Thursday, November 17, 2005

NW Evening News: Capacity limits for Holker

Source: NW Evening News

Published on 17/11/2005

THE crowd capacity for Holker Old Boys’ game with FC United at Craven Park on December 17 has been set at under 3,000.

But Barrow RL director Tony Colyer wants Cumbria County Council to have a re-think.

The rugby club board meeting was last night told that the council safety officer had imposed a limit of 2,779.

Said Colyer: “There is a 4,500 capacity for the rugby, but a football match is regarded differently.

“They take into account things like football crowds surging forward against the perimeter walls."