Worcester City F.C. New Stadium at Nunnery Way, Worcester. Planned For 2009
4 October 2007
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A new multimillion pound 6,000 capacity stadium for Worcester City F.C. is to be developed by leading regeneration specialists St. Modwen Properties PLC, on a 7.5 acre site on the edge of the city.
This will fulfil the club's long term aspirations to have a modern stadium to meet Football League requirements and to provide a stadium that fulfils the ambitions of the club. It marks the culmination of years of planning by the Blue Square North club to replace the St. George's Lane ground which has been their home for 102 years.
Nunnery Way - WCFC New Home, - Click to enlarge.
Worcester City F.C. and St. Modwen have entered into a joint venture partnership agreement on the site at Nunnery Way, close to M5 Junctions 6 and 7. Under the agreement St. Modwen will deliver a new stadium for the club which, when completed, will be acquired by the club. A planning application for the stadium, which is allocated in the Local Plan, along with enabling development to support the football club development will be
submitted early in 2008.
WCFC Chairman - Dave Boddy
Dave Boddy, chairman of Worcester City, said: "After many years of frustration and waiting, this is the news that all Worcester City F.C. supporters have been waiting for. After years of endless negotiations, discussions and meetings with numerous parties, we have finally been able to put together a partnership that has the ability to deliver the new stadium
that everybody associated with the club has craved for so long."
"We are delighted to be working with such a high profile and reputable company as St. Modwen which has strong roots within the city. We are determined to build a stadium that will have the commercial non-football income streams to help the club climb up the football pyramid and sustain football at a much higher level. We are also determined to build a stadium that the city and the community will be proud of."
Anthony Glossop, chairman of St. Modwen, said: "The football stadium is the catalyst for the 20 acre development of which it forms the key part. The remaining 12.5 acres will be developed into an exciting mixed use scheme which will complement and support the football stadium and bring other commercial uses to benefit the city as a whole."
Stadium Location - Click image for larger view
"We have had initial very encouraging meetings with the City Council, who are very supportive of a new football stadium, and these are ongoing. We acquired this site earlier in the year with the specific purpose of bringing forward this development with the football club."