PRINCES PARK NOMINATED FOR ECO-AWARD

Dartford's Princes Park Stadium has been nominated for a national eco-award.

The Darts are up for a Climate Week Award for best initiative by a small or medium-sized business thanks to their environmentally friendly 4,100-capacity venue.

The £6.5m build, completed in November 2006, includes several green features such as solar panels, motion sensor controlled lighting, water reclamation from the roof and lakes acting as reservoirs for maintaining the pitch.

The club's co-chairman Bill Archer said:”When it was designed, we had been without a ground for 14 years.

“We wanted a stadium the people of Dartford could be proud of, and any team visiting would wish they had one like that.

“We’ve had three promotions in five seasons and play teams with considerably bigger grounds who have come down from the Football League who say ours is the most eco-friendly.

“Everything we do, we want to do first class.”

The results will be announced at the House of Commons Climate Week reception on March 4th.

National Climate Week runs from during March after the 2012 version saw half a million people attend 3,000 events across Britain, and the results of the award will be announced at the House of Commons Climate Week reception on March 4th.

Posted on 25/02/2013