Work has begun on a 100 million pound redevelopment of the area around Sixfields Stadium.
The club has come a long way since the 1990s when they used to have a temporary stand out on the Northamptonshire County Cricket ground.
Click above to watch a report by ITV News Anglia's Olivia Paterson who was at the ground to see the start of the work.
Firefighters are tackling a major blaze at a restaurant in Northampton town centre this morning.
The crews have been at the Red Hot World Buffet, near the Sixfields stadium, through the night.
No-one has been injured but the fire service expects to be there for several hours more.
A number of roads in the Walter Tull Way area are closed.