England: Groundbreaking in Boston this summer?

source: BostonTarget.co.uk

England: Groundbreaking in Boston this summer? Last week saw the planning permission for new Boston United stadium granted. The club hope to enter the site in a few months and build the stadium within two years.

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Boston United have a lease on their current stadium until 2018, but this seems to be enough time to finish their long-desired new stadium situated off the A16 near Wyberton. The project including both the stadium and new residential/commercial complex was formally granted planning permission last week.

“There’s a lot of infrastructure to be put in place, like the roundabout on the A16, but we are hoping to be on site this year, in the summer if we can,” said Pilgrims chairman David Newton.

“We’ll be three or four months putting the roundabout and the infrastructure in before we can actually start on the stadium. Once we’ve built the road to the stadium, it will take about 18 months.”

Next on Newton’s agenda is to submit a bid for £2m worth of funding from Sport England. “A big part of the funding (for the stadium) is from Sport England. We’re working on a bid at the moment which is for £2million,” he said.

“If that comes in, that will be pretty much all the funding in place. It has to be part of Boston’s sport strategy, which it is, and we’re in partnership with Boston Borough Council on that.

Boston Community Stadium

Boston Community Stadium

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