The Football Club has been based at Murrayfield Park since it's formation in 1978 with current premises ageing and unfit for purpose in the modern football climate but thanks to many years of hard work behind the scenes to align the Club with the benchmarks demanded of by West Lothian Council, the Scottish Football Association and by SportScotland, Blackburn United’s redevelopment plans are coming to fruition.
The complex will provide:
- A six dressing room changing pavilion and associated club room
- A new parking area to serve the pavilion
- An upgraded grass pitch (previously the blaise pitch on the site)
- Upgraded floodlighting
- Relocation of the spectator enclosure from its current position
- Fencing to enclose the new grass pitch
- A 7-a-side floodlit 3G pitch and a 7-a-side grass pitch on the site of the existing 11-a-side pitch to the east of the development
The changing pavilion will accommodate home and away adult team changing rooms, three referee's changing rooms, both internal and externally accessible toilets, a kitchen, club room, office space and a plant room. It will also include four youth team changing rooms. Externally, the pavilion will have build materials of zinc clad panels, grey/blue facing brick and white render and a monopitch roof.
The Club and Blackburn Councillor Gordon Beurskens worked hard to secure the capital funding from West Lothian Council and SportsScotland , Scotland's national lottery fund distributor for sport to make the development happen. The Club is excited about the future prospects these new facilities offer and continue to look for help in the fundraising activities that are required to operate such a wide based community structure. Should you believe you have anything to offer by way of expertise in this area or should you wish to help out in the day to day running of either the adult or youth sections of the club then please get in contact with Club President Ian McGinty (email@example.com) or with coaching Co-ordinator Brian Smillie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
1st December 2012
New Murrayfield Park looking tremendous in the winter sun.Hopefully a few stars will play on it in years to come....
1st December 2012
New changing facility has the metal cladding on it. Looks great already. Once it's got the badge on it.