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Let there be light

It’ll be alright on the night for Cambridge City as the floodlights have been installed around the main grass pitch at our new stadium build in Sawston.

The 15-metre high floodlights will use state of the art LED technology which is 80% more energy efficient than conventional bulbs. This technology has multiple benefits including; ensuring a vastly improved lifespan compared to conventional technology, the ability to be instantly turned on/off and no heat or UV output. The floodlights will ensure the best experience for supporters and players at evening games or when natural light is reduced. Work has completed on the piling to support the foundations for the main stand with 250, 18-metre long, concrete piles being driven into the ground. This work has been quite noisy, once again we apologise to our neighbours for any disturbance that has occurred. Modern pitch side perimeter fencing has now been installed around the main grass pitch ready to hold back the throngs of supporters visiting our new home as well as holding all the advertising boards which will surround the pitch. A number of businesses large and small have already secured their place pitch side at Sawston, contact to discuss becoming one of our commercial partners. There is more excitement on the horizon as the three standing terraces, one behind each goal and one opposite the main stand, are installed in November. In preparation for this the foundation slabs are being prepared and marked out in readiness. There will be further tree work being undertaken in the coming months as part of our environmental and legal commitment to protect trees that are covered by a Tree Preservation Order, our contractor will be writing to local residents who maybe affected by this. City General Manager, Alice Dewey, said; “To watch the floodlights be installed was a really exciting moment in watching the site transform from overgrown waste ground into a modern facility for the football club and local community. The installation of terracing will only enhance the site further.” Club Vice-Chairman, Ken Anderson, added; “Many local residents will have seen our club mascot Lily the panda taking part in the Shelford and Stapleford fun runs recently. The club board would like to thank Lily and her support team from the Supporters Trust for their hard work promoting the football club in the area.”

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