It’s been a busy summer for the club with a number of projects now nearing completion ahead of the hat-trick of home friendlies starting with Galatasaray on Tuesday, July 16...
Meadow Lane has been given a lick of paint, the pitch is near perfection and rigorous testing has been performed to comply with the local council’s regulations.
The club were also delighted for the help given by New College Nottingham, as well as the maintenance team, who painted the player’s tunnel, the main gate, dugouts, tea bars, offices, toilets and gangways, in the traditional club colours of course.
Facilities Manager Ben Armstrong told the Official Site: “It’s been a very busy summer as we get ready for a busy season ahead starting with the exciting friendlies.
“We’d of course like to thank all the staff from the college. We have a fantastic partnership with them. The relationship is great because we help each other. They get the experience working in a professional environment, whilst we get the labour.
“Fans will be delighted to hear that we will have the Kop roof fixed, weather permitting, and that we will be cleaning over 20,000 seats ahead of the games and repairing broken ones.
“We also have a new camera security system to keep the stadium more secure.
We are working closely with the grounds staff to look at ways of harnessing our water consumption from the clubs bore hole into other utilities to be more self sufficient.
“We’ve also had to submit certificates to conform to the Safety of Sport Grounds ACT 1975. Part of applying for the certificate involves various testing and routine maintenance of the stadium and the grounds, including lighting, boilers and examination to the public address system.”
Maintenance Operations Course Tutor Adrian Woodward was delighted the club continue to support the students and allow they great experience at Meadow Lane.
He added: “It’s great to have such a fantastic partnership in place and we’ve been coming to Meadow Lane over 10 years now to carry out maintenance work.
“Business’ are looking for potential employees that can do the whole lot and that’s why on-site experience like here at Meadow Lane is so vital.
“We are all working hard for the next fortnight to get the stadium ready for the opening friendly against Galatasaray.”
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