Bigfellas Stadium development going well

Featherstone have reported good progress on the stadium re-developments taking place at the Bigfellas Stadium.

The club transported two seated stands from the old McCain Stadium, home of Scarborough FC last autumn, and they are currently being prepared to be erected at the Railway end of the ground.

The old terracing is set to be demolished this weekend, before the training pitch behind the old stand is levelled to allow the construction of the foundations to begin.

Chief Executive Craig Poskitt said: “Things are progressing well with the stadium re-development. This is a unique project and very complex so we try to avoid publically giving timescales on each phase as there are many factors that can affect progress. 

“I’d like to put on my on-going thanks and gratitude to the dedicated volunteers who are making this ambitious project to come to fruition. Everybody is mucking in, we even had former player and Challenge Cup player Ken Greatorex drop four large jars of coffee off for the workers on Tuesday which is a fantastic gesture.”

Last month, it was revealed that there will be an extension of the club’s corporate facilities as part of the redevelopment.

Commercial Manager Paul Taylor said: “Our hospitality facilities on a match day are very good but there is always room for improvement. Last season, particularly for the Challenge Cup fixtures against Castleford Tigers and Wigan Warriors and the more popular Championship games we were struggling for space. 

“The extension of quality hospitality areas will enable us to increase revenue streams further to enable us to grow even more. The hospitality areas will also be available for hire on a non-match day for conferences and seminars for example which is something we are trying to promote as we grow as a business.”

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