Maccabi London Lions are excited to unveil an indicative image of the new Alan Mattey Stand – set to grace Rowley Lane’s main pitch in the coming months.
Contractors are due to be appointed imminently and construction will get under way as soon as the season finishes in early May. Completion is expected during late August and we will share images of the progress over the summer.
The club has also announced that the stand will now be an all-seater for up to 200 spectators, rather than the original plan for 100 seats and 100 covered standing spaces.
As well as the stand, there will be new floodlights, upgraded changing rooms, along with new walkways, barriers and perimeter fencing. This will enable Rowley Lane to meet a high standard; allowing Lions to play up to Step 5 in the FA ‘football pyramid’ as well as any future FA Cup and FA Vase games.
Club President David Kyte said: ‘I remember in 2002 when we first purchased Rowley Lane, I took Alan Mattey down to see what we’d bought. Even in its then run-down state, he saw the possibilities that are now a reality and I vividly remember his excitement.’
‘This spirit and enthusiasm that Alan had for our club is what drives us on’
‘Building a stand and having all our teams playing at one home from Under 7s to non-league football has always been our aim’.
‘This will be a first-class facility for Maccabi London Lions, the wider community; League Rep Teams, Cup Finals and more. It is something I hope we’ll all be very proud of.’