Renovation Work Sees Macron Seats Removed

  • May 18, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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End-of-season renovation work has commenced at the University of Bolton Stadium, with the removal of seats forming the Macron logo amongst jobs to have started.

In the two-and-a-half weeks since Wanderers concluded their 2021/22 schedule, the stadium and playing surface has been host to a number of charitable and youth events but ground and site staff have now been given the green light to begin their preparations for the new campaign.

Despite winning the Sky Bet League One Grounds Team of the Season award recently, Wanderers will be playing on a different pitch next term after it was ripped up on Tuesday, while another visual change has been the redistribution of seats in the Nat Lofthouse Stand's lower tier, with Macron no longer having the same prominent advertising space which has remained intact in spite of the expiry of their naming rights agreement in 2018.

Trotters CEO Neil Hart spoke last week about making improvements to both the interior and exterior of a 24-year-old stadium which has shown signs of deterioration over the past few years, admitting it was time to finally bring the place back to it's gleaming best.

"When you look around, I have felt - and so has Sharon (Brittan), the board, Ian (Evatt), that there are places that are starting to look a bit tired and haven't had a bit of TLC for many years, really, and it hasn't been a priority," Hart told The Bolton News (subscription required).

"But this summer it does feel like we should get round it, and we are. The supporters will see a lick of paint on the lower areas of the stadium.

"We've had rusty doors painted different blues across the stadium - but now we have one pantone blue colour which is being rolled out across the site!

"Doors, rails, barriers are being sorted, we're doing repair works in the concourse and more painting there too. It's a real spruce up, externally.

"Supporters should also see improved signage on the car parks and on the turnstiles as well.

"And looking at Lostock we have been working with Ian on rejigging a few of the spaces and smartening things up so it suits how he and the players want to operate.

"Hopefully the fans will be pleased. We're trying to do things in a sensible way, within budget, and we're trying to move things in the right direction."

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