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Colorcoat shows its support for the oldest football stand in the world

28 June 2013 No Comment

When refurbishing the oldest football stadium stand in the world, you have to make sure it’s a premiership result – and thanks to Colorcoat, Fulham FC has got it covered.

Over 16 tonnes of Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® pre-finished steel, manufactured at Tata Steel’s Shotton site, offer a protective roof for the club’s supporters in the historic Johnny Haynes stand at its Craven Cottage ground after a major refurbishment.

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Fulham FC crowns over a century of action with new Tata Steel roof

But just like any great game, this fixture presented many challenges – not least because the Johnny Haynes stand is actually a Grade II listed building. Dating back to 1905, it’s the oldest stand not just in the football league but in the professional football world.

And so any change to the stand – which even features the original wooden seats – had to meet the strict requirements demanded by English Heritage for listed buildings.

Colorcoat has Fulham FC fans covered

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Created using double-sided Colorcoat HPS200 Ultra® in Pure Grey and Goosewing Grey, the new roof of the Johnny Haynes stand, which still features its historic triangular gable bearing the club’s name, is a fitting tribute to the club’s greatest player.

Seating over 5,500 home supporters, the stand – which was originally designed by Scottish engineer and architect Archibald Leitch and was known as the Stevenage Road Stand – has witnessed over a century of sporting magic by the banks of the River Thames.

It’s a beautiful game for Fulham FC thanks to new Colorcoat roofing

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Now, thanks to Colorcoat’s unrivalled corrosive-resistance and colour-retention properties, backed by its unique Confidex® 40-year guarantee, the stand will continue to have a commanding presence pitch-side at Craven Cottage for many years to come.

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