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Football fans to wait longer for Springfield Stadium improvements

Football fans to wait longer for Springfield Stadium improvements

Wednesday 23 March 2022

Football fans to wait longer for Springfield Stadium improvements

Wednesday 23 March 2022


Football fans will have to wait longer to be able to stand to watch the beautiful game at Springfield after improvement works to the stadium hit "unavoidable delays" driven by steel supply issues.

The scheduled completion date has now been pushed back from the end of March to 23 April, the Government said.

Work to improve the spectator experience at the stadium commenced at the start of 2022.

Planned improvements include better accessibility for people with disabilities and changes to the fencing in line with the requirements of the English Football Association.

Recognising that "the island had faced challenges during the pandemic and that the Club and the Government had made significant progress", the English Football Association Sub-Committee agreed to an extension of the deadline.

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Picture: Planned improvements to Springfield Stadium.

The Assistant Minister for Sport, Deputy Hugh Raymond, said: "I am delighted and grateful to the English FA Ground Grading Sub-Committee for granting the new deadline for achieving a ground standard of Grade F.

"The Government of Jersey has commissioned additional work...which will ensure Springfield Stadium can continue to serve the whole of the Football community well into the future. The additional work, including routine maintenance, will continue until late June."

He added: "I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Government Project Team and the contractors who have worked hard to ensure this project could happen - the new fencing is now on-island and installation well underway."

It's expected that the pitch itself will be accessible for all users from 1 April.

Standing, however, will not be available until 23 April when works are complete. 

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