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Accessible Stadia Update

15 February 2019

The new, multi-million-pound accessible stadia facilities at Turf Moor continue to take shape.

The North East corner between the James Hargreaves and Jimmy McIlroy stands - the first phase of the project to improve the overall matchday experience for disabled fans - is closing in on completion.

This phase has, as reported, encountered major challenges in the early build, relating to below-ground issues.

With these now resolved, the stand has quickly taken shape and the latest estimate for completion is the end of March.

Fans will be able to occupy this stand during April, with a ‘try before you buy’ trial period enabling supporters to fully assess preferred positions before the season is complete.

The second phase of the development, in the South east corner between the Bob Lord and Jimmy McIlroy stands, sees the steelwork currently under construction.

This stand will also house a new control room, PA room and additional storage for the adjoining Clarets Store.

The latest estimated completion date for this phase is during the summer of 2019, with the intention of being ready for occupation at the start of the 2019/20 season.

Below are the original impressions of how the stands will appear when complete.


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