Finn Harps FC are continuing with a programme of short term improvement
works at Finn Park this week with the commencement of concreting works to
the viewing slope under the shed. Despite plans for a move to Stranorlar
the club also had to agree with the FAI a programme of works to improve
Health and Safety standards at the existing ground where the club will play
for at least another 2 seasons. The Dept of Sport have confirmed to the
club that these works will be grant aided and a work programme has been

The relocation of the club shop and offices, commissioning of the Chestnut
Road entrance as the main entrance to the ground and the closing off of the
River End embankment were part of this programme aimed at ensuring high
standards of safety for all patrons at our matches. This will continue
with the provision of basic concrete terracing along the main stand side of
the ground to eliminate the loose surface and make the area safer and more
comfortable for spectators. This measure is one of the main changes which
will be noticeable at Finn Park over the coming months which will also
include provision of fire safety equipment, improved toilet facilities,
emergency lighting and a number of other minor improvements. The concrete
terracing will be completed for the visit of Derry City to Finn Park on
April 16th.

These works are necessary temporary works to achieve basic health and
safety standards in order for the FAI Licensing body to allow continued use
of the Finn Park venue until such time as a move to a new stadium is