With backing from a local businessman, The Coasters recently moved into their prestigious new home, Mill Farm in Wesham. This purpose built £18m sports village development matches the ambitions of the club. The resulting ultra-modern stadium has capacity for 6,000 supporters and meets the exacting requirements of the Football League.
Setting the pace at the top of the National League North, AFC Fylde look like a team seriously chasing their goal of attaining Premier League status by 2022. Quite an achievement for a club that started its current journey 28 years ago in the second division of the West Lancashire League.
Close to the M55, the site also contains a supermarket, hotel, restaurant, petrol station and community sports pitches. Throughout the build, the Steeldor range has been put to good use on both internal and external entrances.
Configured to meet the increased demands of a growing home following, the bespoke security doors offered the superior quality you would associate with a British made product with the convenience of an easy to fit frame.
Safety and security are primary considerations for any new ground, not least for a club who are actively trying to attract families back into regular attendance. Designed to meet strict building regulations and accessibility requirements, Mill Farm is no different and boasts the latest in RADAR locks on its disabled facilities.
A string of recent good results suggest that AFC Fylde have quickly found their stride as they settle into the new ground. With success seeming the most likely reward for their endeavour and enterprise, both on the pitch and off it.