New stadium plans put on hold


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PLANS to build a new football stadium on the edge of town have been put on hold.

Weston Football Club announced in January its intention to partner up with Weston College to create a multi-million pound sports complex at Locking Parklands.

The move would have been funded by selling its current ground, the Woodspring Stadium, but instead the club is focussing on improving its Winterstoke Road site.

Director Oli Bliss refused to rule out a move one day in the future, but said the board’s current preference was to redevelop its existing facilities.

He said: “What we were offered was on farmland, it was not part of the college’s site. We may look at that at a later date but at the moment we are concentrating on developing our own ground.”

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Building a new grass pitch and a 3G all-weather facility are possible ways of improving the club’s existing training facilities.

A poll run on the Mercury website earlier this year revealed that more than 70 per cent of fans favoured moving from the Woodspring Stadium.

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