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29 April 2020

Another step taken as Club looks to make visual improvements at Portman Road

Cleaning work on the Sir Bobby Robson Stand roof is expected to be completed today.

A cherry picker has been in use to enable access to the roof, which has been jet washed along with other areas of the stand by Ipswich-based external cleaning specialists Diamond View, part of the Vertas Group.

The work was scheduled to take place before Christmas but with road closures needed and other factors outside the control of the Club, it has been delayed until now.

The cleaning of the roof is part of a bigger project to give Portman Road a ‘makeover’. A ‘Legends of Ipswich Town’ mural is already in place in the concourse of the Sir Bobby Robson Stand, while hanging from the roof of the concourse in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand are 20 giant flags in tribute to some of the icons who have worn the blue shirt.

Pillars running down the centre of the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand concourse will feature 12 players chosen by the Blue Army for special recognition while plans are in place for more tributes to the Club’s history to appear on the stairwells in the two stands at either end.

The ‘windows’ in the Cobbold Stand are also in line for a completely new look, although the Covid-19 pandemic has obviously seen a delay in progress.         

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