德里城:"如果我們不得不把人拒之門外,那就太可惜了"--希金斯談增加布蘭迪維爾的容量

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德里城:"如果我們不得不把人拒之門外,那就太可惜了"--希金斯談增加布蘭迪維爾的容量

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德里城經理Ruaidhri Higgins表示,他將支持擴大Ryan McBride Brandywell體育場的容量,並在該場地恢復草地球場。

"你不希望人們錯過觀看球隊的比賽,"希金斯說。

"這個城市有一種嗡嗡聲。如果我們不得不把人們拒之門外,那就太可惜了。"

布蘭迪威爾球場目前的容量為3700人,德里市俱樂部是德里和斯特拉班區議會擁有的設施的主要租戶。

俱樂部主席Philip O'Doherty此前曾呼籲,根據次區域體育場計劃,釋放專用於升級北愛爾蘭各地足球場的資金。

然而,這個拖延了很久的3600萬英鎊的財政方案需要北愛爾蘭行政部門的簽字批准。

俱樂部已經表示希望推進擴大馬克-法倫看台的計劃,以創造更大的地面容量。

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O'Doherty還表示,他將向區議會提出申請,將Brandywell球場從現有的3G合成地面恢復為天然草地,因為他相信Higgins的球隊更適合在草地上比賽。

事實證明,俱樂部在草地球場上的客場表現對於他們在2022賽季取得聯賽第二名的成績非常重要。

"希金斯說:"我更希望有一個草地球場,但如果我們不能得到一個,我們就必須處理好它。

"我們的客場狀態一直很好,球員們更喜歡草地,"這位前鄧多克助理老闆確認道。

希金斯和他的球隊一直在用FAI杯訪問德里地區的學校,他們於11月13日在Aviva體育場的決賽中以4-0擊敗Shelbourne贏得了比賽。

"我認為俱樂部的未來是在良好的掌控之中。有一個真正的年輕支持者的核心,你可以在周五晚上的白蘭地威爾看到,年輕的人在比賽結束後圍在一起等待球員,"他說。

他說:"十年來,俱樂部沒有獲得主要獎盃的時間太長了,你可以看到它在這個城市的影響。

"它給許多人帶來了許多歡樂,我們很感謝大家的支持。此時此刻,俱樂部和它的支持者之間有一種真正的聯繫。

"希望這能提供一個跳板和催化劑,讓更多的人走進大門"。


Last updated on .From the section Irish

Derry City manager Ruaidhri Higgins says he would support the expansion of the capacity of the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium and a return to a grass pitch at the venue.

"You don't want people missing out on watching the team play," said Higgins.

"There's a buzz in the city. It's a shame if we have to turn people away."

The current capacity of the Brandywell is 3,700, with Derry City FC the anchor tenants of the Derry and Strabane District Council-owned facility.

Club chairman Philip O'Doherty has previously called for the release of funds earmarked for upgrading football stadiums across Northern Ireland under the Sub regional Stadium Programme.

The much-delayed £36m financial package needs signed off by the Northern Ireland Executive however.

The club has indicated a desire to move forward with plans to expand the Mark Farren Stand to create a larger capacity at the ground. • None Former NI full-back Lafferty moves from Derry City to Sligo Rovers

O'Doherty has also signalled that he will make the case to the District Council to revert the Brandywell pitch back to natural grass from the existing 3G synthetic surface in the belief that Higgins's squad is better suited to playing on grass.

The club's away form on grass pitches proved important to their progress towards a second-place finish in the league in the 2022 season.

"I would prefer a grass pitch but if we can't get one we have to deal with it," said Higgins.

"Our away form has been exceptional and the players prefer grass," confirmed the former Dundalk assistant boss.

Higgins and his squad have been visiting schools in the Derry area with the FAI Cup, which they won by defeating Shelbourne 4-0 in the final at the Aviva Stadium on 13 November.

"I think the club's future is in good hands. There is a real core of young supporters, you see it at the Brandywell on a Friday night, young ones hanging round waiting for the players after a game," he observed.

"Ten years is too long for the club without a major trophy and you can see the impact it has had around the city.

"It has brought so much joy to so many people and we are grateful for the support. There is a real connection between the club and its supporters at the moment.

"Hopefully that provides a springboard and a catalyst for more people coming through the gates."

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