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Preston Grasshoppers Bonfire Night and fireworks cancelled

Posted on - 6th October, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Events, Fulwood, Greyfriars, News

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One of Preston, and Lancashire’s, most popular Bonfire Night displays has been cancelled.

Attended by thousands the annual display lights up the Fulwood sky at Preston Grasshoppers on or around fireworks night in November.

But rugby club bosses said the work ongoing to build a new artificial pitch means they couldn’t hold the event on Saturday 5 November.

A statement on the club website said: “The primary concern in organising the event is the safety of the public visiting the club.

“Having reviewed progress on construction the club has decided that the surrounds to the pitch will not be ready to accommodate visitors. We apologise for any inconvenience.”

Read more: See pictures from previous Grasshoppers fireworks

Preston Grasshoppers in action Pic: Mick Craig

Preston Grasshoppers in action Pic: Mick Craig

Grasshoppers are one of six clubs in England to receive funding for the revamp of its Lightfoot Lane pitch.

Read more: See where firework displays are taking place in and around Preston for Bonfire Night 2016

The artificial pitch will allow all-weather usage of the ground and increased use for mini, junior and womens rugby following the Rugby World Cup in 2015 – and what the RFU says will be a legacy of rugby playing across the country.

What do you think about the cancellation? Do you normally go to Grasshoppers for the fireworks? Let us know in the comments below

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