England: Boston United assure groundbreaking will take place in 2017

source: BostonStandard.co.uk

England: Boston United assure groundbreaking will take place in 2017 “We will definitely start building this year.” said Boston United chairman during a forum-type meeting with fans. Details of the stadium are still being worked on, partly due to Brexit.

“The main thing is we will start this year,” said Boston United chairman David Newton during a Fans Forum on Wednesday. “We will definitely start building this year.”

It’s not the first time United reassure fans, work on their new 4,300-capacity stadium was initially expected to begin in 2015.

Boston Community Stadium

However, to this day the project isn’t financially secure, partly due to Brexit’s impact on the steel market. Steel is crucial to the stadium’s main structure and its prices have gone up. That’s why the club are trying to cut cost as much as possible before groundbreaking. Potential phasing of the development is possible, though undesirable.

“We don’t want to phase it. The worst case scenario is that we’ll have to phase it and do the sports hall as a second phase. But we want to do the whole thing, that’s why we’re not starting just yet.”

Work on the stadium’s surroundings are already advanced, with first of the planned 500 homes being scheduled for delivery in early 2018. The club now need to sell them to generate much-needed revenue for the stadium itself.