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Durham Cricket Club spends £1.2 million on stadium improvements

2.20K   //    18 Jul 2013, 22:00 IST
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Durham Cricket Club will invest £1.2 million in an effort to  improve the Chester-le-Street ground.

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Investment Fund is reportedly funding the project through a hefty loan. The project will increase the permanent seating capacity to 15,000.

David Lane, a board member of the LEP, said: “The £1.2million of funding from the North East Investment Fund means new permanent seating has been bought and installed in time for an outstanding summer at the ground.”

David Harker, Durham County Cricket Club chief executive added: “The new seating is central to Durham’s success in hosting international events. We’re delighted at the speed the seating has been put in place and at the difference it makes to the ground. The North East LEP’s investment fund was ideal for us, and the North East LEP moved quickly to provide strategically important funding within a tight timescale.”

Source: Sunderland Echo

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