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SWINDON STADIUM CHANGES GREEN-LIGHTED

Swindon bosses are hopeful changes to Robins’ Abbey Stadium home will be complete by the end of 2020.

15 / 01 / 2020, 08:37

Swindon bosses are hopeful changes to Robins’ Abbey Stadium home will be complete by the end of 2020.

Landlords Gaming International have been given the green light by Swindon Borough Council to start work.

It has been nine years. It’s been emotional for so many people, but we now look forward to seeing the developers do their stuff.

Alun Rossiter

The club made alterations to its track last winter, shortening it to accommodate new grandstands around it with Gaming International set to demolish the current, dated stands and install up-to-date facilities.

The track changes massively boosted the quality of racing at Blunsdon and co-promoter Alun Rossiter is delighted to see the project move forward again after nearly a decade of discussion and delays.

He said: “I understand the frustration along the way but there have been a number of reasons. Clarke Osborne from Gaming International was at the planning hearing and was as pleased as myself and Lee Kilby (Swindon co-promoter).

“It has been nine years. It’s been emotional for so many people, but we now look forward to seeing the developers do their stuff.”

It is believed the new stands will be prefabricated and will therefore take minimal time to construct – good news with Robins’ season less than three months away.

Robins paid tribute to local Member of Parliament Justin Tomlinson for his help in moving the project forward and pledged to work with Gaming International to ensure a smooth transition into the new facilities.

Kilby added: “We are overwhelmed by this news. It’s a great result and the stadium owners were present at the hearing and spoke positively about the plans. All going well, the Abbey Stadium should have a new look by the end of 2020.”

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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