12:30PM, Tuesday 10 May 2022
Maidenhead United have announced there will be further supporter consultation events at the club over the proposed move from York Road to a new community stadium in Braywick Park.
The club confirmed last month that it had finalised an agreement with the council to acquire a 3.7-hectare plot of land at the park for a new sports ground which will incorporate football, athletics, and other associated facilities.
Club CEO Jon Adams led a question-and-answer session with supporters following the club's 2-2 draw with Aldershot Town on bank holiday Monday and further consultation events to discuss the implications of the move are being held at York Road on Wednesday (May 11), between 6.30pm and 8pm and Saturday, May 14, between 12.30pm and 2pm. Stripes will remain open afterwards for those who want to watch the FA Cup final between Chelsea and Liverpool.
Supporters/members wishing to register their attendance can do so by visiting the club's website so approximate numbers can be gauged. Those who wish to ask a question or comment, but cannot make either of the sessions, can email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The club will now work with the council to develop its proposals before making a planning application over the summer. Supporter engagement is important as the club wants the new stadium to meet and needs and expectations of fans, as well as the wider community, who'll also get the chance to consult on the matter in due course.
The objective of these meetings is to give more information about the overall scope of the proposals - the layout, look and feel of the ground - and provide more information on catering and hospitality as well as fan/family zone provision.
They want to give more details on the scope for football and other sporting activities at the proposed site and hear from supporters on how they can capture and celebrate the heritage of York Road in the new ground.
Both events will be managed to a formal agenda, and all will be given an opportunity to air their views.
Chairman, Peter Griffin, said: "I am committed to ensuring we engage with supporters and members throughout the development process. The move to the new location is vital for the long-term growth and sustainability of the club and all we do within the community. It is very important to us that our supporters and members are engaged in the process so that we deliver a community stadium everyone is proud of.
"I was sorry not to be able to make our first supporter engagement event on Monday, so am looking forward to hearing everyone’s thoughts and opinions at this exciting time for the club. Please come along to one of these events if you are available to attend.”
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