Oct 29 2012 Exclusive by Fraser Wilson
NEW Glasgow Tigers supremo Alun Biggart says his conscience would never have allowed him to sit back and allow the speedway giants to die.
The Denmark-based businessman rode to the rescue last month with the cash-strapped club desperately looking for new owners after Stewart Dickson and Alan Dick decided to sell-up.
Biggart is now awaiting approval from the British Speedway Promoters' Association before he - and his Glasgow based management team - begin their radical overhaul of the club.
Top of the agenda is building an exciting team to pull in supporters next season and ambitious plans to install floodlights at Ashfield and bring regular Friday night racing back to the city.
Biggart, pictured right with outgoing promoter Alan Dick, spoke exclusively to the Glaswegian this week and spoke of his emotional reasons for taking over the reigns at the Tigers.
Biggart said: "There were three main reasons why I decided to step in and take over.
"Since I was 11 years old and got my first glimpse of the sport I have been hooked. My first experience of it was in Blantyre in 1981 when Steve Lawson was the star man.
"A combination of watching him ride, the smell of the fuel and the atmosphere in the ground meant I was hooked from a very early age and since then it has been a massive part of my life.
"For that reason I was watching recent developments closely to see if someone in the city was going to do something to save the club.
"In a city the size of Glasgow it is really important to have a speedway team. Thankfully we have managed to strike a deal which means the Tigers will still be here in years to come.
"The third - and main - reason I bought into the club is that I genuinely believe we can make a difference and be a success here.
"We need the support of the fans but we are determined to give them a product they will enjoy. There's a big effort required from everyone involved but we are confident we can make this a success."
Biggart spoke about his radical plans to breathe new life into the 2011 Premier League champions.
See the full interview with Alun Biggart online here on Thursday.