ADVERTISING FEATURE: Grand partnership delivers for region

PROUD: Maitland Pickers legend Terry Pannowitz, after whom the old stand was named, believes the new grandstand will be a huge boost for local sport.

PROUD: Maitland Pickers legend Terry Pannowitz, after whom the old stand was named, believes the new grandstand will be a huge boost for local sport.

The new Maitland No.1 Sportsground grandstand was built by North Construction who took great satisfaction in delivering a project that will be an integral part of the local community.

BRIGHT FUTURE: The new grandstand at Maitland No.1 Sportsground provides a state-of-the-art facility which will serve the region for years to come.

BRIGHT FUTURE: The new grandstand at Maitland No.1 Sportsground provides a state-of-the-art facility which will serve the region for years to come.

The site’s new 1100 seat grandstand was completed ahead of schedule and features improved access and a significantly enhanced view of the playing field. 

Within the new grandstand there are also two large change rooms that can be partitioned off to make four rooms, as well as high quality public amenities and a canteen that will cater for a range of sporting and community events.

“We would like to thank our dedicated group of local subcontractors and Maitland City Council that worked with us to deliver a fantastic project,” North spokesperson Josh Sheather said.

Some interesting facts about the build include the Aramax Roofing which was rolled on site to ensure precise installation. 

“The Aramax roofing can have the pitch and fastening points adjusted on the fly by the roll forming machine,” Mr Sheather said.

NSW Minister for Planning, Minister for Housing and Special Minister of State Anthony Roberts officially opened the new grandstand on Wednesday, May 17. 

“This new grandstand is a central part of the $8.6 million first stage of the $19.1 million multi stage Sportsground redevelopment. It is especially pleasing the NSW Government has been able to partner with Maitland City Council to deliver an infrastructure upgrade of this scale,” Mr Roberts MP said.

The  upgrades provide vastly improved conditions for players and spectators, and will offer an attractive option for hosting regional and state events in the future.

Maitland mayor Peter Blackmore said it was  a monumental day for Maitland.

“I have no doubt that generations of residents and visitors to the city will enjoy this facility for decades to come,” he said.

“This site has a rich history in our community spanning over 80 years. It is fantastic to see it completed and I am very pleased that our city now has a facility that rivals the best regional sporting grounds in NSW.

“The grandstand is also a symbol of our growing population as we look forward to the future.”