Grimsby Town FC is appealing to its fans and the wider public in a new crowdfunding venture which aims to raise funds to support the improvement of disability facilities in and around its ground.
Much-needed maintenance and improvements at Blundell Park have been deferred and now the club is at a point where it needs to have acceptable levels of facilities as soon as possible so it can conform with regulations.
The club said that its workto attract more disabled people to games has been so successful, that the current disabled facilities are “wholly inadequate” for the numbers now attending.
Grimsby Town now wants to install multiple disabled toilets and an industrial stairlift in one of its stands.
For much of the work, there is the potential for grant funding for both the club and a charitable trust on a matching basis.
Despite this, there is a significant cost to the football club and a statement from Grimsby Town said there is always the “continual counter pressure of maximising the playing budget”.
The try and help with the cost the crowdfunder campaign will aim to help ensure the improvement to disabled facilities are undertaken as soon as possible.