Ross County ground to be known as Global Energy Stadium for SPL debut

Victoria Park, home of Ross County football club, pictured in July 2012.
Ross County's ground will change its name for their first appearance in the SPL.SNS Group

Ross County’s Victoria Park will change its name to the Global Energy Stadium for the Staggies’ maiden season in the Scottish Premier League.

The company, which was founded by current County chairman Roy MacGregor, has played a major role in upgrading the stadium to a 6,000 all-seater ground to meet SPL requirements.

More than £1.7m was spent transforming the ground, with other improvements such as the installation of undersoil heating and the construction of more car parking made.

It was confirmed earlier on Thursday that Ross County would definitely start the season at their home, having completed the necessary upgrades to compete in the Scottish Premier League.

“This is great news not just for the Club but for the whole of Dingwall, Ross-shire and the Highlands,” County chairman Roy MacGregor said. “Without the support of our local community this just would not have been possible.

“Not only our supporters but the wider community, local businesses, the Highland Council, Northern Constabulary and too many individual contractors and workmen to mention have all banded together to make it happen.

“I think that shows what is so special not just about this club but about this area and the people who live here. I would also like to thank everyone at the SPL for their support throughout the process.”

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