Boston United begin work on new 3G pitch

Work continues at Jakemans Community Stadium...

Boston United news. Photo: Oliver Atkin
Boston United news. Photo: Oliver Atkin

Boston United have begun work on their new 3G pitch.

The artificial surface, part of the Quadrant development which includes the Jakemans Community Stadium, will be used by the Pilgrims' community teams and also be available to the general public.

United vice-chairman Neil Kempster told bufc.co.uk: "We are delighted that work has now begun on this important part of the stadium development which will provide the next phase of facilities here at the Jakemans Community Stadium.

"The provision of the artificial grass pitch will help to provide the sporting hub that we are seeking to create for the local community.

"The pitch is due to be ready for the start of next season and will provide a fantastic facility not just for the many teams run by Boston United but also for the wider community in the town. It will help our community department expand its many different programmes and will be a major asset to the town's sporting infrastructure.

"We are most grateful to the Premier League, Football Association and Sport England who have provided the vast majority of the funding for this part of the project via The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund.

"The huge community benefits from the facility were a major factor in securing the funding which has been administered by the Football Foundation."

This pitch is being funded predominantly by The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which is managed by the Football Foundation. The contractors for the project are Tiger Turf/McArdle Sport Tec who have vast experience in delivering these types of projects.

Work is scheduled to conclude in July.

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