BARROW Raiders are hoping to have a new food and drink outlet in place for their first home game with the fans back on bank holiday weekend.

Developments have started at the Hindpool end of the ground which club chairman Steve Neale hopes will be a sun trap for fans to congregate at when further restrictions are lifted.

Fans have shown their dedication to the club by donating pallets of blocks, a similar feat to previous building projects at the Matt Johnson Prestige Stadium.

"We want to start providing food and drink throughout the ground," Steve Neale said.

"Obviously, we have not got a concourse and I felt we did not have enough outlets and the ones we did have had big queues when we had fans.

CHAIRMAN: Steve Neale

CHAIRMAN: Steve Neale

"We are hoping to increase our crowds this year, hopefully a few thousand, and we want to serve as many people as possible so that is why we planned this outlet for the Hindpool end which will be a real sun trap if this Summer brings an actual Summer.

"We have a plan to install another food and drink outlet in June as well to the left of the grandstand.

"The fans have been brilliant by donating blocks for the build.

"We are a fan-built establishment and they will be standing in a ground built by them when they return.

"We have a great backing from them and there is always plenty of offers to help when we want it. And we are of course really grateful to them for that."

They have set an ambitious completion date, but Mr Neale believes it can be done if the weather is kind, but failing that it would be ready for the next home fixture.