Last week it was revealed that a number of commercial units are to be built on land currently occupied by St George’s Park, the home of Newport football club for several decades.
It may be naturally assumed that the demolition of a club’s home ground would be a sad occasion, but Peter Westhorpe of the club’s supporters trust has said that the move to Racecourse at the other end of Newport offers an existing new future.
He has said:
“It is clear that the future of Newport Football Club is unsustainable at its current location. A move to the Racecourse offers us an exciting new future at a purpose-built stadium in which we can flourish.
“We sincerely hope that the current application for St. George’s Park is approved so we can begin that journey.
“South Coast Leisure have been good friends to Newport Football Club over many years and we have every confidence they will continue to do what’s best for the club in the transition period between leaving St. George’s Park and settling in to the new state-of the-art stadium. We know they are working hard – and exploring a number of options – to ensure we meet all of our fixture commitments and maintain our Sydenhams Wessex League status up to and after we move in to our new home.
“I think everyone at the club is now geared up for the move to the Racecourse and we hope a positive decision from the council will be a turning point in the club’s recent fortunes”.