Southampton have announced that they intend to close three of the four corners of St Marys next season to cut costs. From saintsfc.co.uk:
Saints will be closing three of the four corners of the stadium for home games next season. This will affect Blocks 1-3, 12-14, 36-39.
Club staff have been looking for ways of reducing the match day costs as gates have declined, and this route was chosen over other more radical options, such as closing a complete stand.
The only quadrant to remain open will be the Chapel/Kingsland, which houses the JSaints and family sections.
The closures will impact around 700 fans who have already bought season tickets in the corners and who regrettably, will now be asked to move.
The decision is part of a package of cutbacks enforced by the Club’s current financial situation.
Makes you appreciate the 20,000 season ticket holders even more doesn’t it?