‘Candystripes’ hit with £3.8k vandalism bill
Derry City FC is having to fork out thousands of pounds to repair damage caused by vandals at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium.
Seating in a section of the Southend Park stand was ripped up during consecutive games last month.
Seats in Block K of the stand were deliberately smashed during the EA Sports Cup Final on September 14. This resulted in the club receiving a repair bill for £2,000.
Less than a week later, on September 20, after the seats had been fixed, “more wanton vandalism” took place during the league game with Bohemians.
It’s understood the club has received a bill for in the region of £1,800 to fix this damage.
Match stewards who intervened on both occasions were, say the club, verbally abused by people within Block K.
A spokesperson for the club said: “Those responsible are not supporters of Derry City and we would ask them to stay away from Brandywell Stadium.”