Hibernian Football Club has announced their new East Stand is on schedule to complete.

Building work at Easter Road is gathering pace as the steelwork for the new stand can now be seen emerging from the foundations.

The new stand will add an extra 6,400 seats, increasing the stadium capacity to 20,250.

Hibs director and secretary, Garry O'Hagan said: "The new stand is coming out of the ground pretty quickly now, in fact so quickly staff are looking out of the window every couple of hours to discover it's moved on again.

"It's great for everyone to see things starting to take shape, we are bang on schedule. The weather has, in general, been great which helped greatly with the demolition of the old east terracing and the subsequent 'muck-shifting'.

"The contractors are working to a plan but hopefully the sun will continue to shine on us over the summer."

Work started immediately after the game against St Johnstone on 27th February as contractors began to demolish the old stand.

It also includes the widening of the pitch and redevelopment of under soil heating and drainage systems.

Posted on 13/05/2010