Stockport County given council approval for new fanzone
Stockport Council have given approval to plans for a new fan zone at Edgeley Park, which will aim to ease congestion around the stadium caused by an increase in attendances at Stockport County matches.
Now County’s dedicated fan zone, named County Courtyard, will be able to cater for up to 1,500 fans thanks to three shipping containers and a stretch tent providing cover from Stockport’s unpredictable downpours. They’ll be additional seating for fans to enjoy a pre-match bite and drink along with one of the containers housing additional toilets including accessible and baby changing facilities.
Dishing up a host of fan favourites’ including craft beers, award-winning pies, and street food from around the world, the food court will create the perfect place to take in the pre-and-post match atmosphere whilst reducing footfall around the ground at peak times.
When it opens, the fan zone will create at least 20 new jobs with a host of vacancies available including bar staff, stewards, and chefs.
Works will now start at the ground and is expected to complete before the end of the year with further announcements to come ahead of the official launch.
Jonathan Vaughan, Stockport County CEO said:
“We’re delighted that Stockport Council has approved plans for the County Fan Zone, we know that creating a fantastic matchday experience goes beyond what happens on the pitch and we need to do everything we can to welcome fans into Edgeley Park and keep them coming back. This planning approval allows further investment into the ground which not only adds to the fan experience but brings new jobs and helps drive County’s progress on the pitch.”