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Plans submitted for Workington stadium

A planning application has been put forward for a new 8,000 all-seater stadium to be built in Workington, England.

The stadium, which will host matches at the 2021 Rugby League World Cup, will be shared by Workington Town Rugby League club and Workington Reds football club on the site of the current Borough Park.

The new stadium – which is expected to be completed by the spring of 2021 – will stage three group matches for the RLWC.

The plans include an 8,000 capacity stadium, hospitality and conference facilities, and a 3G training pitch on nearby land.

Whilst the new stadium would be home to the clubs, it would also be a facility for the community to enjoy.

The training pitch will be available for groups to use, and there are plans in the future to completely redevelop the riverside area and open it up for recreational use.

The new stadium builds upon the success of the nearby leisure centre and the recent approval of a hotel, café and restaurant close to the site.

It is all part of Allerdale Borough Council’s commitment to make sport and leisure accessible to all to improve the health and wellbeing of local residents.

If everything is approved as planned, construction is due to start in November 2019 with completion in the spring of 2021.