Canterbury City Council commit £1.125m to club's new stadium

Friday 24th April 2015

CANTERBURY CITY Council’s Executive Committee have voted to commit £1.125m towards the cost of the football club’s proposed new stadium at Hersden.

Canterbury City presently play their home games at Homelands Stadium in Ashford.

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Chairman Tim Clark, who addressed the Executive on Thursday evening, issued a statement on the club’s website.

He said: “This is a crucial vote for the club. We now have support for 75% of the proposed construction cost of what will be a fantastic community facility.

“This really does mean we can now move on to the planning stage with Persimmon Homes, secure in the knowledge that we have the finances to deliver from our side.”

The chairman of the Southern Counties East Football Club added: “We would like to thank the City Council and everyone else who continues to support us in our endeavour to bring community and senior football back to the City.

“On Thursday evening we believe a big step was taken in making that happen!”

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