VIDEO: Peterborough United Co-Owner discusses Stadium Plans
In this wide-ranging interview, Posh Co-Owner, R Stewart Thompson, speaks to ThePoshTV about a range of topics, including the latest on the new stadium plans.
EFL Sky Bet League One side, Peterborough United FC recently confirmed that plans for the club’s new stadium are moving forward following a short delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic with a moving in date pencilled into the schedule.
Following a meeting at the Weston Homes Stadium last Wednesday, the new stadium has been given the green light to resume and the co-owners, Stewart Thompson, Jason Neale and Darragh MacAnthony announced that the new ground should be ready to open in January 2023, subject to the necessary planning permission, funding and construction timetables.
The club are working closely with the City Council on the plans, which will form part of the master development of the Embankment, which also includes the new Anglian Ruskin University, a technology centre, pubs, restaurant and additional entertainment venues.
In February 2020, Embankment Properties, which is made up of the three Posh co-owners, and Peterborough City Council (PCC), signed a key Memorandum of Understanding outlining a collaborative agreement and shared vision for a major, landmark development for Peterborough United FC and the people of Peterborough and surrounding communities.
Stewart Thompson said:
Throughout this process, we have worked closely with the Peterborough City Council and shared our vision of the future and they have been extremely positive, and we have worked well together. Nobody could foresee how Coronavirus would affect everything, but despite a pause in our progress, it is great that we now have the green light to continue down our path and look forward to moving into the new stadium, which will not only be fantastic for the football club but for the surrounding community too, in January 2023.
You can find out more about Embankment properties www.embankmentstadium.com
The concept of the new Peterborough United Stadium is inspired by the design and infrastructure of the modern, innovative and attractive Ferencvaros stadium in Hungary where co-owners Jason Neale, Darragh MacAnthony and Stewart Thompson visited during 2019.
The trio learned about how the stadium was designed and constructed and with the unique vision and added Posh twist, felt it would be a perfect addition to the city and surrounding community.
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