Peterborough United chief has a dream of 12-14k gates and self-sufficiency
Peterborough United co-owner Darragh MacAnthony dreams of making his club self sufficient.
And the proposed new Posh stadium will be key to making that dream a reality.
Posh have confirmed work on the new stadium site on the Embankment has re-started following a pandemic-forced break and that 2023 is the favoured completion date.
MacAnthony said: “Lots of people have moved into the city in recent years and I want them to get their football experience with us.
“We want to drive the home crowds up to 12-14k from the 7-8k we get now.
“The new stadium will offer an enjoyable experience. We will have nice toilets and nice restaurants.
“It won’t just be a venue for 23 football matches every year though. It will be a business offering regular events.
“Me and my partners want the club to become self sufficient. That would be a huge thing for a club like ours.”
Posh are close to completing the purchase of the current London Road stadium from Peterborough City Council. Posh will then save £500k a year in rent while the new stadium is built.