Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles officially opens Welwyn Garden City's new ground

PUBLISHED: 09:11 16 November 2017 | UPDATED: 09:13 16 November 2017

WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles officially opens the new turnstiles.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.

WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles officially opens the new turnstiles. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

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Tottenham legend Ossie Ardiles has officially opened Welwyn Garden City FC's recently-upgraded football ground.

WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles with WGC Manager Adam Fisher.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles with WGC Manager Adam Fisher. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

The World Cup winner was at the Citizens’ Herns Lane ground on Sunday along with Welwyn Hatfield mayor Lynne Sparkes and WGC’s Billy Byrne from DIY SOS.

The work has been carried thanks to a grant from the Premier League through the Football Stadia Improvement Fund and has included two brand new stands together with better facilities in the clubhouse and more provision for wheelchair users.

WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles  and Billy Byrne officially open the new turnstiles.

Picture - Karyn Haddon.WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Ossie Ardiles and Billy Byrne officially open the new turnstiles. Picture - Karyn Haddon.

It also features a turnstile acquired following the demolition of Tottenham’s White Hart Lane stadium.

It all means that the Spartan South Midlands League side has achieved the required standards for their current league and the one above, should they win promotion this year.

WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Cllr Lynne Sparks cuts the ribbon to officially open the new ground.

Picture: Karyn Haddon.WGC FC New Ground Official Opening - Cllr Lynne Sparks cuts the ribbon to officially open the new ground. Picture: Karyn Haddon.

The opening ceremony also featured a small service of remembrance.

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