Plans for a new community football stadium for Leamington FC in Warwickshire, UK, moved a step closer after a deal was agreed to buy land for the project.
The plans which have been developed by Leamington FC and the council, will see the construction of a 5,000 capacity football stadium with a 3G artificial pitch, conference facilities, a gym, bar, café and community facilities on land adjacent to Europa Way and Gallows Hill.
As well as the stadium, Warwick District Council is working in partnership with Waterloo Housing to develop 375 new homes on the Europa Way site.
Leamington FC’s Chairman, Jim Scott said:
Leamington FC very much welcomes this key milestone in our ambitions to create a new home for our club.
A new stadium with improved access and facilities will help us fulfil our aspirations to move into higher leagues. It will also allow us to develop and expand our presence in the community through our programme of football related activities.
This will give more people the opportunity to get involved, be it as a player, spectator or user of the facilities.
Councillor Andrew Mobbs, leader of Warwick District Council, said:
I’m delighted that after many years of planning it looks like this exciting project will become a reality. A new stadium and sports hub for our area has the potential to be a new focal point for the community with huge benefits for the health, fitness and well-being of our residents.