Latics announce plans to redevelop 'Little Wembley' site

Date published: 07 September 2023

Latics chiefs have announced plans for the redevelopment of its 'Little Wembley' site.

The proposals will see the replacement of the existing grass training pitch with a new multi-sports 3G surface and associated enhancements at the site, which is adjacent to the club's Boundary Park Stadium.  

As well as being used by the club, the facility will become a prominent community resource, with sporting facilities to enhance first team, academy and recreational sporting use.  

The project will see the commissioning of a single-storey building to accommodate changing rooms, classroom / office space, toilets and refreshments area, as well as the installation of eight column sports lights and cycle parking spaces. 

The land was purchased by the Rothwell family in March and the club is said to be thrilled to be able to use this space to provide a facility which will enable the local community to engage in sporting activity.  

A Latics spokesperson said: "As a club, we remain passionate about using the many benefits of sport to improve the lives of local people and we are delighted that this high-quality first team facility will be able to be shared by the community."

The planning application process has now started and it is anticipated that work will begin during the first quarter of the next calendar year. 

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