Upstairs bar closed at Corby Town FC for safety reasons

The upstairs bar at Corby Town FC has had to be closed for safety reasons
The upstairs bar at Corby Town FC has had to be closed for safety reasons

The upstairs bar at Corby Town FC has had to be closed for safety reasons.

A statement on the club’s website reads: “It is with regret that Corby Town Football Club has taken the decision to close the upstairs Steelmen Bar at Steel Park with immediate effect.

“Unfortunately it has come to our attention while undergoing the surveys for the new changing rooms that there is an issue with the structure of the building.

“Spectator safety is paramount to all at Corby Town, which is why we have had to take this tough decision.

“We were under the impression that this issue had been resolved ahead of staging the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra concert on behalf of Made in Corby last summer, but have been advised by our structural engineers that this was only a ‘temporary fix’.

“The issue should not cause any problems with the proposed changing room development which is at the latter stages and work should start soon, but will unfortunately mean that we will lose the upstairs of the building permanently should this go ahead and the issue remains unresolved.

“It is disappointing for the club and we are sure supporters will feel the same and join us in thanking our chairman Stevie Noble and Billy McKay in particular for all their hard work in getting the bar to the level it is.

“We will be rehousing ourselves back in the downstairs Steelmen Social Club bar and we are busy ensuring this will be up and running for Saturday’s game against Harrogate Town and look forward to welcoming you there.”