Daniels prepare for new era at the Zeeco Stadium

The Zeeco Stadium, home of Stamford AFC
The Zeeco Stadium, home of Stamford AFC
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Stamford AFC are set to write a new chapter in the club’s rich history this weekend when they run out at the Zeeco Stadium for the first time.

The Daniels brought down the curtain on 118 years of history at Wothorpe Road on November 22, when they beat Rushall Olympic 3-0 in the final outing at Hanson’s Field.

And following Saturday’s 3-0 defeat at Witton Albion, a result that left the Daniels in 16th place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division, David Staff’s first team are ready to take on Nantwich Town at the Zeeco Stadium at 3pm on Saturday to kick-off a new era at Borderville Sports Complex.

The keys to the new stadium were handed over to the club in September following the completion of building work, and while facilities including the new college and 3G pitch have been in use for over two months, the Zeeco Stadium has been unable to host any matches due to the pitch needing to pass an FA inspection.

Greg Dyke, chairman of the Football Association, said: “Congratulations to Stamford AFC, local partner organisations and Lincolnshire County FA for making this stunning complex a reality.

“It is a wonderful example of how the Premier League/FA Facilities Fund can make a real difference in supporting the grassroots infrastructure in football around the country. We are delighted to have made a £500,000 contribution to this project through the Football Foundation. It will support Stamford’s ambition to grow the number of teams it operates and significantly boost grassroots facilities for a host of teams in the wider community.”

Guy Walton, director at Stamford AFC, said: “Over the last few weeks we have celebrated and remembered historic elements of our wonderful football club, and 3pm on Saturday is the time to celebrate another milestone for the club.”