West Ham Ladies FC have announced they will be moving stadium ahead the 2015/2016 FA Women’s Premier League South campaign.
The Ladies team, who is managed by club hero Julian Dicks, will move from Aveley FC’s Mill Field Stadium to AFC Hornchurch’s Bridge Avenue Stadium in Upminster.
The club hope the move will help boost crowds next season, with the added luxuries of a bar, restaurant and raised patio area, where fans can enjoy a few beers whilst watching the team.
They also plan to have pre-match entertainment for fans to enjoy, which should also help increase crowds on matchdays.
Stephen Hunt, Joint Chairman of West Ham United Ladies FC said: “A month into our new role and we are delighted to make this announcement.
“Colin McBride at AFC Hornchurch has made us very welcome and we look forward to playing here and taking the club forward towards the Women’s Super League.”
And manager Julian Dicks is also delighted with the move and feels it is huge step forward for the Ladies team: “I’m pleased that we’ve sealed the move to Hornchurch because it’s a step forward in terms of facilities for players, staff and fans.
“We are working hard this summer to prepare for next season and it was important for us to find a nice, local ground that we can now call our new home.”
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