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Ground Improvements 2011

The Funding Agreement with Welcome to Yorkshire continued in 2011 which enabled improvements to be made. These included air conditioning in the press box, new bar shutters, the replacement of the grey seats with white in the Trafalgar Square Enclosure, safety gates at the back of the West Stand, new catering equipment, new sightscreens, nets, sheets and practice equipment, new mower, top dresser and ground equipment as well as display cabinets and lighting equipment. Grateful thanks to Welcome to Yorkshire which enabled all these purchases to be made.

The most significant improvements however came with Tesco Community Project, when Tesco and its partners undertook a three month project which transformed and/or improved virtually every area of the ground. The major work was in the Pavilion which was totally gutted and then saw the creation of a new cellar area, the installation of a lift to all floors, the levelling of the Pavilion Lounge with a new bar and an additional exit to the Pavilion Enclosure, total refurbishment and redecoration, new carpets, curtains, tables and chairs throughout and the refurbishment of the toilets.

The Lean-to bar area was refitted, a new shop was built for major match days and the adjacent toilet block was demolished and rebuilt. The Tea Room returned to one large unit, redecorated and refurbished along with the creation of a new balcony area with tables and chairs. New bench seating was fitted on the Popular Bank and the best of the old wood used in the West Stand. All toilet blocks had varying amounts of work done in them. Both scoreboards have new fascia. The traditional railings were restored in the Pavilion enclosure.

See Also: Ground Development