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    New hybrid pitch to be installed

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    Sensory bags available for Hearts fixture

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    Dundee United tickets on sale

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    Rangers game switched to Saturday

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    Player of the Year 2021/22 sold out

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    Keith Lasley to depart at the end of the season

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    Hospitality available to book now

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    A change of date for Player of the Year 2021/22

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    Channel Finance take on the Kiltwalk

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    Post split fixtures announced

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    New hybrid pitch to be installed

    New hybrid pitch to be installed

    On Thursday of this week, we will begin significant development works at the stadium with the installation of a new hybrid pitch at Fir Park. 

    We have selected industry-experts SIS Pitches, who will work in partnership with AllGrass, to rebuild the pitch literally from the ground up.

    That will see the clearing of the current pitch, and the previous one that still exists beneath the current surface, the installation of an enhanced drainage system, a new irrigation system and new undersoil heating piping.

    When the pitch construction is concluded and seed is in the ground, around five week’s worth of work, SIS will then complete the process of ‘stitching’ the new surface.

    Hybrid football pitches consist of 95% natural grass which is reinforced with synthetic stitched fibres. That allows greater durability, enhanced drainage and longer playing time with the feel of real grass.

    When complete, Motherwell will be the fourth Scottish Premiership club to have a hybrid pitch following Celtic, Hearts and Rangers’ installations in recent years.

    “For the last decade or more, the club has spent considerable cash, each summer, patching up the pitch to try and get us through the following season,” Chief Executive Alan Burrows said.

    “Owing almost exclusively to the skill and talent of Paul Matthew, our current Head Groundsman, and his deputies, we have seen a marked improvement over the last few years, albeit the root problems continue to persist under the surface and maintaining a reliable, stable pitch is becoming increasingly more challenging, particularly through the winter months.

    “We are throwing away good money every year by not fully fixing this issue.

    “So the Board have decided to do just that, which will not only provide an enhanced and reliable playing surface, but will also materially reduce the annual maintenance costs and allow us to further commercialise the pitch and the stadium, much like we have done in the past, but have been unable to in recent times because of the poor pitch construction.

    “As a part of that rebuilding process, we also plan to reduce the slope of the pitch, which runs from the Cooper/Hunter Stand corner at its highest point, to the McLean/O’Donnell Stand corner at its lowest, by half of what it is now.

    “That will improve the playability of the pitch for players, whilst significantly enhancing the sight lines in both the Cooper and McLean stands lower corners.”

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    Sensory bags available for Hearts fixture

    Sensory bags available for Hearts fixture

    Sensory bags will be available for Motherwell’s fixture with Hearts on Wednesday 11 May at Fir Park. 

    Bags must be pre-ordered before collection.

    Each bag contains a lanyard, fidget spinner, ear defenders, stadium map and a sensory fan.

    If interested, the bags can be collected from outside the Davie Cooper stand between 1845 and 1915. They must returned after the match to the same point.

    These bags, which are aimed at under 16s, are only available if pre-ordered here.

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    Dundee United tickets on sale

    Dundee United tickets on sale

    Tickets for Motherwell’s forthcoming match with Dundee United are now available to buy online.

    We go to the Tannadice in the cinch Premiership on Saturday 30 April. Kick off is at 3pm.

    Tickets for Motherwell fans can be purchased online now directly from Dundee United. Fans should purchase tickets in Jim McLean Fair Play Upper (highlighted in black on United’s e-ticketing website).

    Prices are:

    • Adults: £26
    • Over 65s / Under 18s / Full time students: £14
    • Under 12s (Only with Full paying Adult): £5
    • Wheelchair & carer £14

    Wheelchair supporters must contact Dundee United directly. Any supporter with mobility issues and cannot navigate the stairs must contact Dundee United direct and will be issued tickets in the lower Fair Play. To get in touch with the club, it’s 01382 833166 (option 1) or email tickets@dundeeunitedfc.co.uk.

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    Rangers game switched to Saturday

    Rangers game switched to Saturday

    This weekend’s match with Rangers will now go ahead on Saturday 23 April, with a noon kick off.

    Rangers made a request to the Scottish Professional Football League, Police Scotland and to host broadcasters, Sky Sports, to seek permission to bring the game forward 24 hours.

    Following approval from those bodies, Motherwell FC agreed to the proposal.

    “Based on significant feedback over the years, we believe most of our fans would rather watch a match on a Saturday rather than a Sunday, and with our only other home fixture after the split being a Wednesday night, that was at the forefront of our thinking,” Chief Executive Alan Burrows said.

    “In addition, the club believe it sensible to support all Scottish clubs playing in European matches.

    “That being said, we would like to sincerely apologise for the length of time taken to make this call and the subsequent lack of notice of the change, which has been largely out with our control. We were initially approached on Good Friday, but we were only given confirmation of the change at 3:10pm today (Tuesday 19th).”

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    Player of the Year 2021/22 sold out

    Player of the Year 2021/22 sold out

    Our 2021/22 Player of the Year event is sold out, but there’s still time to get on our waiting list if extra tickets become available.

    Held at Dalziel Park Hotel on Saturday 14 May and hosted by Tam Cowan, our event will see the top performers from across the campaign recognised.

    To be added to the waiting list, please email events@motherwellfc.co.uk with your ticket requirements and we will be in touch if any tickets become available.

    Date: 14 May 2022

    Location: Dalziel Park Hotel, Motherwell

    Cost: Adult £68, Children £35 (12 and under)

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    Keith Lasley to depart at the end of the season

    Keith Lasley to depart at the end of the season

    Keith Lasley will leave Motherwell this summer to become St Mirren’s new Chief Operating Officer.

    The ‘Well legend has spent more than 20 years at Fir Park as a player, captain, coach and, most recently, assistant manager.

    The 42-year-old is currently enrolled on the Masters of Sport Directorship at Manchester Metropolitan University with a view to taking a new route into the non-playing side of football, and that has been expedited by St Mirren’s vacancy and offer.

    “We were very keen for Keith to stay at Motherwell and have helped him in his development towards a new career path but we also acknowledge this is a very exciting opportunity for him,” chairman Jim McMahon said.

    “Keith has been a fantastic servant to Motherwell, he is a legend in every sense of the word. We thank him for all his hard work, effort and dedication, on and off the field, across two decades and wish him well for the future.”

    Lasley joined the Steelmen in the late 1990s under then boss Billy Davies and finished as one the highest appearance holders in Fir Park history, playing almost 500 games in claret and amber.

    He was rewarded for his impeccable playing service with a testimonial match against Bolton Wanderers in 2015.

    Graham Alexander added: “I am reluctant to lose Keith from our coaching staff as we have a very good relationship, and he plays a significant part in what we do.

    “However, when he set out the direction in which he saw his career going and then with this role presented itself, it was clear it was too good for him to turn down.

    “I want to personally thank him for all his help and support over the last 16 months and wish him every success in his new role.”

    “It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve Motherwell Football Club for 20 years,” Lasley said.

    “There have been some very special moments along the way. From making my debut at the age of 19 through to captaining the club and ultimately on to my current role as assistant manager, I have enjoyed every single minute.

    “This club means so much to me and my family, and will continue to do so. I will continue to serve the club with great pride and determination until the end of the season and wish Graham, his staff, the players and everyone at the club continued success in the future.”

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    Hospitality available to book now

    Hospitality available to book now

    Hospitality packages for our final two home games of the season against Rangers and Heart of Midlothian are now on sale.

    The Steelmen take on Rangers (24 April, 12 noon kick-off) and Heart of Midlothian (11 May, 19.45 kick-off) at Fir Park as we look to finish the season on a high.

    Prices start from as little as £30 for adults and £16 for children.  We have hospitality options to suit all needs and budgets.

    Click here to book your hospitality package online or alternatively you can email hospitality@motherwellfc.co.uk or by calling 01698 338003 and our hospitality team will be delighted to assist.

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    A change of date for Player of the Year 2021/22

    A change of date for Player of the Year 2021/22

    Due to Motherwell’s fixture with Ross County in Dingwall on Saturday 7 May, the 2021/22 Player of the Year event will now take place on Saturday 14 May and will now take place at Dalziel Park Hotel.

    The Player of the Year Awards will return in person for the first time since 2019.

    Held at the Dalziel Park Hotel on Saturday 14 May and hosted by Tam Cowan, our event will see the players from across the campaign recognised (covid restrictions permitting).

    Fans will have the opportunity to select their Player of the Year, Young Player of the Year and Goal of the Season prizes in the upcoming weeks.

    Included in the price of the ticket is a three-course meal, live entertainment and then the awards ceremony itself.

    Date: 14 May 2022

    Location: Dalziel Park Hotel, Motherwell

    Cost: Adult £68, Children £35 (12 and under)

    To book: Phone 01698 333333, email events@motherwellfc.co.uk or book online by clicking here.

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    Channel Finance take on the Kiltwalk

    Channel Finance take on the Kiltwalk

    The team at club sponsors Channel Finance Group will be participating in this years Kiltwalk from Clydebank to Balloch on April 24th.

    This year, the company will be raising money for it’s Charity of the Year, Brain Tumour Research UK. With just 1% of the national spend on cancer research being allocated to brain cancer but 16,000 people diagnosed with a brain tumour every year, this charity works to support scientists searching for a cure for this highly underfunded area of research.

    CEO of Channel Finance group, Michael Savage, said the following about why we will be sponsoring this charity:

    “Brain Tumour Research is a charity that is personally close to myself and family. By becoming a corporate sponsor of Brain Tumour Research, we aim to raise as much money as possible to help combat this awful disease and the stigmas that are attached to it. We hope that we will be able to make even a small difference in supporting those going through it and their families and look forward to following the amazing advancements being made in this important research.”

    Thanks to Sir Tom Hunter, any donations made to Kiltwalk participants will be doubled! We would very much appreciate any donations people could spare to support our team’s efforts in the Kiltwalk and make a difference to this brilliant charity.

    Thank you for any support you can give and we hope to see lots of you there!

    https://glasgow.thekiltwalk.co.uk/teams/channel-finance-group

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    Post split fixtures announced

    Post split fixtures announced

    Motherwell’s post split fixtures for season 2022/23 have been announced by the SPFL.

    The Steelmen will kick off with a home game against Rangers on Sunday 24 April, live on Sky Sports (12 noon kick off).

    Graham Alexander’s men then travel to Tannadice for a third time this season the following Saturday, 30 April.

    ‘Well remain on the road with a trip north to face Ross County on Saturday 07 May before the last home game of the campaign sees third-place Hearts visit Fir Park the following Wednesday (11 May).

    The final game of the season will be in Glasgow as Motherwell sign off against Celtic at Celtic Park on Saturday 14 May, live on Sky Sports, with a 12.15pm kick off.

    • Sunday 24th April (12pm KO): vs Rangers (H)
    • Saturday 30th April (3pm KO) vs Dundee Utd (A)
    • Saturday 7th May (3pm KO) vs Ross County (A)
    • Wednesday 11th May (7.45pm KO) vs Heart of Midlothian (H)
    • Saturday 14th May (12.15pm KO) vs Celtic (A)