It started with before and after pictures of the surface – what a difference! The grass seems to be growing well and it look terrific in the June sunshine. The real test will come in the depths of winter!
When interviewed our Chief Executive said, “I’m very hopeful that this will be the last significant investment that we will make on this pitch, certainly for a number of years, my great hope is that, at some point in the future make a stadium move a reality. This is our second chance at getting it right and we can’t afford to do it again, we can’t afford from an authority perspective to get it wrong again”
The reporter, Keith Downie, showed the famed ‘fibre sand’ which should add stability and slow down drainage and pointed out that last year’s £350,000 fix has had to be followed by another £120,000 this close season.
Leeann added that this extra finance has had a huge financial impact on the club but that “we have planned as efficiently as we can for it and as we have a very strong squad of players here at the moment I would ask the fans not to be too concerned about it”. (I’m sure Craig Brown will be delighted to hear that….)
The magic ingredient
When asked about the embarrassment caused by last season’s pitch failure, Leeann replied, “We are an SPL club and the last thing we want is not ho have a good playing surface”.