Derby County ground staff are already working to prepare the Pride Park stadium for the League One club campaign in 2022-23.
Work is currently underway to get the playing area to the best possible condition. Leading ground player Paul Thompson oversees the “annual summer treatment” on the course.
Rams said: “Work on the Pride Park stadium began early Monday morning to ensure that it will be in excellent condition for the new campaign. 22 at the awards ceremony at the end of the season and his dedicated team along with Sean Goodwin and the Talbot Turf team.
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“In a process similar to last summer, the previous grass has now been removed from the playing area, removing all organic matter to ensure a clean surface and expose synthetic fibers in place on the field. The verti-drain and aeration process has also applied sand and seeds. so that the new grass can begin to grow. The course will be maintained and maintained during May and during June and July to ensure that it is in the best possible condition for Wayne Rooney. “
In recent weeks, there has also been work on first team and Academy courses on Derby’s Moor Farm training ground in preparation for the start of pre-season training at the end of June. The Rams are officially still in administration as American businessman Chris Kirchner is nearing taking over the club.
The sales contracts were exchanged with Quantum administrators and the agreement was granted subject to EFL conditional approval, subject to a settlement at the stadium. Pride Park Stadium is currently still owned by former club chairman Mel Morris. Kirchner was due to start funding the club from this week.
Derbyshire real estate company Clowes Developments was reported to have negotiated an agreement to buy Pride Park and lease it back to the Rams on “generous terms”. However, when DerbyshireLive contacted the company on Friday, CEO Ian Dickinson said: “I haven’t heard anything about it and I have no idea what you’re talking about. Things are spreading online that are sometimes not true. “
Derby City Council has also previously been offered as a potential land buyer.