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Tykeoldboy
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Work on an £11m new ground for Kendal begins on Monday (June 20th), reports the Westmorland Gazette. The site, at Mill Field, close to the club's present Mint Bridge home on Shap Road (the A6), will feature state of the art training facilities. Mint Bridge is to become a Sainsbury's store, scheduled to open in 2018.


That's an expensive project for a level 6 side.



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Work on an £11m new ground for Kendal begins on Monday (June 20th), reports the Westmorland Gazette. The site, at Mill Field, close to the club's present Mint Bridge home on Shap Road (the A6), will feature state of the art training facilities. Mint Bridge is to become a Sainsbury's store, scheduled to open in 2018.


That's an expensive project for a level 6 side.

Had cause to drive through Kendal today, and went for a look at Mill Field, site of Kendal's new ground. At the moment, it's a huge piece of scraped earth. No foundations, no structures and no turf. It's a quarter of a mile north, on the right, along Shap Road (the A6) from the club's present Mint Bridge ground. Will be a more scenic setting because high ground rises to the east. Mint Bridge may have a wonderful barrel roofed grandstand but, with a backdrop of industrial buildings and chimneys, I've always felt its location is rubbish. Hardly brings Lakeland to mind. Woman at the club told me the new place will be ready in six months. Might be a stretch, especially if winter arrives early.


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Latest on construction progress at Kendal's new ground:

http://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/...board-2-1694685.html


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It looks as though Kendal will see out the 2016-17 season at Mint Bridge. Latest update on their new complex, a few hundred yards further north along Shap Road (the A6), states the date of "practical completion" is May 19.

http://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/...-update-1710166.html


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In France, Lyon Olympique played the last match at their Matmud Stadium on 30th December - a 19-16 win over Bordeaux-Begles. They will be now moving to the Stade Gerland, former home of the city's football team.


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Hornets (National League 3 South-West) and Aylesbury (Southern Counties North) have both just installed new 3G pitches. Not sure if either are in the same place as their original 1st XV pitches, if not they were presumably playing on their 2nd pitches in the first half of this season. Weston-Super-Mare based Hornets' new pitch is next to the entrance, while it was being built they were using the pitch behind where the clubhouse is situated in the corner. Aylesbury are at home to Beaconsfield (3rd v 5th) this coming Saturday when, given weather forecast, 3G options may need to be considered.


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Melksham play the first match at their new Oakfields ground this Saturday 14th January vs Bradford-on-Avon in Dorset & Wilts 1 North, kick-off is 2:15pm. I believe the new rugby ground is next to the new football ground where Melksham Town are also playing their first competitive match at their new home.


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Melksham play the first match at their new Oakfields ground this Saturday 14th January vs Bradford-on-Avon in Dorset & Wilts 1 North, kick-off is 2:15pm. I believe the new rugby ground is next to the new football ground where Melksham Town are also playing their first competitive match at their new home.


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Harlow (London 3 North East) are moving at the end of this steason to a new ground at Laddon Farm off Second Avenue (A1025). They only have three home games left to play at their old ground, Ram Gorse, which many will have passed walking from the station to the football ground as they are both on Elizabeth Way. All 2pm kick-off's, those games are:
11th February vs Basildon
4th March vs Ilford Wanderers
25th March vs Lowestoft & Yarmouth
http://www.harlowstar.co.uk/...54-detail/story.html


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Latest on Kendal's new ground (the excerpt details the timetable for leaving Mint Bridge):

"Completion of the new site – end of June; our move from Mint Bridge - end of July; first game at the ‘new’ Mint Bridge at start of the season in September. We shall play any warm-up games in August as ‘away’ fixtures."

http://www.kendalrugby.co.uk/...lopment-1754117.html


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Canterbury of the National League Division 2 South are planning to move from Merton Lane North to a new purpose built ground at Highland Court
http://www.cantrugby.co.uk/...ment--canterbury-rfc


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Esher have submitted representations to Elmbridge council (under their Local Plan consultation) to sell their current site for housing, and to move to land immediately north of there, creating two 4G synthetic pitches and a combined clubhouse & stand.

The council are anticipated to report back by the end of the summer.

http://www.esherrugby.com/...an.html#.WOpuk9Tys1I


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The University has bought Bishopston RU too, and Ashley Down Old Boys RU and football nearby. Current state seems to be Bishopston will be moved back a bit and rotated but the Dings site goes for housing in 2 years time. Meanwhile some university sport is being played at Dings (I hope to watching an RL fixture on one of the outside pitches next Wed 2pm - weather permitting). I get frequent updates as Mrs Ciderjon works there, also on the Bristol Rovers new ground project as the University owns that too!

Dings Crusaders plan to leave Landseer Avenue, home since 1948, in mid-November. Three South West Premier games remain to be played there: versus Newton Abbot (30/9), Bracknell (24/10) and Camborne (4/11). The two outside pitches and training pitch, buried beneath new houses built by Redrow Homes, have gone already. Dings are off to Frenchay, a state-of-the-art £8m site on green belt land, two miles to the north-east. Having spoken to a few people at Dings yesterday (16/9), including a chap who played for the club back in the Fifties, the mood appears to be excitement at obtaining top-class facilities, tempered with regret over leaving an HQ only too clearly regarded with great affection.


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South Shields Westoe posted a link last week to a Shields Gazette article regarding plans to move cricket, rugby and tennis clubs from their current Wood Terrace home to Temple Memorial Park, a mile or two to the south.

No timescale is mentioned, but the article states that planning applications both for the new site and for housing development on the current ground are expected soon, with South Tyneside Council having already agreed Heads of Terms with the club for lease of the land.

www.shieldsgazette.com/news/plans-due-for-new-sports-hub-with-rugby-club-tennis-courts-and-cricket-pitches-at-south-shields-park-1-8774053


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Dings Crusaders plan to leave Landseer Avenue, home since 1948, in mid-November. Three South West Premier games remain to be played there: versus Newton Abbot (30/9), Bracknell (24/10) and Camborne (4/11). The two outside pitches and training pitch, buried beneath new houses built by Redrow Homes, have gone already. Dings are off to Frenchay, a state-of-the-art £8m site on green belt land, two miles to the north-east. Having spoken to a few people at Dings yesterday (16/9), including a chap who played for the club back in the Fifties, the mood appears to be excitement at obtaining top-class facilities, tempered with regret over leaving an HQ only too clearly regarded with great affection.

Still no mention on Dings' website on when their first match at the new Shaftesbury Park ground will be. I think it's safe to assume their three remaining home matches this year - versus Newbury (25/11), Exmouth (2/12) and Hornets (16/12) - will all be at Landseer Avenue which is still listed as their address.


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An interview with Dings Crusaders chairman in today's Rugby Paper states that their opening game at their new ground will be against Brixham on 13/1/18. It also mentions that the pitch will be a 3G surface.


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Peel Croft - Burton RFC. I don't buy the local paper but have been told that a couple of months ago they reported that planning permission had gone through for the building of shops at Peel Croft. And that ground works had started at the new ground. Seems there is a chance that this could be the last season of rugby there. And the developers hope that Peel Croft might be redeveloped in time for opening by Xmas 2018!


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Quite a low level, I accept but looking at backups for Kent Football United tomorrow, I checked the venue for Dartford Valley. This appears to be at the back of Dartford FC albeit entered from Green Street
However the website suggests they have permission to develop land at Cotton Lane, Stone


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Looking for something local tomorrow and checked Old Saltleians at Water Orton
There ground is not only under the proposed route of HS2 but likely to be the base for preparatory works so they are likely to be off the ground at the end of the season
I would think the fixture is touch and go but they can be contacted on 0121 748 3380. The pitches are fairly open so overnight frost may clear




Also noted Kenilworth were planning to move to their second site nearby but are now looking to relocate completely. Timescale seems much longer


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More on Kenilworth which I visited yesterday, these extracts are taken from the programme shell so events may have moved on since they were printed at the start of the season:

From the President:
Off the pitch, it is disappointing to report a further delay to our plans to sell our existing grounds and move to a new complex due to a rejection of the local housing development plan by Government Ministers. It is hoped this will not be a long delay but .......!

From the brief history page:
The club owns the lease on 16 acres of land (affectionately known as 'the Cow Patch' on Glasshouse Lane, remote from the first team pitch and clubhouse. The club was successful in obtaining Lottery money which, together with funds raised by club members, helped create four brand new pitches, one with floodlights, in September 2003. It was always the plan to sell the first XV pitch and clubhouse site and move to this location but it is now almost certain that both of our sites will now be sold and the club is now looking at potential new sites within Kenilworth.

Having been to Kenilworth's Jack Davies Memorial Ground, on Glasshouse Lane, today (6/1/18), I can update this. Had a brief half-time chat with a chap who turned out to be club chairman Peter Blakeman. He said it will be four years before Kenilworth move into their new facilities, to be constructed at a site near Bullimore Wood, close to the A452 (Leamington Road) junction of the A46. Peter confirmed both existing Glasshouse Lane sites (one the first XV ground, the other a set of bare pitches) are to be sold to a housing developer. The deal hasn't yet gone through. A total of 770 houses will go up on the two plots. Quite a sum for Kenilworth to spend on what Peter expects will be hugely impressive new facilities near Bullimore Wood. Come 2020, the developer will be expected to allow Kenilworth's various teams to play on at the Glasshouse Lane sites for a further two years. It will allow time for the new ground to be constructed and the associated lesser pitches to be laid out.


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Wimborne RFC (and Wimborne Town FC):

It is in the current local district plan to relocate both clubs to a new facility to be developed on the eastern edge of the town between the B3073 and the A31 Bypass.

This has apparently been on the cards for a number of years (the link dates from 2010), but recent "news items" on the rugby club's Pitchero website indicate that things are slowly beginning to happen at planning level. A Ground for Concern, therefore, but not anytime soon, I suspect.

https://www.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/...et_News_pull_out.pdf

The new location is "WMC5" on the map.


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I am sure we have heard this before, but Sale Sharks are threatening that they will leave Salford if they are not allowed to buy the ground and depart for a new ground in Trafford or Alderley Edge.

I think this just a bargaining chip in negotiations anyway, but I can't imagine a site in Alderley Edge (a strangely precise location) unless you build a stadium on top of the cricket ground. In Trafford, Altrincham did explore possible venues for a new ground 15 years ago with the aid of a then secret bond from McAlpines. There was a possible site near the Trafford Centre which was quickly rejected as being too far away, but that was it. I suppose, if it's still a possibility, Sale could say it's more convenient than the spectacularly inaccessible AJ Bell Stadium.



http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/...s-says-club-14121551


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I am sure we have heard this before, but Sale Sharks are threatening that they will leave Salford if they are not allowed to buy the ground and depart for a new ground in Trafford or Alderley Edge.

I think this just a bargaining chip in negotiations anyway, but I can't imagine a site in Alderley Edge (a strangely precise location) unless you build a stadium on top of the cricket ground. In Trafford, Altrincham did explore possible venues for a new ground 15 years ago with the aid of a then secret bond from McAlpines. There was a possible site near the Trafford Centre which was quickly rejected as being too far away, but that was it. I suppose, if it's still a possibility, Sale could say it's more convenient than the spectacularly inaccessible AJ Bell Stadium.



http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/...s-says-club-14121551

The new board at Salford Red Devils are also making noises about buying the ground but I can't see that happening any time soon.

Haven't Sale also intimated about the possibility of a return to Edgeley Park?


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An interview with Dings Crusaders chairman in today's Rugby Paper states that their opening game at their new ground will be against Brixham on 13/1/18. It also mentions that the pitch will be a 3G surface.

According to a tweet on Brixham's website this match will be a 3pm kick off at the original club. So anybody yet to visit Landseer Avenue has one last oppotunity to do so.


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According to Dings Crusaders' Pitchero site, tomorrow's match vs Bournemouth will definitely be the last league game at Landseer Avenue. Had to go on Bournemouth's site to find the kick-off time (3pm).
http://www.pitchero.com/...ely-thi-2160491.html

So assuming the new ground is ready the first match at Shaftesbury Park will be the visit of Weston-Super-Mare on 17th February.

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