TURF Moor is undergoing a summer of change as the Cricket Field Stand is going through a facelift.

The wooden seats in the away area of the stand will be replaced with the modern plastic seating.

As a result of this, the home section is being slightly extended so more Clarets fans can be added to that part of the ground.

In addition, the plastic seats in the lower tier of the James Hargreaves Stand will be replaced by new ones.

As well as completing the multi-million-pound re-development of the north and south-east corners at Turf Moor, the current ticket office on Harry Potts Way is being redesigned for a more modern look.

"We don't make seismic changes to the ground and we are aware of the tradition and unique atmosphere at Turf Moor, which we are keen to maintain and use to our advantage," said Stadium and Operations Manager Doug Metcalfe.

"But we always listen to supporters to understand what they want and hopefully they are seeing, year-on-year, improvements to Turf Moor to upgrade facilities and enhance their match-day experience.

"The work this summer is another example of that as we look to invest in Turf Moor, while keeping the qualities that make it special to us."

The changes in the Cricket Field Stand are mainly a legacy of the Clarets' stint in the Europa League at the start of last season.

Following their ground visit to assess facilities during last summer, UEFA decided that the wooden seats in the Cricket Field Stand had to be replaced by plastic seating.

The Clarets managed to obtain dispensation for the qualifying rounds, but made contingency plans for possible qualification for the group stages of the competition.

An order for 2,400 plastic seats had to be made and they are now being used in the away section and to up-date the lower section of the James Hargreaves Stand for home fans.

A reconfiguring of the seating in the Cricket Field Stand will also add slightly to Turf Moor's capacity, and allow the addition of some more of the larger wooden seats in an expanded home section.