Club Update: May 2022
Birmingham City is able to issue the following Club Update.
As we head into the final week of both our Men’s and Women’s campaigns, we are keen to address a number of topics regarding the Football Club, as well as keep supporters abreast of events at the last Sky Bet Championship fixture and plans across Blues’ sites this summer.
April was another busy period across the Club and on the field saw Darren Carter lead the Women’s team to an unbeaten month, whilst the Men’s side recorded a long-awaited victory over neighbours West Bromwich Albion at St. Andrew’s.
Away from the action, more developments have been made to the matchday experience in B9. Live music performances and additional catering have supplemented the existing offering in and around the Stadium, with further supporter feedback welcomed as we strive to continue such improvements going forward.
This month will see the Club mark the 50th anniversary of its iconic ‘globe and ball’ crest, with Bluenoses invited to take part in the celebrations against Blackburn Rovers. And keep an eye on our official channels this May, where we will also remember Blues’ 2002 play-off glory 20 years on.
Lastly, as the season draws to a conclusion, the Club would like to thank all of its supporters for their unwavering commitment and backing of the teams across the last nine months. It does not go unnoticed and means everything to the players and staff, and this will be marked as our Supporters of the Season are named at next week’s Awards 22. We look forward to welcoming those attending to the ICC in Birmingham for the year’s marquee event.
The Club is still waiting for the full report from the site investigations undertaken across the lower Tilton and Kop. However, early indications communicated to us are positive.
Once we have received the detailed results of the site investigations, along with additional surveys and phasing plans, we can come to an informed decision around how to undertake the next phase of the remedial work.
It has been recommended that work begins to expose the underside of the lower tiers at the earliest opportunity, following the conclusion of the season, to allow the works to begin as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Furthermore, the works must be sequenced around the pitch renovations (detailed below), and other off-season activities which include servicing the LED boards and floodlights.
Over the next few weeks, the Club is aiming to share phasing plans and more detailed information, including prospective timelines, to allow supporters to start thinking about next season.
We will continue to communicate with our supporters on the progress of the repairs as frequently as possible.
Prices for 2022/23 Season Tickets will be confirmed following the current campaign’s conclusion. This decision has been taken to provide supporters with clarity regarding the lower tiers when making their purchases.
A complete and thorough review has been conducted regarding the cost of Season Tickets and this will see a pricing restructure for all areas of the stadium, offering a simplified and uniform approach to purchasing.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank supporters for their patience over the last two years. These have presented unprecedented challenges and we appreciate your understanding as matches have been played behind closed doors and at a reduced capacity.
Blues v Blackburn Rovers
The visit of Blackburn Rovers will be the Community Trust’s designated matchday with activities, fundraising and more taking place across the ground. Raffle prizes including signed shirts, hospitality seating and a season ticket can be won, whilst youngsters can take part in football activities in the Kop and Main Stand.
The Community Trust is the Club’s charitable arm and currently delivers education provisions in schools, operates junior and adult pan-disability football programmes, youth clubs, girls’ soccer camps, degree courses and much more. To find out more, visit www.twitter.com/BCFCCommunity
The fixture will also be recognised as a special 'wear your badge' day, with Birmingham City celebrating the 50th anniversary of its world-renowned 'globe and ball' crest.
In recognition of this half-century landmark, supporters are invited to showcase the Club's iconic symbolism and adorn their colours to play their part in the celebrations at St. Andrew's, helping to make B9 a sea of royal blue and white.
At both St. Andrew’s and Wast Hills Training Ground, the Club are undertaking works on the playing surfaces at each site.
These operations, which have already started at Wast Hills and will continue during the close season, represent a significant investment and will enhance the existing facilities offering available for players and staff.