Groundwork progressing for Worcester City FC's return to home city
Worcester City Football Club’s long-awaited return to the city is drawing closer as building work on its new Claines Lane home progresses.
The ground and first floor shell of the site’s main building is has been completed, with the roof due to be installed next week, followed by cladding.
The new 3G pitch is progressing rapidly while, overall, works are on schedule.
That means the club is on track to return to Worcester after a seven-year absence to lease the ground at Claines Lane from the Worcestershire Football Association.
The move is supported by Worcester City Council, which has seen club and Worcestershire Football Association (WFA) officials working with David Blake, managing director of Worcester City Council.
The rate of progress of the work means the football club is on track to start the 2020/21 season at the site.
Club chairman Steve Goode said: “It’s been a long seven years playing outside our city boundary - a return to playing in Worcester is something we have all been working towards.
“We will now be playing at a brand new facility which is owned by the Worcestershire FA, where we can rebuild and give our supporters something to look forward to in the future.
“It will be a new beginning and the chance to put Worcester City FC back on the map.”
As a supporter-owned club, all fans and anyone interested in supporting the club can help in a number of ways.
Its Team Builder fundraiser costs £5 a month with funds raised directly supporting the playing budget.
The WCFC Gold Bond Lottery costs from £1 a week and is the club’s biggest source of non-matchday income.
For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/worcestercityfc/
Photo caption: Work progressing on the main building and 3G pitch. Photos from Worcestershire FA.