A safe standing area, approved by the ABC Council, is being created within the Crescent Stand. 

Work is under way and the good news is the area will be available for our opening home game of the season v Glentoran on Saturday 5 August.

The go-ahead follows the requisite funding in the region of £12k having been secured from private sponsorship by members of the board of directors.

Work will involve removing a number of badly broken seats (damaged mainly by match balls during shooting practice prior to kick-offs) and also the erection of supportive safety barriers.

The area will be welcomed particularly by our younger supporters who frequent the Crescent Stand.  It seems certain to enhance the match day atmosphere at Mourneview Park and provide an even stronger vocal backing for the boys in royal blue.