Workington’s exciting new community rugby and football stadium moved a step closer after Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive agreed to take the project to the next stage.
The Council was approached by Workington Town Rugby League club and Workington Reds football club, to investigate the possibility of building a new stadium for them both.
The plans include an 8,000 capacity stadium on the current site of Borough Park, hospitality and conference facilities, and a 3G training pitch on nearby land.
The Executive also agreed to continue negotiations with the NHS to provide medical facilities and a pharmacy on the site.
It is also hoped the stadium will provide office-space for Sellafield employees, bringing 300 people into the town.
Whilst the new stadium would be home to the clubs, it would also be open to the local community.
The planned training pitch will be available for groups to use, and there are plans in the future to completely re-develop the riverside area and open it up for recreational use.