Boston United £100m stadium development plan on show

Boston United's proposed new stadium
Image caption Boston United could get a new ground if the ambitious plans get the go ahead

Plans for a £100m stadium development in the Lincolnshire town of Boston have gone on show to the public for the first time.

Boston United went into administration in 2007 with huge debts and were relegated to the Conference North.

Club chairman David Newton, who owns Chestnut Homes, said the development would also include 500 new homes, shops and restaurants.

The plans went on show at the Cropleys Lounge at Boston United at midday.

People will also be able to see the development plans on Wednesday 4 December in the Pilgrim Lounge.

Job creation

The plans involve moving out of the stadium in York Road, where the club has been based since the late 19th Century, and moving to a new 4,000-seater ground off the A16 at Tytton Lane.

So far, fans have been broadly supportive of the proposals which will see about 450 jobs created.

Mr Newton said much of the funding was likely to come in the form of loans from local and central government to be paid back over the course of the development.

A public consultation is also running until 31 December and then they hope to submit planning permission in February next year with work potentially to start by 2015.

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