Dunfermline Athletic F.C. has recently completed a ‘Key Infrastructure’ project at East End Park which involved the upgrading of their floodlight system. The project received funding assistance from the Scottish Football Partnership’s Facilities Fund which is designed to assist Scottish FA Member clubs in meeting Stadia criteria as set out by the National Club Licensing framework.
Pars Chairman Ross McArthur said of the project; “Following a floodlight test, as part of DAFC’s Scottish FA Club Licence audit, the Board of DAFC decided that work should be done to replace broken floodlight lamps and clean the others. Remedial work on the East End Park floodlights had not been carried out for several years. The project involved the purchase of special bulbs and assistance from electrical experts able to operate at height. With the welcome support of The Scottish Football Partnership, the club bought and installed over 50 new floodlight bulbs and cleaned and repaired the others – a total of 128 bulb units across the four pylons. The work was carried out in the first week of October and the floodlights were used successfully during the club’s match (broadcast live on Premier Sports) against Falkirk FC on 9 October”.