WORKINGTON, England (CelebrityAccess) A new 8,000-seat stadium in Workington, England, has been put on hold after city council members called for changes to the size and scale of the project.
The facility was expected to be the new home of the Workington Town rugby team and Workington Reds football club in Borough Park and was scheduled to host matches for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup. However, Allerdale Borough Council’s Executive said it it will look further into the business case for the community stadium, according to Pan Stadia.
The councilors considered a report from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee that decided in April to recommend further work on the business case.
“A great deal of work has been done by councillors on the Executive committee to get to the bottom of the business case and understand it,” Leader of the Council Marion Fitzgerald said. “We have also reached out to Workington Reds and Workington Town to make sure any decision we made was fully informed.
“There’s no question the clubs’ need modern facilities and a new stadium would benefit them and wider the public. But we have to balance that with the risk to the council and serving the needs of the whole borough.”
The new stadium was expected to be completed by the spring of 2021.