Drum Corps United Kingdom championship moves to new site in 2013

For the past few years Mansfield Town FC has provided DCUK the venue for the British Drum Corps Championship, but this year they were promoted out of the Football Conference and back into the main Football League. As a result, the club needs to carry out works to the grounds which means they are unable to host the championship event for 2013. DCUK would like to thank Mansfield Town for being such a great host.

For the past few weeks DCUK officials have been working on a replacement venue and are now pleased and excited to be able to advise that a contract with a new venue has been signed and the 2013 British Drum Corps Championships will be held at Select Security Stadium, Widnes, Cheshire, the home to the Widnes Vikings Rugby League team and also Liverpool Ladies FC (until recently was known as the Stobart Stadium, but changed following a new sponsorship deal.

The big benefit of this venue is that two years ago they had the pitch replaced and installed with the latest generation of artificial grass pitch which is called i-pitch (intelligent pitch) and so is not subject to the normal concerns of bad weather.

Other benefits include:
– the main stand is a single tier and seats approximately 3,500 (opposed to Mansfield which is a double tier and seats over 5,500) so is much better suited to DCUK’s needs.
– Parking on site for coaches, trucks etc
– plenty of free local parking for spectators within no more than a couple of minutes’ walk from the stadium

More details including when ticket sales will open will be released shortly and will be available on the championships page of the Web site.

DCUK would like to thank Halton Borough Council (owners of the ground) for working over the past few weeks to provide such a great venue for the 2013 British Drum Corps Championships.

For more information visit — http://www.dcuk.org.uk

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