A game of two tunnels for Cardiff City and Basford Utd

It’s a game of two halves for Spaciotempo as it has installed two new retractable tunnels at Cardiff City Football Club and Basford United Football Club.

Cardiff City FC’s stadium, home of the Bluebirds, has had an eight metre retractable Players Tunnel installed at the Barclays Premier League club’s ground. At just under three metres in width and height, the red tunnel with pneumatic rubber wheels has been constructed to make allowances for a slight slope from the dressing rooms to the pitch.

Meanwhile at Basford United F.C. in Nottinghamshire, the club has installed a Players Tunnel just over four metres long and over two metres wide. With a flat roof and standing around two-and-a-half metres tall, the Players Tunnel is black in colour and carries Inspirepac logos on the front pelmet and sides.

Currently members of the Northern Counties East League Premier Division, Basford United has received a grant of over £73,000 from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund (FSIF), supporters of the Football Foundation and the largest founder of non league football in the country.

The grant has been used to create a new suite of changing facilities inside the main pitch compound, new visitor toilets, canteen facilities and the new player’s tunnel, which was officially opened by former Aston Villa player Lee Hendrie who is now signed to Basford United.

Chris Munroe, Basford United FC Director, said: “We as a club are extremely grateful to the FSIF for granting us this valuable funding that will ensure this project goes ahead. Without such support it would have been a distant dream. Basford United FC are committed to developing our Greenwich Avenue facility to the benefit of all users of the ground and so this grant is invaluable.”