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Stevenage laugh back as ‘mockery’ turns to high praise for work in the community

Stevenage laugh back as ‘mockery’ from fans turns to high praise for their rising attendances and their work in the community.

Over the weekend, the League One newcomers turned league leaders (after seven games played) unveiled new artwork which commemorated the history of the football club and celebrating their work in the community.

Over recent years, there has been huge efforts made in and around the town to grow the club, the list of ways they have done this is endless.

And this latest move has seen them in a featured segment on the EFL highlights show, and we have to say, credit where credit is due for all those involved.

CLUB STATEMENT

New artwork celebrating Stevenage Football Club & Stevenage FC Foundation has been unveiled at the underpass leading to The Lamex Stadium…

As part of the town’s £1bn regeneration plans, Stevenage Borough Council, Hertfordshire County Council and street artists MurWalls have worked in partnership to improve the pathways to key areas of our town.

Along with two other underpasses themed to represent the town’s achievements in science and technology and its green spaces and active travel routes, the underpass leading to The Lamex Stadium commemorates the history of Stevenage Football Club and its work in the community.

The Stevenage FC artwork includes club record goalscorer Martin Gittings, club record appearance holder Ronnie Henry, plus icons Barry Hayles, Mark Roberts and current Club captain Carl Piergianni.

On the opposite wall, Stevenage FC Women captain Lucy Webster is featured along with the most-loved mascot Boro Bear.

CEO of Stevenage Football Club, Mike Pink said, “On behalf of Stevenage Football Club, I would like to thank Hertfordshire County Council, The Stevenage Development Board and Murwalls for the wonderfully painted historic and community-based murals which now feature in the underpass leading to the Lamex Stadium

“The addition of the murals has added considerably to the overall experience of arriving at Stevenage Football Club for a match day, and I encourage all our supporters, whether using public transport, driving, cycling or walking, to pay them a visit”.

On your next visit to The Lamex Stadium, visit the roundabout connecting the A602 to Monskwood Way and see the fantastic artwork representing Stevenage’s incredible qualities and opportunities for residents, communities and businesses to enjoy.

This also comes as BoroStats tweeted: “Our average attendance, going back to 2000. Long-established EFL clubs may mock us, but there is not a single club younger than us that is currently above us in the entire football pyramid. We are only 47 years old, and we have only been in the EFL for 13 seasons.”

In 2018, Stevenage FC First Team players and management hit the streets on one Tuesday afternoon to officially launch the club’s Residents Letter campaign.

Over 44,000 Stevenage residents received a letter from then-manager Dino Maamria, inviting them to an upcoming game for the heavily discounted price of just £10 for two tickets.

After training finished, the squad patrolled Broadwater Crescent delivering over 300 letters to local residents whilst members of the local and national media covered the story from all angles.

STEVENAGE LEAGUE HISTORY (credit BoroGuide)

2023-4 Sky Bet League One
Current Ave. Att.*: 4,514 | Current Pos: 1st (7 games in)

2022-3 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 3,397 | PPG: 1.84 2nd

2021-2 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,702 | PPG: 1.02 21st

2020-1 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: | PPG: 1.3 14th

2019-20 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,904 | PPG: 0.61 23rd

2018-9 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,548 | PPG: 1.52 10th

2017-8 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,644 | PPG: 1.20 16th

2016-7 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,733 | PPG: 1.46 10th

2015-6 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 3,349 | PPG: 1.04 18th

2014-5 Sky Bet League Two
Ave. Att.*: 3,180 | PPG: 1.57 6th

2013-4 Sky Bet League One
Ave. Att.*: 2,964 | PPG: 0.91 24th

2012-3 npower League One
Ave. Att.*: 3,170 | PPG: 1.17 18th

2011-2 npower League One
Ave. Att.*: 3,559 | PPG: 1.59 6th

2010-1 npower League Two
Ave. Att.*: 2,897 | PPG: 1.50 6th

2009-10 Blue Square Premier
Ave. Att.*: 2,580 | PPG: 2.25 1st

2008-9 Blue Square Premier
Ave. Att.*: 1,950 | PPG: 1.76 5th

2007-8 Blue Square Premier
Ave. Att.*: 2,251 | PPG: 1.72 6th

2006-7 Conference National
Ave. Att.*: 2,126 | PPG: 1.52 8th

2005-6 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,178 | PPG: 1.64 6th

2004-5 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,095 | PPG: 1.71 5th

2003-4 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,976 | PPG: 1.50 8th

2002-3 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,898 | PPG: 1.24 12th

2001-2 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,845 | PPG: 1.31 11th

2000-1 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,813 | PPG: 1.50 7th

1999-00 Nationwide Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,169 | PPG: 1.36 10th

1998-9 Football Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,563 | PPG: 1.62 6th

1997-8 Football Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,255 | PPG: 1.21 15th

1996-7 GM Vauxhall Conference
Ave. Att.*: 2,855 | PPG: 1.95 3rd

1995-6 GM Vauxhall Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,897 | PPG: 2.17 1st

1994-5 GM Vauxhall Conference
Ave. Att.*: 1,440 | PPG: 1.60 5th

1993-4 Diadora League Premier Division
Ave. Att.*: 1,064 | PPG: 2.31 1st

1992-3 Diadora League Premier Division
Ave. Att.*: 634 | PPG: 1.48 7th

1991-2 Diadora League Division One
Ave. Att.*: 643 | PPG: 2.40 1st

1990-1 Vauxhall Football League Division Two North
Ave. Att.*: 487 | PPG: 2.55 1st

1989-90 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North
PPG: 1.88 4th

1988-9 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North
PPG: 1.74 4th

1987-8 Vauxhall Opel League Division One
PPG: 1.00 21st

1986-7 Vauxhall Opel League Division One
PPG: 1.12 16th

1985-6 Vauxhall Opel League Division Two North
PPG: 2.21 1st

1984-5 Servowarm League Division Two North
PPG: 1.97 4th

1983-4 United Counties League Premier Division
PPG: 1.14 6th

1982-3 United Counties League Premier Division
PPG: 0.88 12th

1981-2 United Counties League Premier Division
PPG: 0.92 12th

1980-1 United Counties League Division One
Ave. Att.*: 529 | PPG: 1.66 1st

1979-80 Wallspan Southern Combination

1978-9 Chiltern Premier League / Chiltern Youth League

1977-8 Chiltern Premier League

1976-7 Chilton Premier League
PPG: 0.15 11th

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