Sons make case for new stadium
Plans to build Dumbarton FC’s £13.5million stadium will be discussed at community council meetings across the area this week.
Members of both Dumbarton East and Central Community Council and Silverton and Overtoun Community Council with gather to discuss the plans.
They will then vote on whether to support or oppose the club’s proposed move, which would see the multimillion pound facility built on Young’s Farm near Renton Road. The Silverton and Overtoun meeting will be held in the Crosslet Centre at 7pm tomorrow (Thursday).
And the Dumbarton East and Central meeting will take place at St Augustine’s church hall on Tuesday, February 14. The meeting will begin at 7pm.
The Sons Trust’s communications and projects manager Simon Barrow will join community council members for the meetings.
Dorothy Heron, secretary of the Dumbarton East and Central Community Council, said: “Simon Barrow has been liaising with the club to get as much information as possible on the stadium move and he will be joining us to shed more light on what the proposed plans are and how they are progressing.”
The stadium project includes a 4000 capacity stadium, comprising 3000 seats and 1000 terracing, and ambitions of creating community and leisure facilities.
It also includes a residential development of 200 houses built next to the stadium, which are needed to fund the move.
The proposal is currently in the pre-planning stage and will be submitted to West Dunbartonshire Council’s planning department in the coming months.
The Rock The Sons’ current stadium at Castle Road