The demolition of Exeter City Football Club’s historic Old Grandstand, which dates back to 1926, started on Monday, October 30, with the roof panels of the stand being removed.
The £3.5 million project to develop the stadium, which will offer a vastly enhanced fan experience, improvements to the toilets, refreshments and away-end facilities, are currently on target and due to be completed by late summer 2018.
The redevelopment began in May following more than two years of complex negotiations. Preparation work around the Stagecoach-sponsored stand has taken place in recent weeks, with the removal of the buildings adjacent to the stand, the old floodlight poles, and netting to the right of the stand. The internals have also already been stripped to allow for quick progress with the demolition.
As part of the scheme, new changing rooms have been constructed under the IP Office stand. Replacement toilets and refreshment facilities will be provided for the Big Bank, and the away-end improved, including the purchase of a stand from Barnet FC.
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Historic milestone in stadium redevelopment30 October 2017
THE demolition of Exeter City Football Club’s historic Old Grandstand, which dates back to 1926, started today, with the roof panels of the stand being removed.