Temporary seats to go in Northampton Town’s East Stand while development is delayed

Pre-season friendly at Sixfields Stadium. 'Cobblers V Derby County. 'The East Stand. NNL-150726-184743009
Pre-season friendly at Sixfields Stadium. 'Cobblers V Derby County. 'The East Stand. NNL-150726-184743009

The mystery Indian consortium set to take over Northampton Town Football Club will look to put in temporary seating in the ill-fated East stand while fuller plans are drawn up.

Current chairman David Cardoza has told the Chronicle & Echo that a meeting with the prospective buyers yesterday was “positive.”

However it is likely to be at least four weeks until the as-yet-unamed buyers take over at Sixfields.

Mr Cardoza said the consortium is keen to put temporary seats in the empty East Stand, currently a building site after redevelopment work there stopped to allow the club’s ownership issues to be resolved, to increase capacity.

Mr Cardoza said: “The meeting with them was all very positive.

“There are a number of different parts to this process which all need to be sorted out, but that is happening.

“We are hopeful that within the next four weeks we will have this all wrapped up.

“There is due diligence and bits and pieces that still need to be worked through but everything is going as it should do.

“It might have taken longer than we thought but it is moving ahead.

“We are looking at temporary seating on the East Stand in the short term.”

Mr Cardoza said the exact number of seats and the way they are installed would have to be finalised between contractors Buckinghams and the Health & Safety Executive.

For the time being however, the identity of the Indian consortium is to remain a mystery.