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Harrogate Town awarded 'Best Away Fan Experience'

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Published at 12:11pm 12th June 2019. (Updated at 12:14pm 12th June 2019)

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Harrogate Town AFC were named the finest away day outside of the football league as the club continues to develop the overall experience for visiting fans.

  • Harrogate Town were named 'Best Away Day Experience' by the Football Supporters' Federation at the National Game Awards.
  • The award takes into account the experience away fans have from the moment they arrive in Harrogate, including the food and hospitality they received.
  • The football club have continued developments to their CNG Stadium home that includes a new stand and renovations to the Hospitality Suite and 1919 Bar.

Away fans voted the matchday experience at The CNG Stadium to be the best outside of the football league at the National Game Awards in London, highlighting how much the club has progressed in recent times both on and off the field.

The award ceremony was held at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge Stadium and honoured the best non-league clubs in the country. 

As well as winning the accolade for their experience off the field, Town had a memorable season on it in which they finished in 6th place in the National League, narrowly missing out on promotion at the hands of AFC Fylde in the play-offs.

Stand at CNG Stadium, Harrogate Town AFC
Harrogate Town AFC was recognised for the experience received by away fans, from the food and drink to the hospitality and safety.

Mike Partridge, Community Director at Harrogate Town, was invited to the ceremony and received the award on behalf of the club:

"If someone had been to Harrogate Town five years ago and came back this coming season, they wouldn't recognise the place.

"The award is a reflection of not just the football club, which of course is important, but Harrogate itself.

"I felt very honoured to be there and I think it reinforced the fact that Harrogate Town is being evermore recognised as a major player at our level of football."

Developments to the CNG Stadium

Harrogate Town have continued to develop their ground on Wetherby Road, with a number of new additions to add to the overall experience on matchdays in recent times:

  • Newly built covered terraces, increasing the ground capacity to over 4,000 whilst giving 600 fans the chance to watch matches under cover
  • Renovations to the club's 1919 Bar, function room and Hospitality Suite
  • Additional turnstiles and an online ticket service to make entering the ground more efficient
  • Player changing rooms and physio rooms have been significantly improved, as well as the quality of food available to players after the match.
Harrogate Town AFC new stand
Developments at The CNG Stadium on Wetherby Road have extended the capacity to over 4,000 spectators and further improved safety to meet FA requirements.

Ben Groom from Stray FM's Family Show spoke to Harrogate Town Community Director Mike Partridge, who went to the awards ceremony in London:

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