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Hamilton Panthers clubhouse scheme handed £100k boost
10:42am Saturday 16th March 2013 in Sport
The football club’s project to transform their Little Knavesmire base was given the green light by planners late last year and officials are now securing funding.
Councillors have agreed to contribute £100,000 and Coun Sonja Crisp, cabinet member for leisure, culture and tourism, said: “A condition report recently undertaken by professional consultants concluded that the 1940s Royal Observatory Corp building, which is currently used as a clubhouse, is ready to be replaced with a modern, fit for purpose sporting facility.
“The overall cost of the new community facility is £600,000 and City of York Council is contributing £100,000 towards the building which will serve as a community venue, with potential further funding support coming from the Football Foundation, Sport England and the local and wider community, which is being formulated.” Work on the new clubhouse is expected to start this summer.
The new building will include four changing rooms, two referees rooms, a community cafe and clubroom, extra storage space and better parking for cars and cycles.