Hastings United FC has announced plans to move to a new purpose build football stadium at Combe Valley, East Sussex.
The up to 6,000 seat Stadium would form the centre point building for a sustainable sports village which would also cater for cricket, hockey, rugby, American football, netball, tennis, and petanque. There is also a sports hall proposed and a gym for sports and fitness and healthy living activities.
The scheme is a culmination of 18 months of work that has involved Hastings United FC, its partners and the trustees of Horntye Park Sports Complex, which will also relocate to the sports village if approval is given to them by the Charity Commissioners and Sport England.
The next step is for the club and its partners to finalise on the way forward with Hastings Borough Council and Rother District Council and submit a Planning Application early in 2017.
The club & its partners are targeting a 2018 completion for the commencement of the 2018/19 season.
Hastings FC, which plays in the Ryman Isthmian League Division 1 South, said the project will bring GBP£70 million of new investment into Hastings & St. Leonards, made up of £58 million housing and £12 million sports facilities.