SAINTS have revealed details behind a £2.5million investment for planned improvements to St Mary’s Stadium.

The Premier League season starts in just two weeks before a first home game at St Mary’s with a visit from Manchester United the following Saturday, and fans will be gearing up for a long-awaited return.

The club have revealed the stadium will look slightly different to returning supporters, with a number of cosmetic and practical changes being made to improve fan experiences.

We break down everything you need to know about the stadium revamp…

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Why are improvements being made?

This year is the 20th anniversary of the move to St Mary’s from much-loved The Dell.

It’s also the tenth consecutive season that Saints have been in the lucrative Premier League, with some of that reward and TV money now being put into much needed improvements on supporter experience.

What technology is being added?

Among the improvements will be new "jumbo-sized" big screens at each end of the ground, with the club saying they’re double the size of the current displays.

The club also revealed how the state of the art screens will provide more integration with the rest of the stadium, meaning they can be linked to screens on the concourses, pitch-side boards, floodlights, kiosks and the official club app.

This revamping will also include new, larger TV screens and two huge video walls in the Kingsland and Itchen stands, allowing fans to watch Premier League matches before and after each Saints game.

St Mary's will also be operating under new, extended opening hours on matchdays and kiosks will be fully refurbished, with the installation of new "point of sale technology", also increasing till points by 20 per cent to help reduce queueing times.

Is the food and drink improving?

Saints’ fans will be able to dive into a new menu that will now feature locally-sourced food and drink.

To add, the menu will, for the first time, also include craft beers – an announcement that has already proven popular in our reader’s comment sections.

Will the tradition and heritage of the club be honoured and respected?

Outside the ground, new signage and banners will be installed, with updated artwork paying homage to the club’s past and present.

Meanwhile, a new "Captains Wall" will be brought in in main reception, recognising those to have captained the club all the way back to when it formed in 1885. Current Saints skipper James Ward-Prowse will be the foremost name.

The honours board, previously installed at The Dell and currently outside the Markus Liebherr Lounge, will now be added to with new boards, sharing the player and goalscorers of the year as well as profiles of the Club Presidents.

When will improvements be finished?

Work on the improvements are already underway, with the completion of various parts of the plans being staggered throughout the next few months.

The installation of the new jumbo big screens, during the October international break, will likely be the finishing touches.