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Club launch 'Building Together' campaign

Club launch 'Building Together' campaign

Craig Singleton18 Nov 2019 - 17:00
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Boston United's eagerly-awaited move to their new Community Stadium is firmly on the horizon — and you could now play your part.

Today we launch our 'Building Together' campaign so supporters and local businesses can help deliver our new home.

There are a host of innovative ways that individuals can get involved — from dedicating a seat in the main stand, purchasing a brick for the Fans Wall or Memorial Wall, or donating a TV screen which will be situated in a concourse or around the stadium.

For those able to help with larger donations, you can help towards the costs of the floodlights and the pitch irrigation system.

We hope there is something for every budget and United chairman David Newton is appealing for as many people as possible to join with us.

He said: "As you are aware, we have been working hard over the past years to ensure that we have funding available for the new Community Stadium. We have been very successful at securing both grant funding and generating funds from The Quadrant development, to the point where the stadium is now under construction.

"Since budget costs were established in late 2013/early 2014, construction costs have risen significantly and this has really impacted on the projected costs for the stadium, which have risen from c£8.5 million to £11.6 million.

"While we will generate £11.6m, this does not leave any headroom for further increases, or the cost of fitting out some areas to the level we would like.

"Over the years I have had many fans and businesses asking how they could help, but until we knew the project was going ahead, we were reluctant to ask for any help. Now things are moving forward with the aim of playing football at the new Community Stadium next season, we are at a point where everyone can help us get over the line and also hopefully start to feel part of our new home.

"You can get involved for only a few pounds, or you can commit to one of the larger ticket items. All levels of contribution are hugely important and we would like the widest range of support so as many people as possible can become part of the journey.

"We have a fantastic fanbase and great support from many local businesses, so I hope you will now help us deliver a great new community facility that we can all be proud of.

"The new stadium will be owned by Boston United Community Interest Company, which will ensure its future at the heart of the community even if the football club should have issues in the future — but hopefully not after all this work!

"We would also welcome ideas for further fundraising that may help us complete this great new facility."

You can visit the 'Building Together' donations page here, with all funds used towards completion and fit out of the Community Stadium, or you can send donations to:

Boston United Football Club
The Jakemans Stadium
York Street
PE21 6JN

You can also visit the ticket office in-person at any time during normal working hours:

Monday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Friday: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday (home matchdays only): 11.00am onwards

NB: Supporters purchasing Fans Wall and Memorial Wall bricks and main stand seat dedications will be contacted directly by the club to clarify their personalised messages.

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