Dorking Wanderers FC’s new stadium will not open until November after there was a delay caused in it being ready writes Tom Feaheny.
The reason for the delay is due to unforeseeable extra preparation work for the artificial pitch at Meadowbank. The club were informed of this by Mole Valley District Council.
A statement by the club said.
“As anchor tenant for the new clubhouse, and the local football community’s lead representatives in the project. The club is in regular communication with both the Council and Surrey County FA and has been able to put contingencies in place for all our teams for the coming season. The relevant league bodies have been informed and have been cooperative.
“The first team will begin its inaugural season in the Bostik Premier Division at Westhumble in August. With Meadowbank still on track to open this year, there is no threat to the club’s place in this prestigious league.”
The club say while this is a minor blow they are looking at the main benefits that will help the club once work is completed.
“The delay is of course highly challenging both logistically and financially. But any understandable disappointment has to be seen in the context of the fact that Dorking is still on the verge of getting a fantastic new state of the art stadium that will provide a boost to the local area for decades to come. It will be well worth the slight wait.”
OFFICIAL CLUB STATEMENT ON MEADOWBANK STADIUM https://t.co/ai5C8RN66z
— Dorking Wanderers FC (@DorkingWDRS) July 7, 2017