Monday 26th May 2014

THE summer period is set to be an especially busy one for officials and staff at Dumbarton FC, with the business of preparing for an exciting 2014/15 season already well underway.

One of the issues being explored in considerable detail is the possibility of temporary modifications at the Bet Butler Stadium to accommodate the anticipated greater demand from big home games against Hearts, Hibs and Rangers.

Enquiries have already been coming into the club about this and related issues.

Commercial and trust director Alan Findlay commented: “Everyone at the Club is committed to offering the best possible fan experience and value for money next season.

“We are all looking to benefit from what is sure to be one of the most exciting and intriguing league campaigns of recent years in the Championship.

“Of course a small club and community like Dumbarton also has to operate within significant planning, logistical and financial constraints.

“Indications at this stage are that, with the best will in the world, it will be extremely difficult to make temporary stands for six games workable, legal and financially viable.

“But supporters can be assured that all possible avenues are being explored with the local council and with experienced contractors.

“As soon as a more definite statement can be made, the Club will do so.”

In the meantime, season ticket sales continue to be brisk and the mood around the Rock is distinctly upbeat as manager Ian Murray works on renewing his squad for the challenges ahead.

Simon Barrow

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