BOSTON HUNTING FOR A NEW GROUND

Boston United chairman David Newton hopes to submit a planning application for a new stadium in the next six months.

The Blue Square North Pilgrims only have five years left on their current lease at the Jakemans Stadium and they are unlikely to extend that, meaning they would need to find a new home.

Chairman Newton insists he is working hard to resolve the issue but funding is proving to be a problem.

"We are working on moving, but it is very difficult to do," he said.

"We are at the point where I think we can see how to deliver it, but funding it is a different matter entirely.

"We have had talks Boston Borough Council, but we will still press ahead to put a planning application within, hopefully, six months.

"It is slow progress and much of that is to do with the current financial climate."

The Jakemans Stadium, traditionally known as York Street, has been home to the Pilgrims for over 80 years.

Posted on 11/02/2013