England: Peterborough United going 'all-seater'

source: PeterboroughToday.co.uk

England: Peterborough United going 'all-seater' City council will vote whether to approve the conversion of western stand to a seating section on July 31. But that’s only a piece of the project that will also see opposite end of London Road Stadium revamped completely.

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Peterborough City Council and Peterborough United finally reached an agreement on the London Road Stadium revamp (its range signalled red in the satellite photo below), which would have been done a year ago, had the club’s initial plans succeeded.

London RoadIn a £9.5 million investment (£5.5m from governmental funds) the eastern Moy’s End will be rebuilt as a 2,500-seater stand. It’s also expected to house a “Sustainable Skills Centre” to provide vocational training for young people aged 14 to 16. Contrary to the current blueprint, future Moy’s End will also cover the north-eastern corner of the ground.

The city council still needs to vote on another spending – a £1 million conversion of the western London Road Terrace to another all-seater section. The changes may see London Road Stadium go down in terms of capacity to roughly 13,000.

London Road

The club also agreed on a much lower lease for the upcoming 25 years. Annual payments are to drop from £500,000 to £300,000 after the conversion, while another decrease of £4,000 is planned for the reconstruction period.

Work is expected to start in September 2013 and be done in a year or so.

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