Salford City FC are confident their bold new stadium plans will be finished by the end of the month and have released images of the work in progress,
The club revealed back in October that they planned to double the capacity of Moor Lane to more than 5,000 people including separate seating zones for home supporters, away supporters and a family zone.
It has also been reported that the iconic Class of ’92’, the majority owners of Salford City FC, will be provided with a suite, which will allow for a more exceptional view for the Manchester United legends.
Club secretary Andy Giblin said the work was on track and the majority of seats should be in by the end of March.
He said: “We have not made any decisions on any events, or who is opening the stadium once it is finished. However, it could possibly be the owners.”
“No formal opening date has been revealed and although Storm Doris wreaked havoc across the area last week, builders are rolling their sleeves up and getting on with it.”
Giblin added “The club are confident the process is going well. We have no issues, the weather is not too good, but it is not holding us back.”
The West stand is finished, and they are hoping the north stand will be finished by March 18 and the whole stadium in time for next season.
Wow and good morning, I can't wait for this ground to be finished. pic.twitter.com/yJzT5YJC6R
— Gary Neville (@GNev2) February 14, 2017
The stadium capacity will go up from 2,165 to 5,100 which would prepare them for future promotion to the football league.
The club are expecting a positive reaction to the stadium, as their fans have been very supportive throughout the process. Giblin said: “The supporters seem to like the process of the club, especially the behind the goal stand.”
Their fans have been supporting the club’s announcement on social media, with responses such as “looks class!” and “brilliant”.
By Bethany Harms