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  • Writer's pictureMichael Barritt

New Ground Update

Ards Football Club is delighted to announce that it has submitted plans for a new community stadium on the Portaferry Road in our home town of Newtownards.

The plans for the ground include two seated stands, matchday facilities, an artificial pitch, floodlighting and a car park. 

Ards Chairman Warren Patton said, "We are pleased to confirm that we submitted plans for a new ground to the relevant authorities. 

"We have been working towards this day since we signed the lease on the Floodgates land in August 2022. 

"We look forward to working with Ards and North Down Borough Council and all the people of Ards area as we aim to make our dream of returning home a reality."

Vice Chair Stephen Wilton added, "A lot of hard work has gone on behind the scenes to reach this point, and there is still a long way to go but we believe we are on the right path. 

"This is another step towards home."

You can see the plans for the new ground here:

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Feb 13

Where is the funding coming from?


Feb 12
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I cannot believe that this is even being discussed, the effects its going to have on wildlife alone, but what about the infrastructure, its bad enough on that road at the best of times.. another stupid waste of money.. There are empty plots it could be put without having the same effects on the wildlife and infrastructure.. rethink this stupid plan

Feb 19
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Whoever you are your talking a lot of rubbish. Look at the plans (OFF FOAD PARKING) OR MAYBE YOU CAN'T READ !!! You obvious don't want Ards FC to have a Football Stadium in Newtownards. But the majority of people are behind Ards FC coming home. Are you the Town IDIOT.

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