A THIRD big screen is expected to be installed in time for the first game of the Gallagher Premiership season as the Sixways revamp continues.

While players have been gearing up for the new campaign there has been plenty of work going on to spruce up Worcester Warriors’ home this summer.

When fans arrive on Saturday for Warriors’ Premiership Cup opener against Leicester Tigers (3pm) they will notice two LED screens either side of the South Stand.

The new displays, run by stadium technology specialists ADI, will connect Sixways to its remote production centre in Preston where a team of producers, editors and graphics operators will create and manage the live matchday content.

To increase the fan experience on a match day co-owner Jason Whittingham said they were looking to put up a third screen in the north/west corner before Warriors’ league clash with Leicester on October 19.

“When we first started doing the designing one of the first things we did was sit in the South Stand,” Whittingham told supporters at the welcome evening earlier this week.

“We sat there with our arms folded thinking ‘I still don’t see a screen’.

“We are having a third screen which will be where the current scoreboard is.

“It’s not going to be in place for Saturday. But it will mostly likely be in place for the first Premiership game, so we are having three screens.”

Supporters will also be able to access the new fan zone from 1pm on Saturday that will provide food, drink and entertainment.

There will be pre and post-match music provided by a band, picnic benches and patio heaters as well as activities for children.

Joint-owner Colin Goldring said: “I was at the Calcutta Cup game at Twickenham and they do it so well down there.

“That was an inspiration for us to get this fan zone.

“We didn’t seem to have a space for you to relax.

“We had some great bands on before the game at the front so there was a place you could congregate but not somewhere you can sit down and have a drink and a chat.

“This will be a community area for you guys to enjoy.”

Elsewhere, the problematic old floodlight pylons have been replaced by new lights along the length of the roof of the East Stand.

Two new towers – with the lights configured in a distinctive W shape – have also gone up in the north-west and south-west corners of the stadium.

Operations director Peter Kelly was “mega excited” by all the improvements after confirming the installation of a new PA system and Wifi as well as refurbishment of boxes in the East and South Stands.