Vanarama National League North club AFC Fylde is making solid progress on its new Mill Farm Sports Village, with the installation of concrete flooring now complete in all areas of the West Stand.
The construction now has concrete floors fitted on the ground floor, first floor, second floor and roof. A January 29th update on the club’s official site confirms that recent weeks have been spent fitting a roof canopy above the stand, which has been successful despite windy conditions posing a challenge, and that construction of the South Stand has now commenced. During February, the club intends to begin work on the pitch.
The ambitious club, based in Warton, Lancashire, intends to move into the new £18m complex in time for the start of the 2016/17 season in August, but it is also hoped that a sports bar on the site will be open in time to show this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament.
When completed, Mill Farm will boast a capacity of 6,000, which is almost twice that of Fylde’s current Kellamergh Park ground. As well as the aforementioned bar, other facilities at the complex will include a restaurant, café, conference facility, supermarket and several community-use football pitches.
The Coasters, as they are nicknamed, have been promoted four times since 2008. Should they win promotion again this season, they will have met an objective set in 2007 to be in the Vanarama National League by 2017, and on track with their aim to reach the Football League by 2022.
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