Motherwell overhaul Fir Park as club prepares for return of fans

There may be no confirmed date for Scottish football fans returning to the terraces but that hasn't stopped Motherwell from pushing ahead with renovations to Fir Park.

A general view of Fir Park showing the Hunter Stand, which has received major renovations
A general view of Fir Park showing the Hunter Stand, which has received major renovations

With matches in Scotland in the top two tiers currently being played behind closed doors, the Steelmen have been working away to spruce up the Hunter Stand, according to 'Well chief executive Alan Burrows.

As well as replacing every seat in the 3128-capacity stand the club has also installed a new PA system, installed new LED lighting, replaced all signage, painted the back wall and steelwork, as well as adding a fan mural and a timeline of the club’s first manager John Hunter, for whom the stand is named.

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The stand will also benefit from brand new toilet facilities, digital menu at the catering kiosks, and stadium televisions.

Keeping fans updated on social media Burrows said: “Hopefully you will all notice a difference when you’re back with us.”

Supporters have welcomed the updates from Burrows, who has confirmed a longer-term plan to upgrade the rest of the stadium. While some essential repair work has already been carried out around the ground, the club’s chief has reassured the club’s fanbase that there are plans in place to do up the other stands in a similar fashion.

Replying to a supporter on Twitter Burrows confirmed the club’s intentions.

He said: "We’ve also carried out improvements to the other stands, but John Hunter needed urgent attention.

"The plan is, over the next few years, to continue similar upgrades and maintenance on each of the other three stands.”

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