Poppies earmark site for new purpose-built stadium

Kettering Town FC say they believe they've found a viable site for a new purpose-built stadium.

Wednesday, 18th October 2017, 9:41 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 1:42 am
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The club met Kettering Council last week to discuss a new home, after Rockingham Road was ‘removed from the equation’.

This morning, the Poppies confirmed they’ve made a formal request to the council for commercial details for a new ground - but have declined to reveal the location.

A club statement said: “As discussions are still at a delicate stage we have been requested not to declare the location but we are confident that it will ‘tick the boxes’ for the majority of our followers.

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“If we can make this happen the club will move to a purpose-built stadium, with on-site parking and suitable clubhouse facilities.

“This would not however see the end of our relationship with Latimer Park, which would continue to be used as a training base, match day facility for our academy as well as a community venue.”

The Poppies have not played in Kettering since they left their old Rockingham Road stadium in 2011.

After a brief spell at Nene Park in Irthlingborough, they returned to the borough at Burton Latimer’s Latimer Park where they have been ever since.