It was all change at Windsor Park during the summer of 2014 in more ways than one, as Linfield had a new manager for the first time since 1997, with Warren Feeney replacing David Jeffrey.
Feeney would have to wait until the middle of September to lead out Linfield at Windsor Park, as the redevelopment meant they had to play their UEFA Cup ties at Mourneview Park, and their first six league games away from home.
Warren Feeney wasn’t the only person with a new job at Windsor Park, as a Stadium Manager position was advertised in July 2014.
When Warrenpoint Town visited Windsor Park on 13th September 2014, it was Linfield’s first game of the 2014-2015 season at Windsor Park.
Linfield fans were relocated to the North Stand, and had seen the turnstiles at the Railway Stand removed, entering the ground via Donegall Avenue, purchasing a ticket from a temporary office and handing it (or your season ticket strip with the relevant number on it) to a steward.
Over September and October, they would have got to witness the final days of the South Stand, as it was finally demolished, as well as the foundations being laid for the new Railway Stand.
September 2014 – South Stand. Now not in use.
September 2014 – View as you approach Windsor Park
October 2014 – Progress on the Railway Stand.
October 2014 – Railway Stand, as seen from North Stand.
October 2014 – South Stand, now partially demolished.
October 2014 – What remains of the South Stand.
October 2014 – Roy Carroll heads to the dressing rooms, now situated between North Stand and The Kop, having previously been under the South Stand.
October 2014 – Linfield v Institute delayed due to a Floodlight Failure.
October 2014 – Foundations now being set for the Railway Stand.
2014 – South Stand, on it’s last legs.
October 2014 – Final foundations being laid for Railway Stand.
October 2014 – Significant progress made on the Railway Stand.
October 2014 – South Stand, now totally gone.
November 2014 – Railway Stand now coming together.
November 2014 – Concrete now added to the Railway Stand.
November 2014 – Glentoran’s first visit to Windsor Park during the renovation sees their fans in The Kop instead of the North Stand.
November 2014 – More progress being made on the Railway Stand.
December 2014 – Railway Stand rows now filled with concrete.
December 2014 – Railway Stand now towers over Linfield’s temporary club shop.