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Looking after fans: an analysis of the
Football Stadia Improvement Fund’s
investment since 2000.
is a partner organisation
of the Foundation. It grew
out of The Football Trust in
2000, following the latter’s
successful work in helping
to improve stadia at the top
levels of the game.
The Trust did this so successfully that we arguably
enjoy the finest range of football stadia in the world.
Armed with an annual budget of £6m, the FSIF turned
the focus onto the levels of football beneath the top
flight, where a great deal of investment and work was
needed to similarly transform stadia at smaller clubs,
to ensure the safety and comfor t of those clubs’ fans
and players.
Since it was launched in 2000, the FSIF has awarded
1,247 grants wor th a total of £83m.These have gone
towards everything from new football stands, to
floodlights, with the funding now coming entirely
from the Premier League.
FSIF investment therefore provides crucial assistance
to clubs in creating safer, more comfor table
environments for fans and players alike to enjoy
their match-day experiences.
The graphic opposite gives you an idea of where FSIF
funding has gone and the difference it has made.
From 2000 the FSIF has
invested in the following:
FSIF investment
from 2000
by 2011
£83m
by 2008
£73m
by 2005
£57m
by 2001
£25m
287
- Spectator stands
265
- Floodlighting
127
- Other
Terraces -
40
Turnstiles -
57
Car park improvements -
15
Medical and first aid equipment -
6
221
- Fences and barriers
144
- Improved grass pitches
Stadium and ground security -
74
Traffic managment -
24
PA systems -
21
162
- Clubhouses and changing rooms
86
- Stadiums and football grounds
Disability facilities -
26
Toilet facilities -
47
Maintenance equipment -
8
Types of projects
funded to date
1,610
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