Linnets to move
BURSCOUGH revealed this week that they have taken further steps to ‘secure the long term future’ of the club.
Linnets are looking to build a brand-new, purpose-built stadium in the near future and confirmed via an official statement that their current Victoria Park site would be redeveloped as housing - a scheme which would help fund their new arena.
“West Lancashire Borough Council have recently received a detailed full planning application for a ‘shared for the village’s sustainable viability and vitality.
“The application is available for public examination at the planning authorities website and we’d draw your attention to the developers statement that makes reference to our football clubs future stadium.
“Planning permission was granted in August 2017 for a modern replacement football ground to the north west of Victoria Park. This new development will fund the new football ground.
“The principle of the redevelopment for housing at Victoria Park has been established through the strategy adopted for new football ground. This application should therefore be viewed as part of a wider strategy to secure the long term future of Burscough FC.”
On the field, Linnets defeated Northwich Victoria 2-0 to progress in the FA Cup last weekend before losing 3-0 to City of Liverpool on Bank Holiday Monday in Hallmark Security Premier Division action.
Dave Sutton’s men will now face Warrington Town in the FA Cup First Qualifying round on Saturday September 8th.
Burscough welcome Alsager Town in the FA Vase this weekend.