Lighting up the Lamb Update
Wed 4 Nov 2020 - 7:26PM
Lighting Up the Lamb
The view of the Lamb is about to change as the 9 trademark floodlight columns, which tend to be the first sighting of the ground as you drive in to the Town Centre, will soon disappear having now been accompanied by a brand new state of the art 4 column system positioned in the 4 corners of the ground. Our planned game against Stratford Town may well have been the last 1st team game that had been lit by the old floodlights. However, with the postponement of the game and the lockdown in place for the next 4 weeks, the work will be completed in the next 2 -3 weeks. Each new column will house state of the art bluetooth controlled LED lights which will bring a number of benefits to the club and the surrounding neighbourhood.
The current floodlights have been in place since 1969 (see news clipping below) having previously been in place at the old Scarborough ground and with the Lamb now in use 7 days a week are proving very expensive to run and maintain. We had to go through a lengthy grant application process with the Football Foundation who have agreed to fund 70% of the project through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and we are also incredibly grateful to Mario Gouci, Gordan Hargrave, Martin Leckie, Jim McCarthy, Tom Pegg, Jack Smith, Andrew Turland, together with some people who made anonymous donations which has enabled us to make progress with this important project which is vital to the future of The Lamb
We are working with Birmingham based company Flick Lighting and when completed, the club will benefit from a new sustainable system that will improve the facilities offered tothe local community in Tamworth and the surrounding area. The lights housed on 4 columns will be dimmable using mobile technology and will be similar to those at Leicester City's new training ground as well as at Wrexham FC and Barnsley FC. They will be fully focused on the pitch, thus reducing the current light spillage that impacts local housing and road junctions and the new system will reduce the club's running and maintenance costs as well as improve our carbon footprint. With the ground now in use 7 days a week, it provides a valuable resource for the local community where hundreds of young people and adults regularly use the facility. It has taken a lot of hard work to get this in place and we are very excited that very soon we will see the completion of this project for the benefit of future generations of Lambs.