Busy Close Season
Following the takeover by Francis Lee, Lee & the Managing Director Colin Barlow, another former player, uncovered some serious issues within the Club. City’s financial arrangements seemed complex and there had been underinvestment for a number of years in many areas of the Club. One of the biggest issues was the state of Maine Road itself. The Kippax Stand had to be demolished and a new all-seater stand developed, but the existing plans were far from suitable. Lee & Barlow spent considerable time creating new plans with an ultimate aim to redevelop the entire stadium into a 50,000 capacity venue. The new Kippax Stand was the first stage of this plan and built at a rapid pace throughout the 1994-95 season.
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