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Tranmere Rovers set for brand new ‘fan park’ after plans accredited

Tranmere Rovers set for new ‘fan park after plans approved

A model new ‘fan park’ is ready to be constructed at Tranmere Rovers’ Prenton Park floor, after it handed a “main hurdle”.

The venue, which may have house for as much as 800 individuals inside and 400 outdoors, has been accredited by Wirral Council.

The ability might considerably change the matchday expertise for followers of the Wirral-based membership.

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Talking to the ECHO at present, Ben Harrison, chair of the Tranmere Rovers Belief, stated: “This [planning permission] has been a very long time coming and we’d prefer to thank the council.

“It has been one of many main hurdles to beat and we’re delighted it has gone by means of.”

Mr Harrison additionally gave an thought of when followers can anticipate the fan park to be prepared.

He added: “We’re hoping to see work begin in late February or early March. It should then take about three or 4 months to construct so we’re hoping it is going to be open in the summertime.”

This implies the venue is ready to be prepared for the beginning of subsequent season, which might see Rovers enjoying in League 1 given their performances this season which have seen them climb to 3rd within the desk.

In addition to getting used on matchdays, the fan park can be used in the course of the week as a restaurant, lunch and night venue and bar, providing a variety of meals.

Organisers additionally plan to host weddings, conferences, award dinners and a wide range of completely different occasions all year long.



That is what the fan park might appear like

In Might, Mr Harrison stated the fan park would value between £1.5m and £2m.

The League 2 membership then declared the price of the fan park to be £1.6m and managed to get £1.3m collectively for the undertaking.

Through the summer season, the ECHO reported the membership’s belief had arrange a crowdfunding marketing campaign to get the remaining £350,000.

Many supporters chipped in, with incentives corresponding to having their identify printed on a wall plaque contained in the fan park supplied.

Finally, the marketing campaign helped the membership to make sure the fan park might be funded and supporters can anticipate to take pleasure in the brand new facility subsequent season.

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