A NEW pitch is finally being installed at Llandudno FC’s stadium, after a year of uncertainty that nearly saw the end of the club.

The Cymru North side have been without a home pitch since around October, after UEFA and the FAW deemed the pitch at the OPS Wind Arena a health and safety hazard.

This forced the club to play away from home, placing them in financial jeopardy, which was followed by the departure of manager Sean Eardley and several players.

In August, the club confirmed that they had secured an initial deposit for a replacement pitch after extensive fundraising and an innovative pitch bond scheme.

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The new 3G pitch, which the club said will be ‘cutting-edge’, is now being installed at the OPS Wind Arena.

The move secures the future of the club, and could spur them on to further success – it also allows the return of home football for Llandudno FC supporters.

It is expected to be completed in October.

After raising the required pitch funding in August, a Llandudno FC club statement said: “Following nearly 10 months without a pitch and what has been one of the most challenging periods of our club’s history, thanks to the unwavering commitment from our board, staff, players, volunteers and most importantly our sponsors and supporters.

“Llandudno FC is thrilled to announce that we have successfully secured the initial deposit for a replacement of our state-of-the-art 3G pitch.

“This achievement marks an exciting new chapter in the story of Llandudno Football Club.”