Tonight and tomorrow will see us welcome in the region of 60,000 visitors for The Killers and Little Mix shows and as chairman, I am very proud that major events such as these have returned to Macron Stadium after a long absence.
This has been a monumental effort by all the staff of BWFC and Bolton Whites Hotel and I am sure you will join me in expressing our sincere gratitude to them for all their hard work and long hours to ensure a smooth and successful operation.
You only need to see the stadium as it currently looks to see the transformation. I’m sure there will be plenty of imagery available over the course of the weekend.
The amount of work that has gone behind the scenes has been truly remarkable. We’ve had to liaise closely with the concert promoters, the local council, transport and traffic agencies, coach and bus companies as well as many other bodies.
Alongside their regular duties, our staff have gone above and beyond the call of duty to put our venue back on the map as a major event venue.
This will augur well for the future and enable us to drive our revenue streams to ultimately benefit the football club.
I know that many of you will be attending these concerts with your friends and family and I hope that you all have a great time.
Regarding football matters, I would like to welcome Pawel Olkowski, who joined us a couple of days ago.
He has a tremendous pedigree and is a Poland international, and we are delighted to have him in the squad for the coming season.
We are also talking to several more players at the moment and we hope to be in a position to announce some new signings next week.
Finally, I know I said I wouldn’t be making a comment on this matter, but in a bid to quell the speculation in the media and social media, I would like let you all know that I have a meeting with the PFA scheduled for next week.
I will of course update you once I have had the meeting.