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.

Monday, 24th August 2020, 7:56 am
How the new Posh stadium could look.

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.

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“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.