Redevelopment on course

Last updated : 13 April 2007 By Dave Moore
Simon Corney is hoping that Boundary Park will be redeveloped in time for the fifth anniversary of the club's takeover. He said, "Planning permission went in on March 19 and it's now a case of the Council coming back and saying 'OK'. If that happens, we're hoping to knock the Broadway Stand down within the next three, four, seven months, we don't know, but as soon as we can liaise with the right people and start building within nine months to a year, it's going to go ahead. We're three years into the five-year plan we had and we're on course to finish it within the five-year period of us coming. Promotion is detrimental to building it because if we got to the Championship, we're going to be playing big clubs. They'll bring five or six thousand people and for us not to have the capacity will hurt us because you'll always find the reason not to do it."

"I understand people have been there for a long time, sitting in their seat for 30 years and they don't like change. We understand that, but for the club to go forward we've got to make some decisions. We hope it doesn't inconvenience people too much but if it does, it does. There'll be some extra money to try and compete in the Championship. Ideally, you spend two or three years there trying to consolidate because it's not the golden egg everyone thinks, you probably lose more money in the Championship than at this level."

Alan Hardy added, "It is very difficult planning for next season because we don't know what division we are playing in. Normally at this time season-ticket renewals are taking place but obviously they have had to be put on hold. We have had meetings to discuss prices but they will vary depending whether we are playing in the Championship or League One."