THE OWNERS of Stevenage Football Club (SFC) have revealed plans to host summer music events in its stadium.
The venue was used for a WBO World heavyweight title fight in May, which used half of the pitch and the stands, drawing an audience of 7,850.
With its new 1,400-seat stand and additional bar and hospitality facilities soon to be complete, management believes it can offer a capacity of approximately 10,000.
“After our boxing success this year, live music is the logical next step for our stadium, especially with a new top class north stand increasing capacity,” says SFC director Stuart Dinsey, a former owner of industry publication Music Week. We are perfectly positioned and the local area has a huge appetite for live music
SFC chief executive Alex Tunbridge adds. “We are perfectly located for easy access from London and Hertfordshire itself has a large catchment area and thriving music fanbase. We’d like to move quickly and are open to all suggestions for making something exciting happen.”
A feasibility study conducted by production expert Keith Wood, a site manager on the recent Bon Jovi tour, says the venue is suitable to stage concerts for between 10-12,000 people.