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Burnley to redevelop Turf Moor

Burnley Football Club has unveiled ambitious plans to redevelop its Turf Moor ground.

The “Premier Plan” was announced by Clarets chief executive Paul Fletcher, who will work with Burnley Borough Council and The Prince’s Charities on the project that will see a “StadiArena” stand erected in place of the David Fishwick Stand. Mr Fletcher said he expected it to take two to three years to reach fruition.

He said: “If you dare to dream, dream big, and this is not just about Burnley Football Club, this is about the whole town of Burnley and potentially leaving a massive legacy brought on by promotion to the Premier League.”

The stand could be used to stage concerts and conferences, as well as its use for football. Burnley Cricket Club would be relocated to Towneley Park, while the Weaver’s Triangle district would be redeveloped to include an entertainment complex and student accommodation.

Fletcher said: “On the basis of one idea involving the building of a new stand at the football club, this could become a much bigger idea shared by all parties.

“This really is a win-win situation for everyone. The cricket club gets a brand new ground and the opportunity to be a profitable club in a beautiful location. The football club gets a new stand that isn’t compromised and can be used seven days a week. The town gets a new university and finally the Weaver’s Triangle is redeveloped.”