Louth Town eye a new stadium

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LOUTH Town are in talks with the FA and the East Lindsey District Council about the prospect of building a new stadium, The Leader can reveal.

White Wolves chairman Steve Clark has confirmed that the club are actively looking for a suitable site for the new ground as well as ideas to generate funding.

Clark said: “The club is very excited about the prospect of a new stadium and although we must stress that although plans are still in the early stages, both the FA and the East Lindsey District Council have been very supportive and with a lot of hard work and public support the dreams of many local sports fans may come true.

“A new stadium would help safeguard the future of football at the highest possible standard in Louth for years to come.”

Louth have been playing at their current ground at Park Avenue since their formation in 2007 after securing an initial lease from the stadium owners. Park Avenue currently holds around 1,500 supporters but a new stadium would not only increase this but also vastly improve the commercial side of the club generating new sources of income.

The club have also managed to negotiate a three-year extension to the lease on their current Park Avenue stadium which will take them up to the summer of 2014.

And Steve Clark said of the new lease: “The signing of this new lease enables the club to plan properly for the future and to push forward with its plans to build a new ground for the club. We are very grateful to GBM and especially David Grantham for allowing us to stay here for another three years.

“They have been absolutely brilliant to the club since our formation in 2007 and we wouldn’t be where we are today without that help.”

Louth finished sixth in the Koolsport Northern Counties East League Division One this season; the highest ever finish for any Louth team in the football pyramid.

Anyone who would like to get involved and help in this exciting venture should contact either Steve Clark or the club secretary whose contact details can be found on the club website www.louthtown.co.uk.