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PPG CANALSIDE REDEVELOPMENT: FAQs

20 September 2018

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Find out a little more about the planned redevelopment at the training ground

- Frequently Asked Questions about the PPG Canalside redevelopment
- Read about a few hot topics concerning the future of the training ground
- Watch a video of what the future holds!

Following the recent public consultation regarding the proposed redevelopment of PPG Canalside, htafc.com has collated some of the most Frequently Asked Questions that came out of the process.

Click HERE to read about the full plans for the Club’s training ground.

What will happen to the Perrys Fanzone?

As most supporters will know, PPG Canalside has been the host venue for the Club’s match day Fanzone, which takes place before every home game.

In the short term, whilst possible, the Perrys Fanzone will continue to operate from PPG Canalside – starting with the Premier League game at home to Tottenham Hotspur on Saturday 29 September 2018.

The Club is committed to continuing the Perrys Fanzone. When the redevelopment of PPG Canalside reaches the stage where holding the Fanzone there becomes impractical, a new venue will be sourced. Ideally, this will be nearer the John Smith’s Stadium to allow as many fans as possible to enjoy the facility.

Keep checking htafc.com for further info in the coming weeks.

Will match day parking still be available?

Premier Car Parking passes will be honoured until the end of the 2018/19 season, at least.

Any other parking spaces on match days will be sold as usual whenever possible.

Once the two-year development plan is complete, there will be no match day parking available to supporters at PPG Canalside.

What will happen to the current main building at PPG Canalside?

As part of the redevelopment plans, a new main building will be constructed to house First Team operations.

However, the redevelopment plans have been drawn up so that the current, existing building at PPG Canalside can remain in operation throughout the large majority of the 24-month redevelopment. This will allow day-to-day operations to continue for as long as possible, with demolition of the current building planned for the latest possible stage.

As such, fans should expect the public-facing element of the training ground to continue until further notice.

Will fans still be able to watch Academy matches?

Managed access is still planned for events such as Academy match days.

Whenever possible and manageable, supporters will be welcome to watch the Club’s Elite Development Team, Under-19s and Under-17 sides.

What's happening to the public-facing services available at PPG Canalside, namely the food, drink bowling and snooker?

Huddersfield Town is committed to providing current patrons and other supporters with this element, although the development plans for the training ground do not make it possible for PPG Canalside to be the host for them in the long-term.

As a result, the Club is looking to build new, purpose-built facilities at another site nearby. One possibility for this is the current home of the Town Foundation, working alongside Kirklees Council and Kirklees Active Leisure, but all possibilities are currently being considered.

As soon as the Club can, it will publish plans for the public facility.


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