BANGOR BEGINS WORK ON NEW STADIUM

Bangor City Football Club has started construction of their new 3,000-capacity stadium.

The Citizens will leave their historic home at Farrar Road once work has been completed on a brand new venue in Nantport. Bangor hope to move into their new home in January 2012.

"We will be moving into the new ground as soon as this work is finished, so this means changing stadiums in the middle of the season," said chairman Dilwyn Jones. "Obviously this is not ideal, but we really have little option given the ongoing deterioration in the fabric of Farrar Road, and the ongoing cost of maintaining the old stadium."

The new Nantporth stadium will meet Welsh Premier League standards – a capacity of 3,000 with 600 of these places being covered seating and 200 uncovered. The design also allows for enhancement of the ground and facilities if required in the future.

"Once again I wish to assure supporters that our plans are to deliver a stadium in Bangor that meets criteria for UEFA competition, and to do this as soon as we possibly can," added Jones. "This is a challenge for ourselves as a club, but I am confident that by working together with our supporters, the local community, public bodies and the Football Association of Wales we will rise to the challenge and pull together – as Bangor City always does."

Posted on 27/08/2011