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Sawston update - September

Over the past few months the site of Cambridge City’s new home in Sawston, South Cambridgeshire has become unrecognisable as some major construction and development milestones are reached on the site. The main stadium itself, which is now known as the FWD-IP Community stadium, has seen the vast main stand taking shape with the main metal frame erected, the first floor blockwork laid and the concrete base for the 500 plus seats fixed into position. With this installed it now gives visitors a better understanding of the scale of the project as those who attended a recent open day are able to testify. Around the other three sides of the ground the treads are being installed for the standing terraces ahead of the final cladding being applied. Around the main pitch, the black perimeter fencing has been complimented by white access gates. Elsewhere on site work continues to install a pumping station to support foul water drainage, and cable work to the sub-station and beyond is being installed. The main access gate to the site has kindly been supplied and installed as a gift from our main contractor AT Bone and Son. Public areas inside the ground have also received there final coat of tarmac ready to receive the footsteps of football fans.

The biggest development has been on the site of the 3G artificial pitch adjacent to the main stadium. Our contractors CCGrass have done a fantastic job in preparing the many layers needed to make an artificial pitch and it was exciting to see the final layer laid last week. They have also installed perimeter fencing, floodlights and ball stop netting which also enables the facility to be used by multiple users all at once. With the pitch markings now down, over the coming weeks CCGrass will work to raise the ‘pile’ on the main pitch. Our artificial pitch has a range of sponsorship opportunities available from advertising boards to full facility sponsorship so please get in touch if you would like more information.

City Chairman, Kevin Satchell, said; “Now that the 3G pitch is laid and the main stand is taking shape, anyone visiting the site will get true perspective on how big this project is and how important it will be in the future of the football club. What we are building here is a fantastic facility for the football club along with the local community and we cannot wait to host events as well as football matches to bring the community all together.”

There is still an opportunity for you to be part of this exciting project by purchasing a brick as part of our ‘Pave the Way to Sawston’ fundraiser. The bricks will be positioned either side of the Lilywhites walkway, which leads into the reception of the main stand, forming a truly memorable approach to the stadium. The bricks, which would make an amazing Christmas gift, can be purchased and engraved with your own name or personal message to celebrate a special moment in your life – a great gift for a passionate supporter or a way to mark your own support by having your name inscribed. Alternatively you could purchase a brick as a way of remembering your loved one who sadly won’t be able to join us in our new home.

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