Chairman Newton says new Boston United stadium ‘must have atmosphere’

David Newton.
David Newton.

BOSTON United chairman David Newton says he wants the club’s next stadium to replicate the atmosphere of York Street.

The Pilgrims supremo (right) has outlined the criteria he hopes any new development will have.

York Street.

York Street.

And among the points at the top of the agenda is the noise generated from the fans.

“We want a proper football ground, we’ve got the right atmosphere (at York Street),” he said.

“York Street’s a lovely old ground and if we can replicate that then it would be a good thing.

“It will be an enclosed stadium.”

The Pilgrims are looking to move as their current lease runs out in seven years and ground owners the Malkinson family are keen to sell their land.

Newton, the boss of developers Chestnut Homes, says he has identified three areas of land ‘on the edge of town’ – although he will not name where the sites are.

With ambitions of a return to Football League, Newton wants to create a ground that fits in with all the criteria needed for promotion.

He has suggested a 5,000-seater stadium – but promises it will be a unique place.

“Design is very important, it’s what we do for a living,” added the man who has styled many of the homes built by his company.

It had previously been suggested that the stadium would be funded by the building of homes around. But Newton has also said the club are in talks with ‘commercial operators’ who may be invited to open up nearby.