Wednesday, May 7 – 1913
As stated in the “Express” on Saturday, the Burnley directors at their meeting on Friday evening decided on important alterations to the ground for next season.
They propose to extend the present large stand to each end of the playing field, and in the event of securing permission from the cricket club to extend the banking at the Brunshaw end so as to increase the holding capacity at that portion from about 3,000 to over 10,000.
This part will be covered over, which will mean that there will altogether be covered accommodation for over 15,000 spectators.
If the cricket club consent to the extension of the football ground – and they have land to spare – the football club will so arrange the cricket end as to provide shelter for the cricket club patrons in the event of rain.
The old “Star” stand will be demolished and a huge embankment made the full length of the field. The alterations when completed will give accommodation for 50,000 spectators.
There is also a proposal on foot to make a practice ground.
(Burnley Express, 07-05-1913)