Durham have this evening revealed a change of home ground for the 2020/2021 season.
The Wildcats have informed FA Women’s Super League Full-Time via an official club press release that they are moving to a purpose-built stadium at Maiden Castle, the Durham University Sport and Wellbeing Centre which is just four miles drive across the city from their previous home of New Ferens Park.
Durham play their first fixture at the new venue tomorrow lunchtime when Lewes provide the opposition for Lee Sanders’ ever-evolving side.
The club believe that the move will allow them to build on their excellent matchday experience while Maiden Castle is very accessible for fans by all methods of transport. The move is understood to have been on the agenda for some time and Durham have opted to make the change now given the strict Covid-19 matchday guidelines which have been enforced in the FA Women’s Championship.
The Maiden Castle facility has seen £32 million of investment in recent years and will provide the club with a 300-seat stand, new changing facilities, a high-quality artificial pitch and other impressive off-field facilities including an area for written press and broadcasters.
On the pitch, Durham kicked-off their 2020/2021 FA Women’s Championship campaign with an impressive 1-1 draw at Liverpool last weekend.