Cambridge: New Stadium For City
11 May 2012, 10:53
Cambridge City Football Club hopes to build a new 3,000 seat stadium.
The Club Chairman, Kevin Satchell, has purchased a 35 acre site in Sawston, to the south of Cambridge.
It's hoped a proportion of that site will be used to build a new stadium for the football club.
Plans are also being drawn up for sporting facilities which would be built alongside the stadium, and be available for use by local residents and sporting teams.
There are also plans for conference and wedding facilities.
The proposals would need to get planning permission from the local council before they are finalised.
Cambridge City's current ground at Milton Road was sold in 2005, and supporters have been concerned about where the club will play in future.
In the short term the club has agreed to share Newmarket Football Club's ground, but has been looking for a permanent home for when it must leave Milton Road.
A Cambridge City FC statement reads: "The site would be held for the club by a benevolent trust in perpetuity.
It is hoped that the rest of the site will host improved sporting facilities for the community of Sawston and surrounding area, and the club look forward to engaging with local representatives in due course.
However, while the club begins the early stages of the planning process, it remains committed to exploring all other alternatives to relocate Cambridge City.
In due course, the club will be holding a fans forum where it intends to announce further details on the project and obtain feedback from its supporters."