Terrace plans will almost double capacity

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Terrace plans will almost double capacity

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AMBITIOUS Albion Rovers hope the section, which has been constructed at the ‘Airdrie end’ of the ground, will be in use by the end of the season.

CLIFTONHILL’S capacity looks set to almost double – with new terracing built at the stadium.

Ambitious Albion Rovers hope the section, which has been constructed at the ‘Airdrie end’ of the ground, will be in use by the end of the season.

There will be space for an additional 1000 spectators, taking the capacity to just under 2500.

It’s a major development for the Main Street facility which appears to have a solid future following years of concern and patch-up jobs.

And it’s the latest in a string of improvements carried out since the summer with a disabled section built and now being utilised by fans.

Vice-chairman Michael Savage hailed the work being done by the management team of Darren Young and Sandy Clark with the players on the park and insists things are going well off it.

He said: “This season has been going well for us and let’s hope that continues.

“We’re diversifying and there are a lot of things in the pipeline which will make our fans really happy.

“The standing area is nearing completion and we’re hoping to be able to utilise it by the end of the season.

“The section will allow for 1000 extra supporters and this is one of a number of positive things happening within Albion Rovers just now. The place is buzzing.

“If we can accommodate fans and let them see the game from different perspectives, and enhance their matchday experience, then we will.

“We want to get them in the door so they can see what we have to offer.”

He added: “The disabled section has been open for a couple of games now and it is fantastic. We’re starting to see an increase in the numbers and our door is open for everyone.

“There are about 10 spaces for people to come in and be able to watch the game comfortably.”

Meanwhile, Rovers community manager Pat Rolink hopes a new club anthem will be penned thanks to a link-up with New College Lanarkshire in Coatbridge.

A 10-week project is being funded thanks to the SPFL trust and will see young people aged 14 and over learn to use instruments and write lyrics with Monklands music man Ian Strefford.

Pat said: “We all love a song and what would be great is that if it is created by our fans for our fans.

“Who knows? There might be a budding Liam or Noel Gallagher out there and we’re going to try and find them.”


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