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Bright new look for family fun

Posted: Sun 19 Aug 2012
Author: Andy Walker

Young Bluenoses’ matchday experience will come to life this season thanks to a revamped Family Stand at St. Andrew’s.

The child-friendly section of the Main Stand has been given a summer makeover in preparation for the start of the 2012/13 campaign.

Courtesy of talented graffiti artists KeMeF Inc, a cacophony of colour now adorns the walls.

Images of Blues’ mascots Beau Brummie and Belle, memorable kits from bygone eras, a new Morris the Mole character and even a mini football pitch are just some of the sights that will greet families this season.

The area also includes a ‘Home Sweets Home’ kiosk where youngsters will be able to get their hands on tasty footy-themed lunchboxes and candy floss.

Blues boss Lee Clark, star of the 2011/12 season Chris Burke and new-boy Ben Gordon were all on hand earlier today to formally open the new-look Family Stand.

And to add to the occasion, Burke and Gordon were sporting the club’s new striking away and third kits.

At the unveiling, Clark said: "I think it's fantastic. I've got young children of my own and if I wasn't in the position of being a manager and wanted to come and visit the ground, having an area like that is ideal. It's a great idea because we want to encourage families and youngsters to come and watch the game and be a part of the future."