

Premier League Clubs Top Social Responsibility Ranking

Thu 14th Jun 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

When it comes to social responsibility England’s Premier League clubs are ahead of their European rivals a new study has found. Research conducted by Responsiball, the social responsibility...

Man City Appoint Design Agency For Hospitality Overhaul

Fri 8th Jun 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City have appointed 20:20, the strategic design agency to radically improve two of their prime hospitality suites. Work at the Etihad stadium is set to ensure that what is being achieved on...

STRI and IFA Announce Groundsman of The Year Winners

Thu 31st May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute), in conjunction with The Irish Football Association (IFA) have revealed the winners of the 2012 Groundsman of the Year Awards. Mervyn Nixon of Championship One...

STRI Transforms England Euro 2012 Training Base

Tue 29th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

With ten days to go until England kick-off their Euro 2012 campaign against France, England’s training camp in Hutnik, Poland has been transformed by STRI (Sports Turf Research Institute). STRI...

Synthetic Turf A Financial Lifeline For Football League Clubs

Tue 29th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO) has stressed the positive financial implications that synthetic turf can have for professional football clubs, in advance of the impending decision from...

SAPCA Appoints New Technical Manager

Wed 23rd May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

SAPCA, the Sports and Play Construction Association, has appointed Mike Cox as its new Technical Manager. Chris Trickey, CEO of SAPCA said, "One of the most important areas of SAPCA’s activity...

Gary Neville becomes Football Foundation ambassador

Wed 23rd May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gary Neville has become the Football Foundation’s latest signing after he agreed to become one of its ambassadors. The Football Foundation is the country’s biggest sports charity and funds...

Synthetic Turf Top Of the Agenda For Football League

Fri 18th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The European Synthetic Turf Organisation (ESTO) has pledged its commitment to profiling the benefits of synthetic turf in sport, as it champions a positive decision in advance of the Football...

Southgate Calls For Investment In Grassroots Facilities

Thu 17th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gareth Southgate, Head of Elite Development at The FA, believes investment into the country’s grassroots football facilities is crucial to the technical development of the next crop of English...

Lincoln City Offer Fans Chance to Rename Stadium

Thu 17th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lincoln City will offer fans the chance to rename the club’s Sincil Bank Stadium in a unique competition aimed at raising finaces to boost the club’s playing squad. The club’s Board...

QPR Reveal Plans For New Training Ground

Tue 15th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Following a dramatic final game of the season in which they secured their Premier League status at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, Queens Park Rangers have announced details of a new...

LMA Conduct Review Of Technical Areas

Fri 11th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A review of Technical Areas at football grounds will be presented to members of FIFA and UEFA. The review was commissioned by the League Managers’ Association (LMA) in direct response to...

Arsenal To Open Flagship Store

Fri 11th May 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Football Club is to open its first flagship store in a major retail location after securing a 2,270 sq ft first floor unit at Brent Cross Shopping Centre. The store, which is due to open in...

Rotherham Appoint Lindley Venue Catering

Fri 27th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering, the specialist sports stadia catering division of The Lindley Group, has been appointed by Rotherham United FC to develop its conference and events business, and manage all...

Brighton To Increase AMEX Stadium Capacity

Thu 26th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club have been granted permission to increase the seating capacity at the AMEX Stadium. Following a Planning Committee meeting at Brighton & Hove City Council...

Newcastle To Unveil Statue Of Sir Bobby Robson

Thu 26th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newcastle United's former manager, Sir Bobby Robson will be commemorated with the unveiling of a statue outside the club's stadium. Standing at nine-and-a-half feet tall, the bronze sculpture will...

Stadium Experience Pair Nominated For Prestigious Awards

Thu 26th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lisette Maas, Chair of Stadium Experience and Julian Britton, Vice Chair of Stadium Experience have both been shortlisted as finalists in The Stadium Business Awards 2012. The nominations for The...

Derby County and Lindley Venue Catering Extend Partnership

Wed 25th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering, the specialist sports stadia catering division of The Lindley Group, has extended its partnership with Derby County Football Club to operate and expand the Starbucks store...

Fan Lock-out At Gillingham Over Policing Costs

Wed 11th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gillingham Football Club’s League 2 game against Swindon Town could be under threat in a row over policing costs. The match, due to take place on 21 April may have to take place behind closed...

Football Clubs Should Pay Extra For Policing

Tue 10th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A research project between the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and researchers in the Department of Security and Crime Science at University College London has suggested that football...

New Appointments Enhance Wembley Stadium Board

Wed 4th Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gwyn Burr and Coline McConville have been appointed to the Board of Directors at Wembley Stadium. The two new Non-Executive Directors have been appointed as Wembley looks forward to the fifth...

Bristol City's Stadium Plans Dealt A Major Blow

Mon 2nd Apr 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City Football Club have been dealt another blow to their hopes of building a new 30,000-seater stadium at Ashton Vale. A High Court judge has ruled that campaigners who challenged Bristol City...

Matchsaver Goes From Strength to Strength

Tue 20th Mar 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

2012 has started strongly for Matchsaver with a very high level of international interest and new orders for its’ unique automated pitch protection system. This follows on from a highly...

Sports Minister launches Football Foundation’s Monitoring & Evaluation Report

Wed 7th Mar 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Hugh Robertson MP, Minister for Sport and the Olympics has officially launched the Football Foundation’s first ever annual Monitoring & Evaluation Report. The document highlights the impact...

Fans Raise £1.5m in FC United Share Scheme

Tue 28th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

FC United closes in on £1.6m community shares target to help finance new football ground and community facility in Moston Supporters of fan-owned football club FC United of Manchester have...

Maxim Group Celebrates 20yrs of Business

Mon 27th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Top store fit out company, Maxim Creative Group which boasts Manchester City and Everton as clients continues to go from strength to strength as it celebrates 20 successful years in business this...

Government announces £3m investment in St. George’s Park

Thu 23rd Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced that Government is contributing £3million to The Football Association’s national football centre, St. George’s Park. This funding will be...

Artificial pitches could return to English football

Thu 16th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Artificial pitches could return to English football after club chairmen voted to hold a formal consultation on the controversial surfaces. The so-called 'plastic pitches' were banned in all four...

Olympic Stadium: Architect ended Hammers plan

Thu 16th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The architect of the Olympic Stadium says he is the man behind the anonymous complaint which derailed West Ham's bid for the stadium. In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports News, Steve Lawrence...

Lindley launches range of premium branded retail food outlets

Tue 14th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Lindley Venue Catering - the specialist sports stadia catering division within the Lindley Group – is rolling out a range of innovative, branded, food retail concepts aimed at raising the...

Peter McCormick OBE named as new Chairman of the FSIF

Wed 8th Feb 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) has announced that Peter McCormick OBE has been appointed as its new Chairman. Funded with £6m p.a. from the Premier League, the FSIF is the...

Spurs Stadium Plan Receives Funding Boost

Tue 31st Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur FC and Haringey Council have today made a joint pledge to the major regeneration of North Tottenham. Tottenham’s plans to redevelop White Hart Lane and the local area received...

Alan Pardew opens football facilities in Gateshead

Fri 27th Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew showed his support for grassroots football as he officially opened a new sports pavilion in Gateshead Redheugh 1957 FC. The new state-of-the-art six-team changing...

Martin Keown Opens New Sports Hub in Oxford

Fri 27th Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Football players across Oxford were celebrating after a new state-of-the-art multi-sports hub at Oxford City Football Club was officially opened by former Arsenal and England footballer, Martin Keown....

Northwich Victoria made 'Homeless'

Thu 19th Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northwich Victoria has until 17:00 GMT today (Thursday 19 th ) to leave the ground which has been its home since 2005. The club was issued with a notice to vacate their Victoria Stadium on Monday...

Aston Villa consider Safe-Standing at Villa Park

Thu 19th Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aston Villa could become the first Premier League club to introduce safe-standing areas at Villa Park. The club are understood to be considering the plan to introduce a safe-standing section at the...

Football clubs pledge Olympic legacy support

Tue 10th Jan 2012 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt unveils £1 billion strategy to deliver on 2012 Games promise to inspire a generation to get involved in sport Under the plans every secondary school in England will...

The FA appoints Managing Director to St. George’s Park

Tue 20th Dec 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA have today announced the appointment of Julie Harrington as Managing Director of St. George’s Park, the new national football centre for England. Harrington, 42, will join The FA in March...

Barnet forced to leave Underhill at end of season

Wed 14th Dec 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Barnet Football club have today announced that they are to leave the Underhill Stadium, their home for 104 years at the end of the season. The decision has been prompted by the long standing land...

Everton excited by Barclays continued funding in local sports

Wed 14th Dec 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Arncliffe Sports and Community Centre in Halewood is celebrating having received a grant of £18,000 from Barclays Spaces for Sports (BS4S) to help revitalise the sporting venue. The extra...

fcbusiness and SAPCA build working relationship

Tue 6th Dec 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

fcbusiness are delighted to announce it has formed a working relationship with the Sports And Play Construction Association (SAPCA). SAPCA is the recognised trade association for the sports and play...

Chesterfield's groundsman wins major award

Tue 6th Dec 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Antony Haywood, Head Groundsman at Chesterfield FC, has won the Alex R Millar IOG Professional Football Groundsman of the Year Award at the Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Industry Awards ceremony...

St.George's Park hotel topping out celebrated

Wed 30th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Association, Hilton Worldwide and construction company Bowmer & Kirkland today celebrated the topping out of the Hilton and Hampton by Hilton hotels at St. George’s Park –...

Seagulls celebrate FSIF investment towards new home

Fri 25th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club will be presented with a £2m cheque from Gary Hoffman, Chairman of the Football Foundation, during half-time of the Seagulls Npower Championship clash...

Chelsea investigate Battersea site

Thu 24th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea have appointed one of London's leading developers to explore the feasibility of building a new stadium at Battersea Power Station. The club, who still need to buy back the freehold of Stamford...

Football League clubs push for return of Artificial Pitches

Fri 18th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wycombe Wanderers and Accrington Stanley are calling for a return to artificial pitches in a bid to cut costs and increase revenue. Speaking to the BBC, Wycombe vice-chairman Brian Kane said, "Within...

Carlisle United announce new stadium plans

Fri 18th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Carlisle United have announced they are to relocate to a new stadium following the results of a feasibility study found that re-developing their current ground could cost the club in the region of...

Yeovil Town's stadium plans given public exhibition

Wed 16th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Supporters and residents in Yeovil are being invited to a public exhibition to view proposals that would introduce an exciting new quality food store at Huish Park, which will enable the future...

Everton FC to open free school

Tue 15th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton Football Club’s official charity has been successful in gaining Governmental approval to open a Free School in Liverpool. The Everton in the Community Free School will be Government...

Guus Hiddink Launches the UK Football Academy

Thu 10th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Guus Hiddink, one of the world’s best football managers and Raymond Verheijen, Hiddink’s assistant at South Korea, Russia and Chelsea, have launched the UK Football Academy (UKFA), an...

Man arrested over Spurs spy claim

Tue 8th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A man has been arrested on suspicion of fraud after allegations that Tottenham spied on Olympics officials during their stadium bid. The arrest came as Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) chairwoman...

Gareth Southgate announces early Christmas bonus for community sport

Fri 4th Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Gareth Southgate is fronting an awareness campaign to make sure grassroots football clubs know that leading up to the tricky Christmas period the Football Foundation is here to help. The Former...

A new £4m community football centre in Sheffield

Thu 3rd Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sheffield & Hallamshire FA`s plans to deliver a £4m cutting edge sporting and community hub for south east Sheffield have been granted permission this week by Sheffield City Council. The...

Gary Neville supports a greener grassroots game

Wed 2nd Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester United and England legend, Gary Neville, has today backed a Football Foundation initiative that encourages potential grant applicants to consider the environmental impact of their proposed...

England Number One Joe Hart supports the grassroots game

Tue 1st Nov 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

England and Manchester City goal keeper, Joe Hart, lent his support to grassroots football as he opened AFC Urmston Meadowside’s new Football Foundation-funded sports site in Manchester on...

Sir Trevor Brooking Opens John Lyall Pavilion

Thu 20th Oct 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

More than 500 people packed into Lawford FC’s brand new £513,000 John Lyall Pavilion in School Lane recently to witness its grand opening under the supervision of FA ambassador Sir Trevor...

Government confirms Olympic Stadium decision

Tue 11th Oct 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The DCMS have released a statement confirming the withdrawal of its decision to sell the Olympic Stadium to West Ham United Football Club. ‘The Government and Mayor of London have decided to end...

West Ham's Olympic dream shattered

Tue 11th Oct 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham’s proposed move to the Olympic Stadium has fallen through after the OPLC decided the stadium should remain in public ownership. Confirming the decision, Sports Minister Hugh Robertson,...

Chelsea look to move away from Stamford Bridge

Tue 4th Oct 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea Football Club have moved a step closer towards building a new stadium after making an offer to buy back the parts of Stamford Bridge sold to supporters in the 1990s reports PA news. Chelsea...

Barnet may have to leave stadium half way through season

Tue 27th Sep 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Barnet FCs days at Underhill look to be numbered according to chairman Tony Kleanthous. The club, he says, will be applying to the Football League for permission to hopefully be allowed to play at...

Liverpool granted stadium extension by City Council

Mon 26th Sep 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool have been granted another extension by Liverpool City Council as they continue to explore all options on the future of Anfield. A deadline was set in July for Liverpool to announce by the...

Manchester City step closer to new training centre

Mon 19th Sep 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City Football Club has today submitted a planning application following a 6 week period of public consultation with local residents, fans and other interested parties, for a proposed youth...

Alfreton Town Unveils ‘Vision of the Future’ Plans

Thu 8th Sep 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Alfreton Town chairman Wayne Bradley has unveiled the club's 'vision of the future' plans for the Impact Arena. The Reds chief has had a fantastic 360-degree virtual tour of the stadium in the future...

Bolton Wanderers see the light with Hanwha deal

Wed 31st Aug 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Adding to the list of UK footballs clubs to gather solar support, Bolton Wanderers have signed a one-year partnership with Hanwha Group. The agreement will grant Hanwha billboard and video advertising...

Warrington Town open Centre of Excellence

Mon 22nd Aug 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Warrington Town FC have officially unveiled their new Football Centre of Excellence which include the latest state of the art 3G pitches. Mayor of Warrington Cllr Mike Biggin was on hand to officially...

Wrexham City FC sell Racecourse Stadium

Fri 5th Aug 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wrexham City Football Club yesterday announced that Glyndwr University has signed an agreement to purchase the Racecourse Stadium and Colliers Park Training Ground. The deal is subject to completion...

Football Foundation bid to improve sustainability practice

Wed 27th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Foundation have launched a Sustainability Toolkit, an action plan to help guide organisations and their projects in today’s difficult economic climate. Sympathetic to the challenges...

Rangers Invest £3m on Stadium Upgrades

Thu 21st Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Rangers will unfurl their 54th league championship flag before Saturday’s game against Hearts as the Craig Whyte/Ally McCoist era gets under way and the Club has confirmed today (Thursday 21...

Manchester City open public consultation for training facility

Mon 18th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City Football Club has today begun a public consultation on a proposed world leading Youth Development and Training Facility. The Club is asking local residents, its fans and other...

Wolves reveal £50m training complex redevelopment

Wed 13th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wolverhampton Wanderers have revealed proposals for a major £50 million investment into Compton Park which will see the education, sport and community benefits spread throughout Wolverhampton....

Anfield redevelopment could take three more years

Tue 12th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool FC’s plans to redevelop Anfield could take up to another three years according to a local councillor. Joe Anderson, Liverpool City Council leader has insisted the local authority is...

Man City expected to announce record stadium naming rights deal

Fri 8th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City are expected to announce one of the largest stadium naming rights deals in the UK later today with Etihad Airways. The airline owned by the Abu Dhabi government, will take the naming...

Crystal Palace appoint project manager to oversee training ground initiative

Fri 8th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The arrival of a new training ground has moved one step further with the appointment of Raj Chandarana Consulting as Project Manager for the Training Ground Initiative for Crystal Palace Football Club...

Liverpool to decide on stadium plans

Thu 7th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club have been granted an extension over plans for a 60,000-plus-seat stadium at Stanley Park after planning consents expired last month. The club must now decide whether or not to...

King Power Secure Leicester City Stadium Naming Rights

Wed 6th Jul 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leicester City have revealed that King Power will be the club's new stadium naming rights partner. The Thai duty-free company, owned by Leicester City Chairman, Vichai Raksriaksorn and Vice-Chairman,...

Wallsend Boys’ Club officially opens its first football facility

Wed 29th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wallsend Boys’ Club officially celebrated the opening of its stunning new sports site and marked the occasion with a friendly match between some of the Club’s ex-players and its current...

Huddersfield partner to oversee Heritage Suite development

Fri 24th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Huddersfield Town have today announced that global hospitality design and fit-out contractor Andy Thornton Ltd has become a partner of the Club and will oversee the development of a new...

Tottenham and Orient Olympic Stadium appeal rejected

Fri 24th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient’s bid for a judicial review of the Olympic Stadium decision has been rejected. Both clubs contested the Olympic Park Legacy Company's verdict that West Ham...

20|20 win stadium business award for work with Arsenal FC

Thu 23rd Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The winners of the Stadium Business Awards 2011 were announced last week and 20|20 were awarded the prestigious prize for ‘Project of the Year’ for their most recent design work with...

Safe Standing Roadshow to call in on F.C. Business

Wed 22nd Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Safe Standing Road Show and the Football Supporters Federation (FSF) are bringing their campaign to introduce safe standing at the UK’s top flight stadiums to Newcastle/Gateshead this...

Fans back Kettering Town stadium move

Mon 20th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Kettering Town’s potential move to rivals Rushden & Diamonds ground, has the backing of a majority of the club’s fans according the club’s chairman. Imraan Ladak, chairman of...

Replay to Partner With IOG to Offer Training

Thu 16th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has teamed up with two of the UK’s leading exponents of synthetic playing surface maintenance to offer the groundscare industry a new series of one-day...

Bristol City meet councillors over stadium plans

Wed 15th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City Football Club will meet with councillors later today to discuss the club’s plans to build a new stadium at Ashton Vale Bristol City Council Public Rights of Way Committee are due to...

Liverpool still to decide on stadium switch

Wed 15th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club are yet to make a decision on whether to move to a new stadium or not according to a senior official. Having generated interest in selling naming rights for a proposed new...

Wembley could host 2013 Champions League Final

Wed 15th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

UEFA are understood to have made Wembley Stadium their preferred choice as venue for the 2013 Champions League Final. The decision is expected to be announced on Thursday and sources claim that...

Ed Miliband MP opens Doncaster sports hub

Tue 14th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

On Friday 10 June Doncaster North MP and Leader of the Opposition, the Right Honourable Ed Miliband, officially opened a brand-new extension for Norton’s popular Ryecroft Community Building on...

£1.7m sports hub set to open in Aylesham

Fri 10th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Local people in the former mining village of Aylesham are getting ready to celebrate the opening of a new state-of-the-art sports complex. The remodelled site now houses six changing rooms, two...

Corby Town seek help naming new stadium

Wed 8th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Corby Town and Corby Borough Council request fans’ help to name new stadium Corby Town Football Club, in conjunction with Corby Borough Council, are asking for their fans help in naming the new...

Leaders in Digital Sport launched after consultation with industry

Mon 6th Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Following a 6 month consultation period with Director level executives at rights holders, brands and commercial/marketing stakeholders across ten sports, the team behind the successful...

Chipstead FC marks its 75th birthday with new grassroots facility

Fri 3rd Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chipstead FC will celebrate the unveiling of a new £25,000 pitch upgrade on Saturday 4 th June. The event, which also marks the club’s 75th birthday, will include award presentations,...

Catering firm signs with Hearts of Midlothian

Wed 1st Jun 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Heart of Midlothian fans will be treated to tasty new half-time pies from next season following a major deal between the Tynecastle club and one of Scotland’s leading catering and hospitality...

After 11 pitches in three years, Desso steps in to create the perfect pitch at Wembley Stadium

Thu 26th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Concerned noises from UEFA regarding the Wembley pitch prompted the bold decision by the stadium's chiefs to rip up their original strategy and launch a salvage operation last summer. The re-turfing...

Sir Trevor Brooking Launches All Weather Pitch at St. Mary’s

Tue 24th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sir Trevor Brooking, Director of Development for the FA, has officially opened a new state of the art floodlit synthetic turf pitch at St. Mary’s School in Menston, West Yorkshire. The new...

Hearts consider stadium redevelopment

Mon 23rd May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Heart of Midlothian Football Club confirmed today that it has begun a joint study with City of Edinburgh Council looking at both the potential redevelopment of Tynecastle Stadium and also possible...

Football League attendances top 16m mark

Thu 19th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Crowds at matches in the npower Football League have topped the 16 million mark for the seventh consecutive season despite a 6% decrease on the fifty year high recorded twelve months ago. A total of...

Northampton Town record rise in league attendances

Thu 12th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club recorded an average of 4,605 supporters per home league game in the season just ended, up from the 4,427 achieved in 2009/10 In addition, the club came second in League...

Sir Trevor Brooking and Jordan Henderson open £1.8m football centre in Sunderland

Wed 4th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sir Trevor Brooking joined Sunderland star, Jordan Henderson to help local people in the Sunderland area celebrate the opening of a new £1.8m football facility. The Russell Foster Football...

Hull City reveal £100m sports village vision

Wed 4th May 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Hull City ’s KC Stadium will be transformed into a £100m sports village owner Assem Allam has revealed. Speaking to the Hull Daily Mail, Allam revealed his plans to build a complex, which...

Farnborough purchase Quaker's old stand

Mon 18th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Farnborough Football Club’s chairman, Simon Hollis, has confirmed that he has agreed in principle to purchase the East Stand from Darlington FC’s old ground, Feethams. If the deal goes...

Liverpool remember Hillsborough 96

Fri 15th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club will mark the 22 nd anniversary of those that died at Hillsborough with a memorial service this afternoon. 22 years ago over 20,000 Liverpool fans went to watch Liverpool play...

Canalside receives a fresh coat from Dulux

Fri 15th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Huddersfiel Town ’s new training complex Canalside has received a helping hand from paint producers Dulux. Not only has the Club received a large donation of paint but they have also stocked up...

Stevenage reveal stadium development plans

Wed 13th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Stevenage Football Club chairman, Phil Wallace, has released an artist's impression of how the proposed North Stand redevelopment could look, in order to encourage potential commercial investment to...

Bangor City's Farrar Road ground to be replaced by Asda

Tue 12th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bangor's Farrar Road football ground is to be demolished and replaced by a supermarket. Councillors in Gwynedd have granted planning permission for the development that will create 240 jobs. It will...

Livingston set to start next season in new stadium

Fri 8th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Livingston Football Club could be in a new stadium for the start of season 2012/2013. It’s understood a deal to sell their current home, Almondvale, and move to a new stadium around one mile...

Planning approval granted for Marine FC stadium

Thu 7th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Evo-Stik Premier League side Marine have announced that it has received planning approval from Sefton Council at last nights meeting of the Planning Committee held at Bootle town hall. Marine chairman...

Turf Moor Nominated For National Award

Tue 5th Apr 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Burnley Football Club groundsman Paul Bradshaw and his Turf Moor team are in contention for a prestigious national award. The backroom team have deservedly secured a nomination in the top three for...

Barnsley to lead the way in solar energy

Thu 31st Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Barnsley Football Club is to become the first in the country to be powered by solar energy. Work will start next month installing photovoltaic panels on the roofs of two stands and the external wall...

FC United Launch 'Pitch In' DF Fundraiser

Tue 29th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

With their sights firmly set on the new location for their ground, FC United of Manchester have launched a new fundraiser, a website called Pitch In which they’re appealing for fans and...

Sir Trevor Brooking to open new sports facility

Tue 29th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Local people in the Ilkeston area are getting ready to celebrate the opening of a new £586,000 3rd generation (3G) artificial grass pitch. The pitch will be officially opened by Sir Trevor...

Yeovil Town announce stadium upgrade plans

Thu 24th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Yeovil Town Football Club have announced plans for a brand new 3,500 seat stand and exciting new retail development at Huish Park, which will enable the future success of the club. The proposed new...

FSF petition to reintroduce safe-standing areas

Wed 23rd Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Supporters Federation (FSF) have launched an online petition today in their long running campaign to reintroduce safe standing areas in football grounds. The national supporters’...

Aberdeen gets government approval for new stadium

Wed 16th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aberdeen Football Club have been given Government permission to move away from Pittodrie to their proposed new stadium. The Scottish Premier League Club were given the go-ahead for their proposed new...

Walsall FC Banks’s Stadium put up for sale

Tue 15th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Walsall Football Club was yesterday informed by its Landlord Suffolk Life Annuities Limited of their intention to sell their freehold interest in the Banks's Stadium site. The group that owns the...

New FA Chairman Opens New School Sports Site

Tue 15th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The FA's new Chairman, David Bernstein, today officially opened a new Football Foundation funded third generation (3G) artificial grass pitch at the ARK Academy, Wembley.. To help mark the occasion,...

Football Licensing Authority to gain more power

Wed 9th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Licensing Authority (FLA) looks set to gain more power after the Sports Grounds Safety Authority Bill was given an unopposed third reading in the House of Commons last Friday and will now...

FC United's stadium plans dashed by council

Mon 7th Mar 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

FC United of Manchester's hopes of moving into a new stadium at Ten Acres Lane have taken a blow after Manchester City Council announced that the nationwide spending cuts mean that the site is no...

Aberdeen given green light for new stadium plans

Mon 28th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aberdeen Football Club’s plan to move to a new stadium at Loirston Loch took a step closer when Aberdeen City Councillors voted 23-17 in favour of approving the plans submitted by the Club and...

Marine AFC seek funding for stadium development

Thu 24th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Evo-Stik Premier League side Marine have announced the launching of an appeal to raise £100,000 to fund most of the cost of a further development of the Arriva Stadium in the summer of 2012. A...

Double funding boost means bright future for Redlands

Mon 21st Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

People in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester have received a major sporting boost following the news that they will receive a cash injection of £80,175 from the Football Foundation. The grant...

Orient chairman writes to Prime Minister over Olympic decision

Wed 16th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leyton Orient Football Club chairman Barry Hearn is understood to have written to Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson asking them to look again at the decision to award West...

Tottenham consider legal action over Olympic Stadium decision

Mon 14th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur are understood to be considering legal action after West Ham United was confirmed as the ‘preferred bidder’ to move into the London 2012 Olympic Stadium on Friday. But...

West Ham to be handed keys to the Olympic Stadium

Fri 11th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham United and Newham Council are celebrating today after the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) announced that it has chosen them as preferred bidders to take over the 2012 Olympic Stadium after...

Southampton get go ahead for new training facilities

Fri 11th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Southampton Football Club received planning permission for the construction of new facilities at its Staplewood Training Ground. The new training complex will simultaneously address the environmental...

Olympic Stadium will 'go broke in 10 years' say AEG

Thu 10th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham and Tottenham will find out tomorrow who will be handed the keys to the Olympic Stadium after the Games in 2012. The Premier League rivals have both submitted their plans for the future of...

Wolves get green light for £40m stadium redevelopment

Thu 10th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wolverhampton Wanderer’s Chairman, Steve Morgan, has today given the green light for the first step in the Club's Molineux redevelopment plans to begin at the end of this season. The Chairman...

Northampton Town receives Family Excellence Award

Wed 9th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club has been awarded with the Football League Family Excellence Award for 2010-11. The award is given to clubs following two separate genuine 'mystery shopper' family visits...

Northampton Town appoint new Conference and Banqueting Manager

Mon 7th Feb 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club have announce the appointment of Paul Tyrrell as the club's new Conference and Banqueting Manager, as the club brings that part of its operation back in house. Paul, who...

Walsall fans give their opinion on the clubs facilities

Mon 31st Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Fans have provided valuable feedback on aspects of Walsall Football Club through an online survey. The survey, which appeared on the club’s official website, covered a range of topics from the...

West Ham reveal image of Olympic Stadium plan

Mon 31st Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

More than 50 MPs signed their support this week for the West Ham United and Newham Council joint bid to take over the Olympic Stadium in Stratford after the 2012 Games. The first image of how the...

Tottenham's future lies away from White Hart Lane according to Levy

Wed 26th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur’s chairman Daniel Levy has revealed he would continue to look for a new home for the club away from White Hart Lane if their bid to take over the Olympic Stadium failed. It had...

Leyton Orient consider Olympic Hockey Stadium move

Wed 26th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Leyton Orient Football Club would consider a move to the Olympic Hockey Stadium should it be available the club’s chairman has claimed. Orient, who are geographically the closest Football League...

Marine FC announce stadium plans

Tue 25th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Evo-Stik Premier League outfit Marine FC, have announced their plans to build additional spectator facilities and install a new floodlight system at the Arriva Stadium. The proposed developments will...

Olympic Stadium decision to be delayed

Mon 24th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A decision on who will move into the £537 million Olympic Stadium has been postponed from Friday, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has announced. A spokesman said "more time is needed to...

Mansfield Town's 'ground' for concern

Mon 17th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

In line with their ongoing policy of transparency with supporters, Mansfield Town Football Club have released the following statement regarding the leasehold of Field Mill. Following the repossession...

Tottenham could face legal action over name if they move to Olympic site

Fri 14th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur’s controversial plans to move to the Olympic Stadium will be challenged in the courts over the use of the name ‘Tottenham.’ David Lammy an MP who is bitterly...

Wrexham AFC set the record straight over club sale

Tue 11th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wrexham Football Club owner Iain Roberts and director Geoff Moss have made a public statement after speculation over the club’s Racecourse Ground. It had been reported that the ground was to be...

Cambridge City FC expect news on new ground

Thu 6th Jan 2011 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chairman Kevin Satchell expects to hear where Zamaretto League Premier Division club Cambridge City will be playing next season by the end of this week. A joint planning application has been submitted...

Aberdeen chairman outlines plans for new stadium move

Wed 22nd Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aberdeen Football Club’s chairman Stuart Milne has revealed that the club has no option but to move to a new stadium Speaking at the club’s AGM the topic of moving to the proposed...

New funding criteria announced for football stadia improvement work

Tue 14th Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) has announced new funding criteria for stadia improvement projects. With an annual budget of £5m, provided by the Premier League, the new deal ensures...

Northampton Town FC call on politicians to unite

Mon 13th Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has called on politicians from all parties to unite and back the re-development plans of both the Cobblers and the Northampton Saints Rugby Club. Last Monday,...

Northampton Town FC chairman gives 'cautious welcome' to council motion

Wed 8th Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Chairman David Cardoza has given a 'cautious welcome' to the motion passed by Northampton Borough Council on Monday night. Conservative group leader Councillor David Palethorpe had...

Tamworth FC announce ground plans

Fri 3rd Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tamworth Football Club has announced plans for a new 1800 seater stand at the Lamb Ground. As part of the plans the new stand would replace the current main stand, with that building moved to an...

Birmingham City to investigate crowd violence

Thu 2nd Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Birmingham City’s Carling Cup win over local rivals Aston Villa was overshadowed by violent clashes between the club’s fans. Fourteen people were treated in hospital and five arrests were...

Man City's groundsman scoops prestigious award

Wed 1st Dec 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The superb quality of Manchester City Football Club's playing surfaces was recognised when the club won a prestigious the Alex R. Millar Award. Manchester City’s very own Grounds team scooped...

Rotherham Utd FC get the green light for new stadium

Fri 26th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Rotherham United Football Club’s application for planning permission was given the green night by councilors last night. The South Yorkshire club, who have been exiled in Sheffield’s Don...

Tottenham given green light for redevelopment plans

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club have cleared what could be the final hurdle in their bid to redevelop White Hart Lane after the London Mayor gave their plans the green light according to the Press...

Grimsby Borough FC play first game at transformed venue.

Thu 25th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bradley Football Development Centre played host to the first competitive Northern Counties East League match in seven years on Tuesday, when Grimsby Borough Football Club welcomed Scarborough Town to...

Everton granted permission to expand Goodison Park facilities

Tue 16th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton Football Club has today been granted planning permission to build a £9million state-of-the-art retail and administration development on the existing Goodison Park footprint. The new...

Chelsea consider new stadium away from Stamford Bridge

Tue 9th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Chelsea Football Club are reportedly in talks to quit their 105-year old home at Stamford Bridge and build a ground on the site of the soon- to-be-demolished Earls Court exhibition centre to hold at...

Tottenham would 'demolish' Olympic Stadium to build new ground

Mon 8th Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur’s plans to take over the Olympic stadium have further infuriated Premier League and bidding rivals West Ham after it was reported by the Daily Mail they would demolish it and...

Aston Villa to 're-educate' stewards following fan ejection controversy

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Aston Villa Football Club’s non-executive director, General Charles C Krulak has promised a review of the club's stewarding guidelines after a teenage fan was ejected from the ground after...

Local support for Bristol City FC Stadium Plans

Tue 2nd Nov 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City Football Club understands that an independent poll has confirmed that an overwhelming majority of Bristolians supports plans to build a new world-class stadium at Ashton Vale, Bristol....

Turf Moor to Welcome Returning Heroes

Wed 20th Oct 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Burnley Football Club is to welcome home a heroic group of soldiers who have just returned from a gruelling tour of Afghanistan. The Clarets fans, all from the 1st Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's...

Birmingham City FC consider ground redevelopment

Tue 12th Oct 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Birmingham City Football Club are understood to be considering redeveloping part of their St. Andrew's ground to increase the capacity to around 46,000 as an alternative to moving to a new stadium....

Liverpool council oppose Anfield re-development plans

Fri 8th Oct 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club’s prospective new owners are on a collision course with the local council over plans to re-develop Anfield. It’s understood New England Sports Ventures (NESV) which...

Rival Premier League Clubs bid for Olympic Stadium

Fri 1st Oct 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham Football Club submitted its formal bid to occupy the London 2012 Olympic Stadium once the games are over yesterday. However a surprise joint bid by Tottenham Hotspur and US venue-operator AEG...

Windsor Park looks set for re-development

Thu 30th Sep 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Windsor Park , the home of Northern Irish international football looks set to get the go-ahead for a multi-million pound redevelopment. According to BBC Newsline, Sports Minister Nelson McCausland is...

Plymouth will get new stadium regardless of World Cup decision

Thu 16th Sep 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Plymouth Argyle Football Club will get its new £50million stadium whether or not Plymouth succeeds in its bid to become a host city for the 2018 World Cup, a club director has pledged. However,...

Northampton Town FC receive backing for ground re-development proposals

Fri 10th Sep 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town Football Club Chairman David Cardoza has warmly welcomed comments from the Leader of the Opposition on Northampton Borough Council, David Palethorpe (Conservative) backing the plans...

Watford FC still unclear as to Saracens ground share plans

Thu 9th Sep 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Watford Football Club released a statement informing its supporters that there has still been no definitive resolution as regards the future of Saracens at Vicarage Road. Following the issuing of a...

FA Vase final hopes to stay at Wembley

Mon 6th Sep 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

STL Northern League chairman Mike Amos is hoping that the FA will withstand cost pressures and keep the FA Vase Final at Wembley. There is speculation that in order to reduce costs, the FA might move...

West Ham submit bid to move into the Olympic Stadium

Fri 20th Aug 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

English West Ham’s proposal to move into the Olympic Stadium is among the 100-plus organisations expressing an interest in a post-games lease of the venue. Now the club have six weeks to...

Arsenal Football Club moves ‘Forward’ With Club Level Improvements

Thu 12th Aug 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Arsenal Football Club is delighted to announce that Emirates Stadium has now completed the improvements to the Woolwich suite on Club Level, the premium tier of 7,000 seats, during the close season....

Man City FC launch new fan zone

Tue 10th Aug 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Premier League side Manchester City Football Club has launched a brand new pre-match entertainment zone - City Square. The project which is the first of its kind at a Premier League club, is expected...

Croke Park a becomes world's first sustainable stadium

Fri 6th Aug 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

In May 2010 Dublin’s Croke Park Stadium gained BS 8901:2009 certification, making it the world’s first stadium to receive this prestigious award for sustainable event management. Stadium...

F.C. Business becomes an official media supporter of IOG SALTEX

Fri 30th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

F.C. Business is proud to announce that it is an official media partner of IOG SALTEX 2010, the UK's number one open space management event being held at The Royal Windsor Racecourse on 7 - 9...

SPL Chief hails 'Family Champions' initiative

Wed 28th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Scottish Premier League has hailed their Family Champions initiative aimed at increasing the number of families attending Clydesdale Bank Premier League matches a success. The initiative which...

Wembley hopes artificial turf will help solve pitch problems

Tue 27th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The Wembley pitch has been on the receiving end of a number of high profile complaints recently but bosses are now hoping to rectify the situation. Officials are hoping to use the new Desso pitch for...

Tottenham show interest in London Olympic Stadium

Tue 27th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

It has been reported that Tottenham Hotspur Football Club has held informal talks with the Olympic Park Legacy Company over the possibility of moving into the stadium after the Olympic Games....

Tottenham's new stadium plans dealt another blow

Fri 23rd Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur’s ambitious plans to deliver a £400m stadium for the 2013-14 season appear to be fading according to a report in the Guardian. The newspaper reports that Haringey...

Cambridge fans meet for public consultation over clubs future

Thu 22nd Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Cambridge Fans United’s (CFU) first public consultation meeting with Grosvenor Developments will be held on Monday 26 th July at the Cambridge United Supporters Club and will begin at 7.30pm,...

Blackpool's return to the top flight delayed

Tue 13th Jul 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Blackpool Football Club has had to delay its home return to the top-flight by two weeks after they announced that the improvements to its Bloomfield Road ground would not be ready in time for the...

Camberley Town FC unveils plans for new stadium

Tue 29th Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Camberley Town Football Club has this week revealed exciting plans for a new stadium, clubhouse and five-a-side football centre. Subject to achieving the necessary approvals, The Club is seeking to...

Match Day hospitality at the Crown Ground wins award for 2009/10 season.

Fri 25th Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Accrington Stanley Football Club have won first prize in their category for the official Football Hospitality Awards 2010 in association with Stadium Experience.com. The League two side which...

Sports Turf Research Institute resigns position as Wembley pitch consultants

Tue 22nd Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The pitch consultants in charge of Wembley Stadium's problematic surface have resigned, it was announced on Wednesday. The announcement by the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) follows mounting...

Brighton & Hove Albion FC reveal stadium sponsorship

Tue 22nd Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club today announced a partnership which will see their new stadium known as the 'American Express Community Stadium', after agreeing a multi-year naming rights...

Watford FC get go ahead for new community centre

Mon 21st Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Watford Football Club's Community Sports and Education Trust and Harrow Council announced today the news that their plans and proposals for the re-development of Cedars Youth and Community Centre have...

England Women's Coach Opens New Shenfield 3G Pitch

Tue 15th Jun 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

England Women’s Coach Hope Powell was amongst the dignitaries to assist with the launch of a 3G Artificial Grass Pitch with a pavilion and grass football surfaces at Shenfield High School on...

Wolves announce new stadium plans

Thu 27th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wolverhampton Wanderers football Club have today unveiled plans for a £40 million regeneration of Molineux , which will hopefully see an initial two-staged, phased development bringing the...

Blackpool FC to build new stand

Thu 27th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Blackpool FC are set to begin work on a new East Stand at their Bloomfield Road home in preparation for their debut season in the Premier League. The club already have planning permission for a 16,000...

Tottenham FC's stadium plans rejected

Thu 20th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Tottenham Hotspur have been forced to abandon their plan to redevelop White Hart Lane, throwing into disarray their hopes of playing football in a new 56,000-seat stadium by 2012 according to the...

West Ham 'hopeful' of Olympic Stadium move

Tue 18th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

West Ham said today they were "hopeful" of moving to the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games. The eight-week deadline for would-be tenants of the £537million venue in Stratford, east...

Accrington Stanley FC Helping People Back To Work

Mon 17th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Accrington Stanley Football Club have begun work on the stadium, painting all the terraces and iron works over the summer period and to help them in this mammoth task they have enlisted the help of...

Bradford City FC to hold service to remember victims of the 1985 fire

Tue 11th May 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

On 11 May 1985, 25 years ago, over 11,000 fans packed into Valley Parade to witness Bradford City play Lincoln City and receive the Third Division Championship Trophy at the Bantams final home match...

Sunderland warned after Manchester United supporter's ticket allocation is cut to 1,700

Tue 20th Apr 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Sunderland have been warned that thousands of Manchester United supporters could try to infiltrate home enclosures at the Stadium of Light on May 2 after restricting the club to just 1,700 tickets for...

Wembley pitch relaid for the 11th time

Mon 19th Apr 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Wembley Stadium is to have a new pitch laid for the 11th time in its short history following the issues with the playing surface experienced during the FA Cup semi-finals earlier this month. Work on...

West Ham move a step closer to the Olympic Stadium dream

Wed 17th Mar 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

It's reported that West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has today meet with UK Athletics chiefs to discuss the future of the 2012 Olympic Stadium. UKA confirmed that Brady was holding talks with their...

New Regional Stadium Wins Key Government Planning Approval

Tue 16th Mar 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Government Office for the South West (GOSW) has confirmed that the Secretary of State will not intervene in Bristol City Council's decision to grant planning permission for Bristol City Football...

Man City's £1bn ground redevelopment plan

Fri 12th Mar 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Manchester City Council, New east Manchester (NEM) and Manchester City Football Club (MCFC) have today signed a formal agreement to collaborate to create a transformation plan for east Manchester,...

Chelsea and Compass Group UK renew matchday hospitality deal

Thu 11th Mar 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

The food service provider Compass Group UK & Ireland has secured a five-year deal with Chelsea FC said to be worth in the region of £12 million per year according to catering.co.uk. Business...

Public debate called on the future of Northampton Town FC

Wed 3rd Mar 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Northampton Town chairman David Cardoza is pleased that the Liberal Democrat leadership of Northampton Borough Council have called for a public debate over the future of Northampton. Mr Cardoza also...

Hibernian FC to get new stand

Mon 22nd Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Hibernian has announced that work will begin today on the construction of the new East Stand at Easter Road. This Saturday’s home match against St Johnstone will be the last match with the old...

Hartlepool Achieve Family Excellence Award

Mon 15th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Hartlepool United is among 37 clubs that have been awarded 'The Football League Family Excellence Award' for 2010 . This award recognises the experience we provide for young fans and families. The...

Council pledge to protect Selhurst Park

Thu 11th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Croydon Council has pledged to uphold its planning policies to safeguard Selhurst Park as a football ground. The move has been made to ensure that the administrators and creditors involved with the...

Bristol City new stadium plans approved

Thu 11th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Bristol City Council yesterday approved the Bristol City FC's plans for a new stadium at Ashton Vale. City had already received a 'minded to approve' verdict from the Planning Committee last November,...

PPL Corp secures naming rights for Philadelphia Union stadium

Thu 11th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

PPL Corp, the energy company, is believed to have signed a deal committing US$20 million to secure the naming rights to the Philadelphia Union's stadium when the franchise enters Major League Soccer...

Bristol City's new stadium plans hearing deferred

Wed 10th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Consideration of Bristol City Football Club's planning application to North Somerset Council to build an access road into the proposed new stadium site at Ashton Vale has been deferred. North Somerset...

Watford FC's MyPlace planning application receives green light

Tue 9th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Watford’s Community Sports and Education Trust and the London Borough of Harrow were delighted to receive the news that the planning application for the re-development of Cedars Youth and...

Everton submit new plans for £400m ground

Thu 4th Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Everton chief executive Robert Elstone stated today that they are still looking into the possibility of building a new stadium, as well as redeveloping Goodison Park. Initial plans for a £400m...

Newcastle firm in running to build WC 2014 stadiums

Tue 2nd Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

A North East firm has put together a consortium which is in the running to build several new football stadiums in Brazil ahead of the 2014 World Cup. Newcastle-based A World of Golf (AWG) has brought...

Liverpool FC seek investment for new stadium

Tue 2nd Feb 2010 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Liverpool Football Club hope to give new life to their plans to build a 60,000-seat stadium by bringing in new investors before the end of the season. With plans to move to a new stadium in Stanley...