Planning application submitted
A planning application has been submitted by Oldham Athletic AFC to Oldham Council for a proposed scheme to provide a new North Stand at the Club’s stadium at Boundary Park.
The application marks a major step forward for Latics and its attempts to deliver a sustainable stadium for the town. If successful, the scheme will be delivered as part of a package of support that was outlined in an historic agreement with Oldham Council in August 2011.
"It has been a long process but we had to get it right. Our fans have been so patient – it’s time to deliver the stadium that Oldham needs and deserves.”
Oldham Athletic AFC’s Chairman, Simon Corney, said: “We’re delighted to have reached this stage in our plans to regenerate the current stadium at our home at Boundary Park and – subject to approval – we are looking forward to working with the Council on the exciting plans we have put together.
The new stand is the first phase of development planned for Boundary Park and includes spectator seating for just under 2,500 fans, a new supporters bar, a 500-seat conference facility, offices and commercial suite, car park, health and fitness suite and a coffee shop.
This next step reinforces the Chairman’s commitment to the Club and the determination of the team involved to deliver a stadium that will play a key role in ensuring a sustainable, long-term future for Oldham Athletic AFC.
The news about the planning application comes during an exciting time for the Club, following its recent FA Cup with Budweiser win over Liverpool and prior to its much-anticipated fifth-round tie on Saturday against Everton.
If the planning application is successful, the aim is to start on site during the summer and complete the new stadium ready for the start of the 2014/15 season.
The planning application was submitted by the Club with the assistance of sports facility development consultancy Sports Solutions and Preston-based architects Frank Whittle Partnership, who have developed the new designs.