AN Enfield football club celebrated moving into a new stadium after a £6 million refurbishment with a victory on Wednesday night.

The Queen Elizabeth II Stadium, in Donkey Lane, is the new 2,500-capacity home of Enfield Town FC which marked its first fixture there in style by beating Harefield United 2-1 in the Middlesex Senior Cup.

The ground had fallen into disrepair until Enfield Council and the club joined forces in 2008 to refurbish the Grade II listed building with upgraded stands, a new running track and a new football pitch.

Club chairman Paul Millington said he was proud that Enfield Town FC is the lead tenant of the stadium – where Olympic athletes Lord Coe, Daley Thompson and Linford Christie used to train.

He said: “It is 12 years since the sad loss of the now defunct Enfield FC stadium at Southbury Road.

“The new stadium is 800m from the site of the old one and we hope that this exciting development will in time allow Enfield Town FC, the first fully supporters-owned club in the country, to enjoy some of the success the old club once enjoyed.”

The club will host a Spurs XI for the official opening of the stadium on Wednesday, with legends Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood leading the side.