AT 9AM TOMORROW morning, the demolition of the Kingsholm Grandstand will start.
Workmen will pull the changing rooms out from beneath the back of the stand before removing the roof to leave the steel support structure.
So far Smiths, the demolition contractors, have removed four, 20-ton skips of rubble and Gloucester Rugby staff have filled a further four 10-ton skips after the ticket office and bars were demolished on Monday.
The temporary boxes will also be removed by Thursday night, leaving only the main Grandstand structure to be demolished.
Sean Roberts, Gloucester Rugby's Operations Manager said: "We are extremely pleased with the work to date and it is progressing quickly and efficiently.
"It has been an emotional few days because the Grandstand has a huge part in Gloucester's history but we are moving into the future and that is tremendously exciting.
"Tomorrow, major work will begin on the final phase of demolition before the site is cleared and prepared for the new build."
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.