BOURNEMOUTH, UK (CelebrityAccess) — Premier league football team AFC Bournemouth announced that their plans to take occupancy of a new stadium in Bournemouth by 202 would be delayed.
“The board acknowledge we were overly optimistic that a new stadium would be completed by the summer of 2020,” a rep for the team said in a statement explaining the delay.
“Any future developments will be undertaken around a healthy financial strategy that does not take away our ability to perform at our strongest levels on the pitch and risk what has been achieved to date,” the spokesperson for the team added.
The team, which was promoted to Premier League in 2015, currently plays at the 11,450-capacity Vitality Stadium, which the team leases from a property management company.
The team announced plans to build a new stadium near their current digs in 2016.
According to the BBC, the team, which owned by Russian businessman Maxim Demin, also announced plans for a new training facility which has been approved by councillors at the Borough of Poole.