Published on Monday, 4th July 2017

A plan to redevelop the Moneyfields into a venue fit for the 21st century has been unveiled by the club. Using the proceeds from the sale of a small part of the site for housing, they hope to be able to build a new social and sports club and install a 4G artificial football pitch on the land they own next to the railway line in Baffins. Provision for boxing and for community uses would be included.

 

Cllr Linda Symes and I have seen the plans and are excited by what is proposed. There is still a significant funding gap still to be closed, but the council will do whatever it can to persuade the various sports governing bodies and Sport England to make money available.

 

The existing clubhouse and other buildings are aging, but rather than just accept that the club are doing something to find a solution and to make themselves viable for the long term. With the city’s school cup finals held at the ground and with the team being Portsmouth’s second highest ranked side, everyone has an interest in making this project a success.

 

Tags: Sport, Culture