Stand up for Maidstone
A new standing terrace at National League side Maidstone United’s Gallagher Stadium is quickly taking shape and is due to be open by the end of March.
The fully galvanized steel-framed structure, being erected by REIDsteel, will be able to accommodate more than 1,700 spectators. It consists of 11 double standing rows, formed with non-slip metal decking supported by a series of steel rakers.
“Using metal decking to form the terracing is more economical and gives future flexibility, as every second step can be unbolted and removed, if and when the Club wanted to convert the stand into an all-seater or partially seated structure,” said REIDsteel Project Engineer Toby Hill-Cousins.
Supported by a series of 8.5m-high columns, the stand is topped by a 11m-wide cantilevering steel roof structure, which includes a 1m-high facia for advertising.