Bid to lure rock legend to Falkirk

Falkirk Stadium.
Falkirk Stadium.
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A rock legend could be on his way to Falkirk Stadium.

Falkirk Football Club is understood to be on the verge of signing the deal which would see the first-ever concert at its home ground next summer featuring an international superstar.

Although club officials were staying tight-lipped about the star’s identity, The Falkirk Herald can reveal that he's a massive name who has played all the world’s top venues.

The concert would be a major coup for the football club and owners, Falkirk Community Stadium Ltd, who have always said that they wanted to attract a variety of events to the Westfield venue, not just sporting fixtures.

Although the ground has a seating capacity of 9120, if the organisers go down the route of other similar venues they could increase this by allowing fans to stand on the playing surface.

A source said: “This is a really big thing for the club and the town, but no-one wants to say anything that could jeopardise the deal.

“Once it’s all been signed I’m sure they’ll want to tell everyone.

“It’s amazing that they’ve managed to attract a performer of this stature. Tickets are sure to be in demand when the date is eventually announced.”

Opened in 2003, Falkirk Stadium was built as a joint venture between Falkirk Football Club and Falkirk Council.

It has already played host to both football and rugby internationals, as well as a range of business and community events.