ALDERSHOT OPEN NEW STAND

League 2 Aldershot Town have formally opened a new stand at their EBB Stadium, thus making it a four-sided ground.

The Shots unveiled the new 1992 Community Stand, which seats 250 fans, against Oxford United on Easter Monday, with the Supporters' Trust chairman Terry Owens cutting the ribbon.

Plans for the stand initially came about over a year ago with The Football League requiring all member clubs to have at least 2000 covered seats.

Rather than use up terrace space and dislodge supporters from their usual viewing places, the Shots built the stand at the High Street end of their ground, making the EBB Stadium, also known as the Recreation Ground, a four-sided venue.

And the new side of the stadium has been dubbed as a Community Stand, for which no tickets will be purchasable. Instead, the seats will be made available to local community groups who have made a financial donation to the project.

Posted on 02/04/2013