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Southend United FC submit new stadium plans

Southend United FC has submitted a detailed planning application for its proposed new stadium development to Southend Borough Council.

The new ground at Fossetts Farm would replace the club’s current Roots Hall home and the development would include a 22,000-seat ground, a hotel and flats.

Southend United said in a statement:

This submission represents a major step in the future of Southend United Football Club and we now look forward to learning the decision of the Council in the coming months.

Should the Council approve the submitted plans it would be the Club’s intention to commence construction without delay.

Southend Borough Council has yet to publish the detailed plans on its website.

A previous scheme put forward in 2015 had included a new 21,000-seat stadium incorporating a 131-bed hotel and residential development, an 11-12 screen cinema, retail and restaurant floorspace, together with related ancillary infrastructure at Fossetts Farm.

That application included two soccer domes, one for use by the community, including the Cecil Jones Academy and one for Southend United FC for training purposes and to aid the Club’s Academy aspirations in developing young talent for the future.

Image courtesy of Southend United FC