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Under-23s face Bottesford Town this evening to unveil new floodlights at Birkdale Park

23 October 2019

Russ Wilcox will take his Under-23s side to Birkdale Park on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 (kick-off 7.45pm) for an encounter against Bottesford Town as the local side unveil their new LED floodlights.

The project was made possible by a £30,035 total grant from the Premier League, which is delivered through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF) – the largest funders of non-league football in the country – the sister organisation of the Football Foundation.

Apart from the pre-season fixture, it will be the first time the Under-23s side have played at Birkdale Park this season before they become regulars there, using the stadium for their Central League and Central League Cup home fixtures in a partnership that was announced in pre-season.

Admission will be in line with Bottesford Town's standard NCEL prices which are £5 for adults and £3 for concessions, while under-16s are free.

As per the two clubs' agreement for U23 games at Birkdale Park, all of the Iron’s 12th Man holders to gain admission to Birkdale Park for their NCEL fixtures for just £3 provided they show their season ticket card on entry.

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