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8 May 2017

A six figure sum will be spent on improvements to the Memorial Stadium as we prepare for the 2017/18 season, the bulk of which will be spent on pitch renovations.

In order to give Darrell Clarke’s side the best possible surface to play on, and irrespective of whether or not we will be moving to a new stadium, Rovers will have one of the best playing surfaces in League One.

The initial phase of work will see contractors Koro off the pitch surface and then Power Harrow it to help elevate compaction.
Next up the surface will be laser levelled before 120 ton of sand is spread over the surface area before it is stone raked and treated with fertiliser before reseeding takes place.

A new drainage system will see the installation of a 150mm main drain around two sides of the pitch as well as six new pop up sprinklers to run through the centre of the pitch.
Whilst all of this work on the pitch takes place, other areas of the stadium will not be neglected. 

Already drop kerbs have been installed outside the Supporters Club matchday shop and the Stadium Shop to assist wheelchair users.
The car parks have also come under scrutiny and all spaces will be clearly marked and numbered in both the main and inner car parks.

Painting and decorating in all areas, new curtains and blinds for the Dribuild Suite, carpet cleaning throughout and the deep cleaning of all kitchen areas also feature on the agenda, as does the provision of a newly refurbished media suite to be used for post-match interviews.

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