Cambridge United favour Trumpington site for stadium

Cambridge United chief executive Greg Mould says the club want their future home to be at Trumpington Meadows.

Developers Grosvenor have identified two potential sites  for a new community stadium in the city.

"Our feeling within the club is the Trumpington site will be the stronger of the two candidates," Mould told BBC Radio Cambridgeshire .

"It's such a great prospect for us. It's been suggested that five to seven years is quite realistic."

POTENTIAL U'S SITES

  • Trumpington Meadows: Land part-owned by developer Grosvenor, close to M11 and guided bus. Greenbelt land.
  • Huntingdon Road: On former NIAB site. Land controlled by Barratt Homes, who are open to working on the project. Near M11 and A14. Also on greenbelt land.

Grosvenor plan to construct a new ground, with a potential capacity of 8,000, in return for redeveloping Cambridge's current Abbey Stadium ground, their home since 1932.

And the U's are hopeful the Trumpington location, in the south of the city, will be selected over land at the former National Institute of Agricultural Botany site in the north-west, near the Huntingdon Road.

"Trumpington Meadows is the ideal site. A lot of housing is going to go up around there and hopefully that will create new fans for us as well," Mould added.

"It isn't just about the site. It is about the vision Grosvenor have got for the stadium and the facilities that can have for us on and off the pitch.

"Going into a new stadium would be a massive turning point for the club."