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Shrewsbury Town Install Extra Seating For Chelsea Game

Tue 14th Oct 2014 | Football Stadiums & Facilities

Shrewsbury Town have announced that for the first time at the Greenhous Meadow there will be additional seating for a football match.

Capital One have kindly agreed to cover the costs of the stands which will be known as the Capital One South East Stand and the Capital One South West stand.  Arena Seating will be responsible for the installation of stands and installation will begin on Friday 24th October.

Demand for tickets for the Capital One Cup game at home to Chelsea has been intense and the club have been working hard to find ways of increasing the capacity at the Greenhous Meadow.

Getting the green light for two temporary stands to be built between the South and East stands and the South and West stands each stand will have 243 seats taking the capacity for the game to 10,361.  

It will be the first football crowd over 10,000 at the Greenhous Meadow and the largest home crowd Town will have played in front of since the FA Cup game at home to Arsenal at the Gay Meadow on Tuesday 27th February 1991 when 12,356 watched the game.

Town CEO Matt Williams said:”Since the draw for the fourth round of the Capital One Cup demand from people wanting to attend to the Chelsea game has been high.

“We knew the stadium capacity wouldn’t be enough to satisfy demand for the game so have looked at all avenues to be able to add extra seats.

“The help and co-operation that we have received from Capital One, The Football League and the Safety Advisory Group has been brilliant and all have helped to make the extra seats possible.

“For the club to add the extra seating on our own isn’t financially viable but Capital One have been kind enough to fund this by becoming the stand sponsors and we thank them for this kind gesture.”

The other two corners of the stadium will be used by SKY and for emergency access to the stadium.

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley 

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