Work to start on Guiseley's new stand

Wharfedale Observer: Phil Rogerson Phil Rogerson

Work will start on Guiseley’s new 200-seater stand on Monday .

Borehole drilling for the foundations will signal the first phase of the £112,000 project.

The fabricated stand will be delivered to site in stages once the foundations are in place.

The green light for the work to commence came when the club confirmed that the funding was in place.

The latest project will take the club’s spending on ground improvements to £500,000 over the last five years.

The schemes have included the building of the main stand and installing new floodlights.

Guiseley also have further work planned for the summer when they will be widening the pitch surround. This will involve the replacement of the two remaining sides of the pitch surround barrier.

The club also intends building another two turnstiles and additional terracing to achieve a 4,000 ground capacity along with some minor alterations to the dressing rooms.

All of these improvements are to enable Guiseley to meet the requirements of the Conference National grading scheme.

Finace director Phil Rogerson said: “It’s all systems go for the new stand and it will be completed before the March 31 deadline that we are required to meet if we want to be eligible for promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier.”

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