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Canopies UK put fans first at Accrington Stanley FC

Canopies UK put fans first at Accrington Stanley FC

Canopies UK supplied their ground-mounted Connekt umbrella-style canopies to Accrington Stanley Football Club as part of its on-going extensive redevelopment program.

The football club enlisted the help of Canopies UK to create a brand new European-style fan zone at their stadium the Crown Ground.

The club has recently unveiled a raft of measures aimed at transforming almost every element of its grounds, which includes the creation of a new 1,500 capacity all-seater stand.

The work will also see a new pitch being laid and new fencing and walls being installed to create space for additional perimeter advertising boards.

One of the main challenges Canopies UK faced was getting the canopies manufactured and installed in time for the start of the football season, which was just four weeks away.

“We effectively had to deliver a project that would typically take around eight weeks, in half the time and still maintain the highest possible standards,” explains Ryan Powell, Commercial Area Sales Manager at Canopies UK.

“However, due to the fact that we were local and are always keen to help the local community whenever we can, we relished the challenge and managed to install the canopies with a week to spare.”

Their ground-mounted Connekt umbrella-style canopies were specified as they were large enough to cover the area within the fan zone, each spanning five meters.

The company were able to use their bespoke colour matching service to incorporate the club’s colours.

Alternating colours of red and white were used on the roof support beams to create a unique and tailored canopy installation in keeping with the club’s traditional strip.

Accrington Stanley FC now has a fan zone that provides its supporters with a sheltered outdoor base all-year-round.

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