X FACTOR FINALISTS COME TO FIELD MILL
X Factor finalists come to Field Mill
X Factor Live music night on Friday June 11
Field Mill set to rock!
CHAD.co.uk, 20 April 2010
By Chris Breese
MANSFIELD is in for a season of music after bosses promised 'real excitement' at the first-ever live gigs for Field Mill.
For Mansfield Town FC has unveiled outlining the deal that will see the stadium filled with revellers for live concerts.
The five-year contract with Liz Hobbs Group will see two dates this summer, starting with the X Factor Live show on 11th June.
Jedward, Stacey Solomon and Jamie Archer from the 2009 edition of the ITV One talent show will all play on a stage in front of a crowd of thousands at the ground.
Club bosses say it will provide a huge financial boost for the town as well helping club coffers.
A second major act for later in the summer is set to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Stags chairman Andy Perry said: "The deal will bring a totally fresh look to us. I think we're all aware of how we have to make the stadium work outside of the football season. It will be a tremendous boost for us budget-wise.""
Tickets for the X Factor Live show are on sale through the internet at http://www.ticketmaster.co.uk on Thursday, or at http://www.seetickets.com from today.
No pop concert pitch worries for manager
CHAD.co.uk, 22 April 2010
By John Lomas
David Holdsworth is not worried about the summer pop concerts planned for Field Mill this summer damaging the pitch.
The surface has been poor since the turn of the year after so much bad weather and there are worries that the shows could worsen it.
But the Stags manager said: "I know the chairman has made sure the pitch has enough time to recover. It is not just something that has been done off the cuff and to hell with it.
"The chairman is making sure measures are taken.
"I am sure the Mansfield public will turn out to support the shows and it shows how pragmatic the board are being in trying to do things out of season like this.
"I am not a big X-Factor fan though that Leona Lewis can sing. It is a case of needs must and we need to bring in revenue.
"Mike Merriman has done a very good job on the pitch. Conditions have been awful. You always want to play on a blanket but that can't be the case sometimes."
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