“Something like 2000 people have worked on the scheme from start to finish. Some have worked here for a few days and others, throughout. It has been a very difficult scheme for us, it isn’t just a stadium containing seats, there are complex back-of-house arrangements too. But even getting deliveries in has been really challenging because the stand is completely surrounded and there is nowhere to gain access. We’ve had to protect the pitch to bring lorries and cranes across the turf and take over residential accommodation behind the stand to house our team.
“We are delighted with the result and am sure that it will delight the members when they watch the first big international game here against Ireland.”