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Kettering Town FC identify new stadium site

Kettering Town FC has identified a site in the Northamptonshire town to build a new stadium on.

The Southern League Premier Division side currently play at Latimer Park in nearby Burton Latimer.

A plan to build a stadium on land at Rockingham Road has been ditched but a club spokesman said a viable site has now been found. He said:

We appreciate that our fans want to know more about our ground situation and as promised are keen to keep you updated.  As you can imagine though, there are some things that we can share and some things that need to be finalised before we make an announcement.

What we can confirm is that representatives from the club met with members from Kettering Borough Council last week.  The meeting was focused on one simple topic – the mid to long term home of Kettering Town FC. 

It is clear that with Rockingham Road being removed from the equation and the general desire for the club to return to a location within the Kettering boundaries we had one avenue to pursue.  We can therefore confirm that the club have made a formal request to the council for commercial details to be confirmed for what we believe to be a viable site.

As discussions are still at a delicate stage the club has been requested not to declare the location but says it is confident that it will ‘tick the boxes’ for the majority of the club’s followers. The spokesman added:

If we can make this happen the club will move to a purpose built stadium, with on-site parking and suitable clubhouse facilities. This would not, however, see the end of our relationship with Latimer Park, which would continue to be used as a training base, match day facility for our academy as well as a community venue.

Image courtesy of Kettering Town FC