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Altrincham unveil impressive stadium expansion plans

Altrincham unveil impressive stadium expansion plans with a 10-year strategy which includes having full time National League status and EFL ambitions.

The National League North club are partnering up with Define Architects to refurbish key areas of the existing 6,085-capacity Moss Lane with the addition of new building elements, which will provide new facilities for the club staff, players and supporters.

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The sponsors’ lounge and players/officials areas along with areas of the ground will be refurbished in the short term with the aim to “set the design principles” for future larger scale projects.

Other features include new community feel fan zones, perimeter walls and more amenities for local residents.

Long term projects include the replacement of the existing terraces on the Popular Side and Moss Lane with new stands and the introduction of safe standing zones to the Golf Road and Chequers End.

Director Bill Waterson said: “Altrincham Football Club are on the way up. We pride ourselves on being at the heart of the community, and we want our ground to represent the best of the town of Altrincham, designated by the Sunday Times as the ‘Best Place to Live’ in the UK.

“Gavin and Define Architects took our brief and have come back with a design that takes our vision to new heights, and perfectly reflects the spirit and energy in the town. Delivering on this vision will give us a ground that will be embedded in the heart of this vibrant community for many years to come.”

Gavin Watts, Founder of Define Architects said: “The way we watch the sport and the financial & economic pressures Football Clubs face, are constantly evolving. Our intention is to transform the stadium into a 365-day destination by ensuring the architectural design compliments the implementation of new business opportunities for the Football Club. Building upon the existing heritage and community ties the club have strived to develop over recent years, it is our aim to enhance the supporters experience, attract new demographics and provide additional amenities to the local community.”

Altrincham went viral in the 2018/19 season after they wore a rainbow kit for one league fixture in support of football’s fight against homophobia, in a move that was branded as a “small moment of football history.”

Gavin continued: “it is based on these forward-thinking initiatives that we were drawn towards the progressive nature of the Club and how they are looking to set a new precedent in the ethical and moral values in Football. We hope the architecture can contribute towards this and continue to help the Club lead by example.”

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