NEWS: Kempton reopened

At long last, the East Stand’s refit is complete and City will throw open its gates for the first time this season on Saturday. The Kempton has been deemed fit for use by safety officers after many delays and the visit of Torquay this weekend shall mark its reopening. Ironically, the Gulls were the visitors last time the beloved terrace was used, for the Tigers’ final home game of the 1998/1999 season, ten months ago. The terracing has been concreted over and new crush barriers installed, increasing the overall capacity at the Ark to 13,720. Best of all, Kempton dwellers will now enter the stand from the north side of the ground, allowing time to imbibe another pint before stumbling out of the Tuns to enter the Theatre of wet-dreams.