“Bangor City Football club is set to move into a new, exciting stage of its development as the final piece of a funding jigsaw has fallen into place.
City Chairman Dilwyn Jones has confirmed that a financial package is now available to pay for the building of a 3G artificial pitch at the Club’s The Book People stadium as well as to enhance existing facilities at the ground.
‘It is has been a long, hard road, ‘ said Dilwyn Jones, ‘but thanks to funders including Bangor City Football Club, the Football Association of Wales, Bangor University, Bangor City Council, Sport Wales and the Wales Council for Voluntary Action we can now move forward with confidence.
‘This strong partnership, which also involves our Supporters’ Association and other community groups, is set to bring forward a scheme that will enhance community involvement in sporting activity, serve as an educational centre, and develop the standard of football in north west Wales.
“We also expect the project to bring employment, improve tourism and encourage business in the region."
Welcoming developments, Clerk to the City of Bangor Council Gwyn Hughes said, “I am delighted to see that this project can now proceed. It will be a very welcome addition to the Bangor area.
“Looking at the involvement both of the local community, and the expertise of the partners involved, I have no doubt that the project will be a great success.
The City of Bangor Council fully supports the scheme and is delighted to contribute financially to it.”
Richard Bennett, Director of Sport and Leisure at Bangor University, said, "This is another positive step as we continue to cement the relationship between Bangor University and Bangor City FC. The new 3G pitch will ease the pressure on our own resources and will be an excellent facility not only for university teams but for the wider sporting community in North West Wales.
"This project is also another stage towards our working more closely with Bangor City on a number of fronts, involving the world-leading expertise in our academic School of Sport, Health and Exercise Science."
“All being well’, concluded Dilwyn Jones, “we expect construction work to begin early in the New Year”.