Facility Notes: Stevenage Looking To Fans To Fund North Stand Development
League Two club Stevenage is "asking supporters to help fund the development of the North Stand." The club already has planning permission and is "in talks with architects about converting the terraced section of the stadium" into a 1,600-seat stand. The club has a Football Foundation grant of £450,000 ($587,565), but needs a further £500,000 ($652,850) "in order to start the work." Stevenage is asking fans to contribute to a "mini-bond," which will earn interest on a six-month basis (BBC, 7/17).
Barcelona renewed its deal with GrassMaster for the pitch at Camp Nou. GrassMaster is a 100% natural grass pitch reinforced by 20 million polypropylene fibers. The reinforced natural grass system was previously installed at the club's training center (GrassMaster).