Wanderers Summer Revamp Well Underway

Four pictures of the stadium revamps at the Toughsheet Community Stadium

Wanderers are undergoing a summer facelift to improve facilities for players, supporters, business partners and hospitality guests.

Helped by ongoing revenue from strengthened commercial activity, ownership investment and the recently completed Wanderers Bond, the Club continues to invest in the infrastructure across the business to keep driving the Whites forward, both on and off the pitch.

Improvements are being made at the Toughsheet Community Stadium and Wanderers’ Lostock training ground as well as additions to the football and recruitment budget, in a bid to further enhance manager Ian Evatt’s squad.

On the playing side, players and coaching staff will also benefit from a further upgrade to the training ground, including the creation of a new analysis and players’ meeting room to follow the first team dressing room that was installed last summer. Enhanced investment is also going into staffing, technology, analysis and the B Team and Academy set-ups.

In addition, over £250,000 is being spent on improving the playing surfaces at the Toughsheet Community Stadium and at the Club's Lostock training ground – significantly improving the quality of pitches, particularly at Lostock.

Over £500,000 is also being invested in the stadium’s West and East Stand conference, events and matchday hospitality areas/boxes - including new seating and furniture in all corporate areas in order to enhance the matchday (and non-matchday) corporate experience.

With a new look matchday hospitality and an improved matchday experience coming for the 2023/24 season, there is no better time to become a corporate guest - for more information click here, or to book your seat please call our hospitality team on 01204 673761 or email on sales@bwfc.co.uk.

Meanwhile in the stadium bowl, supporters will see new LED advertising boards and the installation of two big screens in South-East and North-West corners to replace the existing scoreboard. These upgrades follow a new partnership announced with ADI, which will turn the Toughsheet Community Stadium into one of the most digitally advanced facilities in the EFL, providing a platform for Wanderers to enhance the supporter experience.

Business Partnership packages, which include LED advertising, start from just £295 + VAT per month. If you would like to learn more about a potential partnership with the Club please click here or contact Head of Business Partnerships, Carl Sanderson on csanderson@bwfc.co.uk.

Wanderers also continue to work closely with Club partner, Eventura on the network and connectivity motorway in the stadium, which will begin imminently and continue into the start of the season. This is a significant piece of work, so we ask supporters to be patient and bear with us while this work continues into the early part of the campaign.

We are also delighted to confirm that we have been working closely with the Supporters Trust and the Disability Supporters Association to enhance the accessible facilities within the stadium, and we will update supporters separately in due course regarding these exciting and much needed improvements.

“The Board continue to invest in the keys areas of the Club, enabling us to dually improve the supporter & guest experience and place the Club on a stronger and stable financial footing."
Neil Hart, CEO

With a hectic summer of works underway, Chief Executive Officer, Neil Hart said: “It’s certainly been one of the busiest summers we’ve experienced in football, with all hands to the pump at the stadium and the training ground.

"Firstly, in the spirit of total transparency, we have made the decision to delay a full stadium pitch replacement for a further year while assessing the pitch this summer. We feel that it has recovered extremely well on the back of a difficult 2022/23 winter period and the recent concert programme, and with significant investment this summer, we are confident the grounds staff can deliver and maintain a high-quality surface for the forthcoming campaign.

“The Board continue to invest in the keys areas of the Club, enabling us to dually improve the supporter & guest experience and place the Club on a stronger and stable financial footing. We are also working hard to rectify some of the aging areas in the stadium such as damaged concourse floors, improved condiment areas in the concourses, leaking roofs, and improved way-finder signage throughout all home concourse areas.

"Finally, we ask all supporters and non-matchday guests to bear with us as some of these works will continue into the early part of the 2023/24 season."

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