THE much-awaited redevelopment of the Brandywell Stadium in Derry took another step forward today when the contract for the project was signed.
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Alderman Hilary McClintock, and representatives from the contractors, McAleer and Teague, and deputy First Minister and Foyle MLA Martin McGuinness were at present at the official signing at the stadium this morning.
Following the official signing of the contract, the diggers are ready to move in to start the work.
The multi-million pound project will see the grass pitch replaced by a synthetic surface, the construction of new changing rooms and a new stand.
But not all fans are happy that the main stand has been dramatically reduced in capacity.
They held a protest last week outside the council’s offices to voice their feelings that they had not been informed previously that the stand would not hold as many supporters as before.
The greyhound track will be relocated to the adjacent Showgrounds.
The project is expected to take around 10 months to complete.