Over £800,000 in upgrades for Derby sports centre

Credit: Derby City Council

Parts of the council-owned Moorways Stadium in Derby are slated for upgrades as part of an £825,000 project.

Derby City Council announced that the ageing sand-dressed pitch at the Allenton stadium will be converted into a larger 3G synthetic turf surface.

Laid in 1987, upgrades of the stadium will also include the installation of new LED floodlights and the resurfacing of part of the athletics track.

The council plans to use a grant from the Football Foundation to partially fund the renovations.

The revamp will be conducted in partnership with Everyone Active, the operator of the stadium and the nearby Moorways Sports Village, as well as the Derbyshire County Football Association.

According to the council, Allenton United FC, Derby Athletic Club, Field Lane FC, Rolls Royce RUFC, and Pride Park FC will also participate in the project.

The council aims to complete the work by early October.