Cambridge United abandons plans for new stadium
Leisure Opportunities
Job search
Job Search
see all jobs
Latest job opportunities
Legoland Discovery Centre
Competitive
Boston, MA, USA
star job
Active Newham
Salary negotiable depending on experience
East Ham, London, UK
jdr Hospitality Recruitment
From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum plus package
Somerset, UK
Fitness Space
Competitive Salary & Benefits
Battersea, London, UK
Campden Hill Lawn Tennis Club
Competitive
Kensington, London, UK

Cambridge United abandons plans for new stadium

Job opportunities
Darrick Wood School
£8.78 per hour
location: Orpington, UK
Southwark Council
£32,592 - £38,766
location: Southwark, UK
Conservation Volunteers
£21,500- £24,500 depending on experience
location: Birmingham, UK
more jobs

Cambridge United Football Club looks set to remain at the R Costings Abbey Stadium after the club announced it had sidelined plans to move to a new ground.

Previously, the League Two club had aimed to move to a new stadium in the Trumpington area, but these proposals were rejected by local planners.

It now appears likely that the club will pursue a redevelopment project at the Abbey, with Trumpington to become home to a new sports village and housing development.

The club has faced a decade of uncertainty surrounding its stadium plans since entering administration in 2005, and officials believe a comprehensive refurb of the Abbey is essential to ensure financial stability.

"Cambridge United are a progressive club but our stadium is antiquated and unfit for purpose if we are to continue the progression of the last 18 months," said Cambridge United chief executive Jez George.

"We need to be able to grow our non-match day income and generate additional revenue on match days so we can grow a sustainable business."

The property development company which owns the Abbey, Grosvenor, had wanted to build a housing development at the current site and construct to the south-west of the city. Grosvenor, together with the club, has said it will now launch a public consultation on the potential redevelopment of the Abbey, with a planning application expected to be submitted later in 2015.

Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Cambridge United Football Club looks set to remain at the R Costings Abbey Stadium after the club announced it had sidelined plans to move to a new ground.
SAR,PRO
The Abbey has been the home ground of Cambridge United FC since 1932 / Flicr.com / Oliver Mallich
employer of choice
Would you like to work for a gym operator that allows you to develop and use your skills to the full whilst being well rewarded? The Gym is totally committed to allowing 'the manager to manage' and rewarding our key personnel for delivery... More
Active IQ
Active IQ