Somerset have announced that the new pavilion at the County Ground is set to open and be unveiled to the press on 20th November. The chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, Colin Graves, will perform the opening ceremony.
This pavilion is an investment of £3.9m by the club and replaces the old pavilion that was demolished at the end of the 2014 season. This new facility will host tiered seating at ground level, a high level elevated stand with first class views of the pitch and all across the ground, hospitality boxes, a café bistro and new media box.
Chief Executive Guy Lavender said: “Progress on the new Somerset Pavilion is going well and we are planning to have the opening on November 20th for invited guests and we are delighted to be able to announce that Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, will be down to open the building for us that evening.
“The ECB have been a key partner alongside Taunton Deane Borough Council, Barclays Bank and many individual donors in helping to deliver this project, so it is entirely appropriate that the chairman of the National Governing Body should come down to open the building.
“We are really pleased with the way that the Somerset Pavilion is looking and it will be a magnificent addition to the County Ground and I am sure will be much enjoyed.
“As soon as the building is completed and we have undertaken the opening ceremony we will announce some open days for everybody to come along and tour the new building.”
The Incider will be at the opening ceremony and will report on this new facility soon after with pictures and interviews. Watch this space!