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Peterborough United signs MoU for new stadium site

Peterborough United Football Club has reached an agreement with the City Council for a Memorandum of Understanding for a new stadium as part of the City Centre Development Framework and hope to be in a position to move into that new facility for the start of the 2022/23 campaign.

 

Co-owners Stewart Thompson, Jason Neale and Darragh MacAnthony have already spent time looking at stadia in Europe and have been in conversations with designers and architects as they continue to develop their long-term plan for the football club.

 

In conjunction with Peterborough City Council and Opportunity Peterborough, the EFL Sky Bet League One side has confirmed that site recognition includes the Embankment and other nearby sites, which are part of the City Centre Development Framework.

 

Stewart Thompson said:

We are delighted that we are now in position to announce this MOU, which effectively means that we have identified a site for a new stadium. It was vitally important for us as owners to spend time talking with supporters about our long-term vision for the football club and we listened to views at a fans forum and have engaged with supporters’ groups as well as having discussions on social media.

 

Jason Neale said:

We were very excited to be included as part of the City Centre Development Framework. One aspect that was very clear when we spoke to supporters was the desire for a potential new stadium to be in a central location to Peterborough within walking distance of transport links, local attractions and links to the amenities that are being discussed as part of the City Centre Development Framework.

 

Darragh MacAnthony said:

We have worked very closely with the city council and discussions have been extremely positive. It has taken a little while, but discussions of this nature always do. We are very excited about the fact that we have got to this point and we are very excited about what happens next.

 

Councillor John Holdich, leader of Peterborough City Council, said:

We are delighted to be working with Peterborough United Football Club on its plans to develop a new football stadium, which I am sure will be welcome news to fans.

 

Our shared vision is to create a stadium that is suitable for the football club in the 21st Century, supporting its aspiration to play at a higher level, and will benefit the city as a whole and support our ambitions for growth. Peterborough needs a stadium that can be used for conferences, concerts, exhibitions and events, which in turn will attract new business, tourism and investment to the city.

 

Already the club brings in over £7m of revenue to our city each year, boosting our tourism, creating local jobs and improving the health and wellbeing of over 1,000 young people from our communities each week. A new stadium would only increase the benefits for our city and residents. We will now be working closely with the football club to find a suitable location and next steps to achieve our shared ambition.

 

 

Source & image, courtesy: ThePosh.com

 

 

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