Weston-super-Mare AFC has taken a major step forward in expanding as a National League club but also a community hub.
The long-awaited 3G project is now moving to tender stage. This means that the club has secured the funding for the project and also that the planning has been approved.
The 3G will be built on the training pitch alongside the first-team pitch and will be ready for the 2017/18 season.
Club secretary Richard Sloane said: “Those who have been involved with the club over the past few years will know that we have been talking about having a 3G for a long time. The initial enquiries into funding and planning were made back in January 2012, so it has taken us five years to get to this stage.
“I am just glad we have made it to this stage because the 3G will be a massive addition to the club, not just for the revenue stream, but more importantly the experience that the community will get from these facilities, they will be open to book for anyone and closer to the opening date we will publicise the booking procedure.
“Also. it will improve player development which is the future for Weston-super-Mare AFC and alongside this the experience our under-18 academy will gain from this.
“We would like to thank the football foundation in supporting this project and look forward to the project moving forward quickly”.