GL events UK has been appointed to carry out a series of stand and infrastructure builds at Exeter City Football Club.
The partnership, with Yelverton Properties, the development partners for Exeter City FC and Exeter City Council, was confirmed following an agreement to improve the spectator experience at the club’s St James Park ground.
Yelverton Properties are leading on the planning and implementation of the project, working collaboratively with GL events UK and the company’s exceptional experience in constructing seating grandstands and stadia throughout the sporting world. The project will see the company build the Family Stand as well as the Away Stand, changing rooms and the Big bank facilities.
GL events UK were approached because of the company’s history of managing, coordinating, and delivering construction projects, from start to finish, across tennis, golf, athletics, rugby and football. The company has developed highly sophisticated stadia solutions which offer comfortable seating and higher site-lines as well as integrated club and spectator facilities such as merchandise stores and changing rooms. Using much of this technology, the new stand will offer an enhanced fan experience, with no pillars to obstruct the view and vastly improved toilets and refreshment facilities.
“This is a really exciting project for everyone involved in our stadia and seating products. It’s the chance to build a series of permanent structures that reward the fans of Exeter City FC with the very best spectator experience,” said Scott Jameson, GL events UK group managing director. “We’re looking forward to unveiling the new look stadium in the autumn.”
GL events UK recently announced new seating projects at The Boodles at Stoke Park, the Open de France, The Ryder Cup and the IAAF World Athletics Championship in London this summer. The company has also built temporary and permanent seating at a number of football and rugby stadiums in the UK and throughout the world.
The project has been funded through the sale of land for a 318 bed student accommodation development to Global Student Accommodation Ltd.