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Coleraine shares new stadium ambition

Northern Irish Premiership football club Coleraine has outlined plans for a new stadium and training grounds.

The club is targeting the development of a ‘North West Regional Stadium’ at its existing home of The Showgrounds as it approaches its centenary in 2027.

With Phase One of the project being implemented last week with the start of work to install a 4G pitch for next season, Coleraine has now revealed its business case for improved facilities that will also benefit the wider community.

The document includes the development of a proposed £7m (€8.15m/$9.88m) stadium and training grounds over the next three to five years’ time. The club has published a business case in the hope of securing outside funding for projects to take place in Phases Two and Three of the project plan.

GM Design Associates has worked on the business case and is engaged with the project moving forward.

Coleraine chairman, Colin McKendry, said of the document: “It marks a major watershed in our development, and we are justifiably proud of our progress as we move inexorably from being enthusiastic supporters sustaining football in Coleraine, into a structured and efficient board capable of bigger and better things.”

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