Date: 27th April 2007 at 10:52am
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ACCRINGTON Stanley have today announced that the total capacity of the Fraser Eagle Stadium has been increased to 5,075.

The previous capacity was set at 4,314 due to safety regulations, setting the ground at 0.85.
The rating reflects safety policies and facilities, and after the vast improvements made to the stadium, Lancashire County Council has increased the rating to a maximum of 1.0.

‘It’s great news for the club and is reward for a lot of hard work that has gone into the stadium over the last few years,’ Said Stanley’s Stadium Manager and Safety Officer, Mick Schultz.

‘We know we still have work to do and our rapid progression in recent years has meant we have gone from having one of the best stadiums at the level we were playing at to probably having one of the least appealing.

‘However our fans have been great, their patience as we have moved through the leagues has been fantastic. Most of the last twelve months has been spent satisfying the requirements that playing in the Football League bring, but now we have pretty much ticked those boxes we want to concentrate on making the Fraser Eagle Stadium an even more pleasant place to come and watch football.’