The Gallagher Stadium has a grand new entrance.
A set of cast metal gates have been installed at the venue, courtesy of sponsors Gallagher Group.
They replace the barbed wire gates that the club inherited when the site was acquired from the Ministry of Defence.
Club chief executive Bill Williams said: “We thank Pat and his family for this very kind gesture and support and see these new gates as a huge improvement to the quality and security of our stadium. They will be a focal point for the hundreds of people who visit every week.”
Gallagher Group chairman Pat Gallagher said: “The gates are fabulous and it’s great that our family name will be embedded here for many years to come. It’s a fitting bit of Kent engineering for a lovely stadium.”
Gallagher, one of Kent’s premier building, civil engineering, aggregates and property development companies, was the principal contractor when the stadium was built between autumn 2011 and summer 2012.
To mark its involvement with the homecoming, Gallagher sponsored the naming rights to the stadium – a deal which was extended in 2015 to run until at least 2022.