Malvern Town FC are pleased to announce that plans to redevelop the Langland Stadium in time for the 2019/20 season by Malvern Hills District Council and the Club are in train.
Project 2020 will see the installation of one of the most advanced artificial grass pitches (AGP) in the country that will only feature football markings to meet the ‘FIFA Quality Pro’ standard and to ensure the highest playing performance can be achieved. In addition, new modern fit for purpose changing rooms for both players and officials will be provided by extending the clubhouse. As part of Project 2020, the club would also like to make additional improvements to both the car park and entrance to the ground as well as enhancements to the energy efficiency of the clubhouse.
It is estimated the project will cost around £1m, with financial contributions primarily from the Football Foundation, as well as MHDC and MTFC. For the full project to become a reality, particularly with the additional clubhouse and car park works, some additional funding will need to be generated by the Club through donations, sponsorship and fundraising.
Chairman Chris Pinder stated:
“An ultra-modern artificial pitch and changing rooms delivers a pro quality facility for the district for everyone share and enjoy, along with a much more sustainable business model for Malvern Town FC. The Langland Stadium already sees a high footfall of users, especially at cup final time, but with the AGP this will increase exponentially. Local adult and junior clubs like Welland and Leigh & Bransford Badgers have either outgrown or are forced to overuse their grass pitch options. These clubs can share the stadium and maximise its utilisation throughout the year. Stadia with grass pitches simply cannot accommodate this type of wide-ranging community usage.”