Mansfield Town Developments are proud to announce that work on the eagerly-anticipated training facility at Woburn Lane, Pleasley, has now started.
The company are pleased to confirm, after much hard work, that a grant of £500,000 has been awarded from the Premier League and FA Facilities Fund. This will amount to 27% of the project costs, with the remaining £1.5m supplied by Mansfield Town Developments – a company owned by our chairman John Radford, without whom the project would not be possible, along with Steve Hymas, a club director and local property developer.
The state-of-the-art facility will boast a new full-sized and floodlit 3G pitch, built to FIFA standards. Furthermore, three-full sized grass pitches and a mini-pitch will make the facility a hive of activity at weekends. The pavilion will consist of four dressing rooms, showers and associated physio rooms.
Also, a function room will be situated on the ground floor, which will include kitchen facilities to allow the room to be used by the local community for functions.
Located on the first floor will be two classrooms and offices which will be used as an education hub.
Steve Hymas told mansfieldtown.net: "After spending a lot of time on the project, it will be nice to see the finished product, not only to the benefit of the football club and its junior sides, but also the local community.
"Our very own Mansfield Town Football in the Community will make use of the site and Mansfield Town Ladies have also agreed to be key users.
"We'd like to place on record our thanks to Ulyett Landscapes who have installed two grass pitches on the site and have agreed to landscape maintenance of the facility.
"We anticipate the facility will be complete and in use by the start of the 2018/19 season," added Mr Hymas.