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Statement on the Opening of Meadowbank Stadium
Posted: 8th February 2018
Following this afternoon’s announcement by Mole Valley District Council of a delay to the opening of the new Meadowbank stadium, Dorking Wanderers FC has issued the following statement and information for ticket holders:
The stadium at Meadowbank is a major new sports and leisure complex in the town and, as such, its construction has been full of complex timelines. The project managers at Mole Valley District Council have made their very best efforts to keep to schedule so we can move in and play our opening game at the ground this month but, unfortunately, it is no longer been possible for them to achieve that.
The good news is that the Mole Valley derby with Leatherhead will still be our first fixture at the new stadium after it opens in March. We can confirm that this Bostik League Premier Division match has been rescheduled for Tuesday 27th March.
Holding the match between Mole Valley’s two top clubs as our first game at Dorking’s new home ground has really captured the imagination of the local community and the wider public. Ticket sales have been extraordinary and there’s no doubt we’ll be hosting a packed capacity crowd on the night.
In light of that interest, although the Meadowbank complex is expected to be open a little earlier in March, we have taken the decision to wait until the end of that month to reschedule this first fixture. This will guarantee our state-of-the art new home stadium has been fully tested and is running smoothly in time for the Mole Valley derby and its record breaking attendance.
We’re grateful to the Bostik League and Leatherhead for their co-operation with the rescheduling.
Any tickets already purchased for the game remain valid for its new date of Tuesday 27th March. The club has also produced an FAQ for ticket holders, which has been published online and via social media.
Tickets for Dorking Wanderers v Leatherhead, our opening game at Meadowbank, need to be bought in advance. Limited quantities are still available via www.dorkingwanderers.com