Fletcher returns to Turf Moor in stadium development role
The good news just doesn’t stop coming. Not only are the club redeveloping the Gawthorpe training ground with a multimillion development and upgrading the club shop and the ticket office, but it now appears that the final pieces are being put into place to complete the club’s transformation to where they planned to be back in 2008.
It can’t have escaped anyone’s attention that the profit reported in this year’s accounts, announced yesterday, is exactly the same sum that it was scheduled to cost for the project to replace the cricket field stand back in 2008. With low interest rates and, as we’ve heard a great deal in the news lately the availability of cheap Chinese steel, the project can still be brought to completion for the same budget.
With the StadiArena in Ahmedabad India due for completion this summer the timing is perfect for Paul Fletcher to pick up the cricket field stand project where he left off and the former Claret, who also holds a senior position within UCFB, will once again have a base at Turf Moor.
On Fletcher’s own web site it says that he’s back working at Turf Moor and it states “Burnley Football Club is now in a position to learn from both the mistakes and the innovations to ensure the new development will provide reliable income streams based on tried and tested formulae.” It even tells us “The development cost will be £30 million.”
Home supporters who have opted to move into the existing cricket field stand needn’t worry about this announcement. Once complete, the new stand will be exclusively used for home fans with away club supporters being moved into the wing seats in the Longside.
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