The 542 seated stand built by Stadium Solutions at Maidenhead United FC won the “Best new Non-League Stand” award from the respected “Groundtastic” magazine for the 2014/15 season.
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“Because Maidenhead have been in residence since 1871 and, as such, are custodians of a historical site, it was important that their stand should do credit to the ground. More than that, it was also an opportunity to breathe new life into York Road, which had never quite recovered from the arson attack in 1986 that destroyed the original grandstand.
As members of the Football Conference South, it was beholden on The Magpies to erect a structure large enough to satisfy grading requirements and, in this regard, the club have more than met their brief.
Sheltering beneath the trees on the railway side of the ground, what immediately strikes one about the new stand is how easily it blends in with its surroundings. Any jarring notes that might have been struck by its modernity are soothed away by its unobtrusive black and white colour scheme. Indeed, Maidenhead's new stand is a positive enhancement to a grand old ground, which while bring York Road bang up to date, avoids impinging on its aura of history.
The award, which was inaugurated in 2005, takes the form of an etched plaque. Past winners of the Groundtastic Best New Stand Award are: Eastleigh (2005); Whitby Town (2006); Bewdley Town (2007); Buckland Athletic (2008); Matlock Town (2010/11); Turriff United (2011/12); Llanfair United (2012/13) and Thamesmead Town (2013/14).
Groundtastic was launched in 1995, and its 50th edition was the subject of full length article in The Times newspaper. Published quarterly, Groundtastic is a full colour glossy magazine entirely devoted to the world of football grounds. Comprising a mixture of contemporary and archive material, the magazine encompasses grounds at all levels, from grass roots to international stadia. For further details please visit groundtastic.co.uk.”