Worcester City fans to submit plans for new stadium

Perdiswell park in Worcester The supporters trust wants to build a 4,000 seat stadium at Perdiswell

A group of non-league football fans say they are ready to submit a planning application to build a new £2.1m stadium for their team.

Worcester City FC moved out of St George's Lane, its home for 108 years, in April 2013.

Since then the Conference North club has been sharing Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough stadium.

Worcester City FC Supporters' Trust wants to take over the club after it scrapped plans for a new ground.

Worcester City FC

  • Founded in 1902, starting in the Birmingham & District League
  • Moved to St George's Lane in 1905
  • Entered the Southern League in 1938
  • Record attendance: 17,042 FA Cup fourth round v Sheffield United, January 1959
  • Founder members of the Alliance Premier League in 1979, finishing third in its first season but relegated at the end of the 1984-85 season
  • Left St George's Lane 2013
  • Currently playing at Kidderminster Harriers' Aggborough ground

The club revealed it was facing financial difficulties and had a capital gains tax bill of £400,000.

The trust said it will submit plans for a 4,000-seat stadium to Worcester City Council in April.

The stadium would be built next to an existing sports centre at Perdiswell, along with an all-weather pitch for schools and the community to use.

In a statement, the trust said it would hold a fans' forum in the city on 17 April, where it would reveal its community ownership plans for the club.

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