Tivi announce plans for stadium improvements
Tividale Football General Manager Leon Murray has announced plans to increase the capacity at ‘The Beeches’ stadium between now and the end of the season.
The plans in place will see an extra 190 seats put in along with a new standing area to the Birch Terrace part of the stadium.
Murray is hoping these improvements are complete by the start of the 2015-16 season.
And the Club Secretary has thanked the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for their part in the new seats being available to the club following the 2012 Olympic games.
He had the following to say:
“When it became apparent that temporary seating from the London Aquatics Centre would be available following the 2012 Games, we made immediate contact with them.
“I would like to place on record my thanks to the staff at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for their co-operation and these seats are a massive step in the right direction for us as we aim to improve our facilities.”
‘Dale are hopeful of starting work on the Birch Terrace side of the ground within the next fortnight, meaning spectators will then be able to view matches from all sides of the ground on matchdays when the work is completed.
Murray added “It will be fantastic if we can get this work done, that’s for certain.
“An awful lot of hard work has gone in to try and get these plans moving and I’m sure that will continue.
“We want to have the best facilities we can physically provide.”
The club have already started work on the playing surface in order to improve the drainage. This work comes after two postponements in the past few weeks.
Murray feels these pitch improvements are a massive step forward for the Northern Premier League Division One South outfit.
“Following our pitch inspection last weekend, myself, Ted (Head Groundsman), Steven (Head of Communications) and Ian Long held a conversation about how we could make improvements in the short term to the pitch, particularly in the centre circle.
“Great credit to Ian (Long) because his first priority is picking a football team but he was here on Monday with Ted to ensure those works got underway.
“We hope it improves the current situation and we can review it again in the summer when there’s a little more time to play with.”
(All quotes are sourced from @TiviFCoffical)
On a personal note I think this is a massive statement of intent from Tividale and goes to show what a professional outfit they are.
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