Guernsey Press

‘Welcome to Victoria Park’ - Guernsey football’s new home gets name

The new home of Guernsey football has been named Victoria Park.

Victoria Park will be the Guernsey FA’s first ever permanent home as well as the new home ground of Guernsey FC. (Picture from Victoria Park)

The name has been chosen to reflect the stadium’s location on Victoria Avenue and the ground’s recreational and unifying identity.

‘After much speculation, we’re thrilled to finally share the new name and branding for the stadium with the local community,’ said Rob Jones, director of Victoria Park.

‘We’re looking forward to welcoming football players and fans of all ages through Victoria Park’s gates next spring and realising this exciting new era for Guernsey football.’

The announcement comes as the project enters a new development phase.

Building contractors Rihoy & Son commenced work at the site in July 2023 and, a year later, the buildings are now wind and watertight, while the pitch’s final playing surface is due to be laid in early autumn.

The ambitious 10-year project has been realised thanks to substantial private investment, including funding from the Football Association, the Football Foundation and local benefactors.

When it opens its doors next year – with the first spectators due to be welcomed in March – Victoria Park will be the first ever permanent home for the Guernsey FA and the new home ground of Guernsey FC.

The new facility is expected to be ready in time to host next year’s Muratti Vase final. (33385088)

Designed by architects Lovell Ozanne, and project-managed by Jason Powers Consultants, the stadium comprises substantial seated and standing spectator capacity, a world-class 3G pitch and training area, and a contemporary clubhouse.

Victoria Park’s development marks another key milestone in the Guernsey FA’s long-term aim to provide Guernsey with a community hub that drives positive engagement and participation in football at all levels.

‘This marks such an exciting new chapter for the GFA and for local football,’ said Gary Roberts, the CEO of the GFA.

‘Victoria Park’s facilities are second-to-none, and it’s great to be able to offer players of all ages and abilities such a fantastic venue to encourage and support their love of the sport.’

In addition to the new name, a contemporary green logo has been unveiled.

Comprising three Vs that combine to form a circular shape, the logo is an abstract reflection of both blades of grass and a football.

Developed by local agency Stratagem, the branding is designed to support the inclusivity of the community venue, with football firmly at its heart.

A new Victoria Park website and social media platforms have also been launched, which will keep islanders updated as the project nears completion.