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Supporters night
Just got sent this press release ....

Chance to meet Ross County boss Jim McIntyre and his players next week

JUST two days before the first Highland derby of the season, Ross County is inviting its supporters to a "meet the players and manager" evening at the Global Energy Stadium.

On Thursday, August 11, the club will throw open the doors of the the stadium in Dingwall for an informal open night where they can meet Jim McIntyre and his players between 7-8pm and look at the results of an extensive refit that was undertaken in the West Stand during the summer.

With fans' favourite, The Staggies Bar, now extended to incorporate The Grill at Staggies Bar restaurant and a totally revamped Hamilton Suite - with floor to ceiling windows looking over the pitch - as well as a completely new club room and remodelled MacLean Suite and MacGregor executive box, there will be plenty to see for those who've not yet had the chance to come down for a tour.

The Staggies Bar and The Hamilton Lounge bar will be open from 5pm until 10pm, so fans are welcome to come down early and make an evening of it.

The club shop will also be open with players signing merchandise.

No tickets for this event are required. Just arrive at the reception or via the Staggies Bar. Free parking is available.
Ross County debt free for the first time in 22 years, below article taken from today's P&J.


Ross County are debt-free for the first time in 22 years of senior football.

Chairman Roy MacGregor has started to put the foundations in place for his eventual successor to inherit, but has no intention of handing over the reins in the near future.

The Staggies’ latest accounts, covering the year ending June 2015, showed County turned around a £70,701 loss into a pre-tax profit of £21,914 and MacGregor confirmed the Dingwall club has since cleared all its debt.

The 63-year-old is in his second spell as chairman after replacing Dave Siegel in 2010, but has been involved at board level since the club stepped up from the Highland League in 1994.

MacGregor intends to be around for several years yet, after enjoying the club’s first major silverware success last season when Jim McIntyre’s team lifted the League Cup with a 2-1 win against Hibernian

The chairman said: “We’ve spent about £8million here over the years. Some we got grant aid for, but we had some debt with the bank. That’s gone. The club has no debt at all.

“That is a bit of a milestone in the 22-year journey – the first time we’ve been debt-free. We’ve come from the era when the old green stand was here, grass banks. We feel we’ve now completed what we set out to do.

“That was a bit of a pressure coming off me now the debt is gone.

“I intend to be about for a while yet though. I still enjoy it. I’m still putting something back, but my boys probably won’t do it again, so somewhere along the line there has to be some succession planning.”

MacGregor believes the infrastructure at Victoria Park leaves the club in a strong position for his successor to take on.

He added: “We hope to put more pitches on the training ground and create a bigger environment for the football.

“By and large though, the infrastructure for whoever runs this club in the future is here now. The club is still subsidised, but whoever follows me will do whatever they feel is right.

“They will have an infrastructure here that will do for the next 25 years, so they don’t have to worry about this part.

“I’ve done what I said I would do in trying to create the environment for football to be played, for youngsters to get the opportunity and to bed ourselves in with our community, and I feel comfortable it will be sustainable because there is no debt. It doesn’t mean the football budget will always be what it is now, but there will never have to be more capital investment.”
Debt free where-ever we may be......this is great news, is there another football club that can say this? My only worries are who would take over when Roy does decide to call it a day and talk of more training pitches, would more pitches mean the public getting chased away from them and more fences going up?
Ach, there's plenty pitches up by the academy and primary in Dingwall. But I'm absolutely delighted with today's statement.

We may win, lose or even God forbid get relegated but this news means that our club is in great health for the generations ahead and if anyone was ever in doubt, in good hands too.

We are lucky to support such a good club.
I went along last night to have a look around the stadium, and I must admit that the changes are pretty impressive - especially the new fire exit platform from the Hamilton suite Wink
I had seen the Staggies bar and the Hamilton Lounge before, but right through to the board room, Mclean Suite, MacGregor Lounge is all very nice.
As for the changing rooms, they are really nice looking. The home one especially, but even the away dressing room is decent.
Me and my girlfriend went and i was really impressed by the remodeling. Nice to meet the players too and most of them looked like they enjoyed it. A few looked like they couldn't be arsed though.

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