Green light for new food court at Stockport County
Plans for a new food court at Stockport County’s Edgeley Park stadium have been given the green light.
Stockport Council has approved plans for a dedicated fan zone, named County Courtyard, which will be able to cater for up to 1,500 fans.
Housed in the three shipping containers and a stretch tent providing cover from wind and rain, fans will be able to enjoy craft beers, award-winning pies, and street food from around the world.
There will also 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.
The new zone will also reduce 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 Stockport County’s progress on the pitch.”