Northampton Town Football Club Chairman David Cardoza says a new conference centre development at the Sixfields stadium will help “ensure a bright and successful future” for the club.
He was speaking after the planned development, which includes a 100-bed hotel, was approved by Northampton Borough Council at a meeting on 16 December.
Cardoza says he expects the hotel and conference centre to bring in extra money “vital to the progression of the club”.
Councillor David Mackintosh, leader of Northampton Borough Council, also believes the redevelopment is “essential” to the town.
“David Mackintosh and all at Northampton Borough Council have been very supportive of the club throughout this process and we are pleased to welcome the granting of planning permission,” Cardoza said.
“This is an important part of the process that will allow the club to move forward and progress by improving the facilities at the stadium.
“We are putting foundations in place now to ensure a bright and successful future for Northampton Town and we have a Borough Council who recognise the value the club brings to the town.
“The hotel and conference centre are crucial because they give the club income streams outside of the ups and downs of football and that is vital to the progression of the club.”
Mackintosh added that modernising the club’s ground to bring in more corporate and commercial facilities would help ensure the club could maximise revenue and operate as a business all year round. “This additional funding can only help provide a sound financial base for the club to work from,” he said.
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