Marine reveal 3G pitch plans

Marine have submitted a planning application to install a 3G pitch at their Marine Travel Arena home.

It comes off the back of their historic FA Cup run, which saw Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur knock them out of the competition in the third round, with more than £300,000 raised.

The club is now looking to build on its community involvement - which includes football coaching in schools, walking football, girls football, physical and mental health partnerships and support senior citizens during the pandemic - by installing a 3G pitch at the heart of the community in Crosby.

In addition to the pitch modernisation they will also be widening the entrance to the car park; creating a community garden; and removing the existing unsightly metal fencing on the frontage to College Road. Electric vehicle charging and cycle parking will also be installed with additional disabled parking and two free parking bays.

There are currently no full size enclosed floodlit 3G pitches in Crosby. The new pitch will give that facility to the community, and the club will be linking with our partner community groups for them to use on an affordable basis.

As part of the planning consultation process, the club has carried out a letter drop to approximately 400 residents and businesses within the vicinity of the ground.

This is to acknowledge the significant increase in usage, which will see the pitch used between 9am and 10pm with lights to go off by 10.15pm at the latest; as well as assurances that noise will be kept to a minimum.

A club spokesperson added: “The benefits in getting people active, and improving physical, social and mental health are immense and will be available to all within the community.

“The club appreciates that the stadium is in a residential area and the usage will increase after the installation of the pitch should planning be granted.

“The club do however feel that the minimal effect of this will be far outweighed by having a fantastic new pitch within a short walk that will be a much needed facility for all.”

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