Boreham Wood have announced work will begin on its new North Stand at the Broughinge Road end on Monday.
This gives supporters a covered home end for the very first time in the club’s 71-year history. The Vanarama National League club say that chairman Danny Hunter has ‘found a way to put together a million-pound funding package that will leave the club with no ongoing debt, while paying in full for a new home North Stand, a disabled stadium toilet block, a new concourse, new club shop and an improved burger bar.’
There will also be what is described as a ‘Premier League standard home first-team dressing room, refurbed completely, alongside a new physio room, new toilet and shower area, a new kit room and three new executive offices.’
As part of a statement, Danny Hunter said: “In all honesty, five or six years ago, we had an idea that I shared with the borough council hierarchy, on how we could perhaps try to improve things locally in regards to the club’s community footprint. It always hinged in all honesty on if I could find a budget, that could somehow put us into the National League, and if I managed that, would it perhaps increase third party spend through increased home support and increased away supporters visiting our town for Boreham Wood, Arsenal Development and Arsenal Women’s games.
“So, winning the play offs, getting into the National League four years ago and subsequently going to Wembley last season, has obviously helped enormously – as it has helped me raise our profile locally and raise people’s awareness within our wider community of what we do.”