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Lights, Camera, Action!


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Lights, Camera, Action!

PostedJanuary 26, 2011

Central Park is in line to host its first game since November 6th 2011 on Saturday and it promises to be a day to remember with the new floodlighting system making its much awaited debut, Manchester United TV in town, and the small matter of a crunch game between the Blue Brazil and the First Division's form team Dundee.

The installation of the new floodlghts marks a major milestone for the Club. The existing pylons, which were erected in 1968 along with the original floodlight system, remain in place but new Phillips lamps will see the lux rating increase from the current level of 160 to a impressive 600. The previous lux level fell some way below the SFA/SFL minimum requirement which has resulted in finanical penalties being imposed in the recent past. This has been an issue for the Club for some years but has remained unresolved until now due to the prohibitive costs of upgrading the system. The project has been jointly funded by the supporters Action Fund, investment from Neil Fentie (pictured) and grant assistance from the Scottish Football Partnership.

The game itselt is hugely important for both sides with Cowdenbeath on 16 points and bottom side Dundee on 11 points. Jimmy Nicholl's, who is being filmed by MUTV as part of a documentary about former players, team have three games in hand over Dundee but the 25 point deduction for entering administration has galvanised the Dens Park side. Despite propping up the league, Dundee, who would have been the league leaders but for the points deduction, are currently on a 12 match unbeaten league run and have not conceded a goal in their last 7 games. However, Dundee last tasted defeat against Cowdenbeath at Central Park at the end of September 2010.

Segregation will be in place for this game with admission set at 15 for adults, 8 concession and 20 for the adult and child gate. Click here to read the segregation policy.

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