New £750,000 3G facility at Needham Market FC will include community cafe.
Needham Market will spend around £750,000 on a new state-of-the-art football facility that will include a community café.
The Marketmen will lay a brand-new 3G pitch – the first of its kind in Mid-Suffolk -on the grass land next to the club car park, while a 50-seat capacity stand, changing rooms and referee facilities will also be erected.
The project is aimed at further boosting the club’s burgeoning academy programme, while encouraging youngsters from partner clubs, Needham Phoenix and Stowupland Falcons, to use the facilities for training and matches.
Needham aim to have the project completed by the start of the 2018-19 season – the new facility taking the burden off the main pitch at Bloomfields, which will be used exclusively by the first-team.
The club’s reserve and youth teams will be the main beneficiaries of the 3G facility, which will also be available to the public, with the café containing a large viewing area to watch the action.