We have agreed a new 10-year deal with Boreham Wood Football Club to stage our Academy and Ladies home matches at Meadow Park until the end of the 2026/27 season.
The agreement is tied in with a summer of improvements to Meadow Park, following a large investment from Arsenal, Boreham Wood and the Premier League, through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation.
Since 2003, the Football Foundation Funding Partners' investment has provided over £1.1m to redevelop Meadow Park, including the installation of a new all-weather playing surface, a 720-seater spectator stand, and a state-of-the-art changing pavilion.
The matchday experience of players and supporters alike will improve with a brand-new floodlight system, a Premier League quality Desso pitch and new home and away team dugouts.
Boreham Wood chairman Danny Hunter said: "We've worked very closely with our partners at Arsenal, their matchday staff and their coaches for many years now. In my opinion, our partnership has gone to a completely new level and each year gets stronger and stronger.
"This 10-year staging agreement will represent real progress for our football club, progress for our community and progress for our town. It's progress with a vision both on and off the pitch and will also promote third party spend within the town and lead to further job creation locally.
"This long-term partnership and a grant from the Premier League, through the FSIF, have helped us to undertake an incredible range of Premier League type ground improvements and the new Desso pitch, floodlights and dugouts really are large steps forward to where we want to take the club. Work is already well underway, with our contractors working tirelessly to ensure everything is ready for the pre-season visits of Luton Town, Arsenal and of course the new season.”
Arsenal club secretary David Miles added: "We're delighted to continue our long-standing relationship with Boreham Wood and are pleased to be able to contribute to these improvements. The facilities at Meadow Park have always been good, and with the major refurbishment of the facility now taking place, they will soon be even better."
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