United 3G pitch construction begins
16th April 2021
Work on Boston United’s eagerly-awaited 3G pitch is now under way.
The works will form part of the overall Community Stadium development at The Quadrant – including the Pilgrims’ brand-new home ground and eventual community sports hall.
The state-of-the-art artificial grass pitch will provide a new facility for not only the club’s vast array of community teams and organisations but will be available for wider community use.
Details of how to book the new facility will be made available by the club in due course.
This part of the stadium development is being funded predominantly by The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund, which is managed by the Football Foundation. The contractors for the project are Tiger Turf/McArdle Sport Tec who have vast experience in delivering these types of projects.
Work is scheduled to conclude in July – with the pitch ready for use ahead of the 2021-2022 season.
The club’s vice-chairman Neil Kempster, pictured with McArdle Sport Tec site manager Jamie Slater and United head groundsman Jim Portas, said: “We are delighted that work has now begun on this important part of the stadium development which will provide the next phase of facilities here at the Jakemans Community Stadium.
“The provision of the artificial grass pitch will help to provide the sporting hub that we are seeking to create for the local community.
“The pitch is due to be ready for the start of next season and will provide a fantastic facility not just for the many teams run by Boston United but also for the wider community in the town. It will also help our community department expand its many different programmes and will be a major asset to the town’s sporting infrastructure.
“We are most grateful to the Premier League, Football Association and Sport England who have provided the vast majority of the funding for this part of the project via The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund.
“The huge community benefits from the facility were a major factor in securing the funding which has been administered by the Football Foundation.”
Nick Reeson, Boston United Community Foundation Community Manager added; “The construction of the new 3G pitch is enormous for both the Community Foundation and the local community. This is an inspiring moment for us, enabling us to house the many teams we have here at Boston United and expand the wide range of programmes that the Foundation provides to the local community.
“The 3G pitch will help complement the superb facilities being developed here at the Jakemans Community Stadium for the local community to enjoy. As part of our football development plan for the future, we plan to continue encouraging, engaging and expanding opportunities to participate in grassroots football for people of all ages and abilities.
The new 3G pitch will allow us to continue supporting grassroots football within the local community, providing outstanding facilities that the community can utilise all year round.”