Premier League gives money towards Scarborough’s stadium

Work starts at the site of the Scarboroughs new Football Stadium. pic Richard Ponter 160202b
Work starts at the site of the Scarboroughs new Football Stadium. pic Richard Ponter 160202b

The Premier League has given Scarborough Council more than £100,000 towards the new football stadium at Weaponness.

The announcement was made by the league and The FA Facilities Fund with an award of more than £3 million to grassroots projects throughout the country.

Scarborough Council was given £162,012 towards the 106m x 70m floodlit 3G football turf pitch.

The total cost for the football portion of the Weaponness project is £500,000.

Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, said: “Improving grassroots football facilities is vital to help us get more people involved in the game and nurture our future football stars.

“This latest £14 million worth of investment, from the Premier League, FA and Government, will benefit community football across the country in locations that need it most.”

Richard Scudamore, executive chairman of the Premier League, added: “Creating opportunities for young people to play football and get involved with other sports is incredibly important to developing a taste for sport and exercise and all the ancillary benefits that brings to life. It also forges stronger bonds between communities and the professional football clubs sustained by them.”