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Match highlights to be shown on new big screen at Sixfields Stadium in Northampton

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Cobblers fans will be able to watch highlights of their team’s games on a big screen that is due to be installed at Sixfields later this year.

Speaking after plans for the redeveloped statement were unveiled, Cobblers chairman David Cardoza said the club was getting new floodlights, public address system and big screen as part of the major refurbishment.

It will be the first time the stadium has ever had a big screen and the chairman said it would be used to show highlights of previous matches as well as interviews with the players and manager.

It is hoped that live replays of goals and match incidents will be introduced in the future.

Mr Cardoza said: “I’m delighted that work is now progressing. It has been a long time coming.

“We will have brand new facilities for the fans and for the players with a new gym, physio room and refurbished dressig rooms.

“The new east Stand will have potentially three different new bars and it will be a fresh, positive experience for fans in the stadium.”

After viewing the plans some fans have expressed fears a number of seats will have a restricted view due to the design of the new corporate boxes in the East Stand.

However, Mr Cardoza said only “a small number of seats” would have a restricted view of certain parts of the pitch in the new stand and less than the impression on the plans showed.

A decision on planning application for a new hotel and conference centre is likely to be made in September with work expected to start early next year.

Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, said: “We are pleased to support the football club. The rugby and cricket clubs in the town have had great success in recent years and we hope the football club can do the same.

“It will be great for the town to have new hotel and conference facilities.”

 

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