Cynlluniau cyffrous i’r Traeth / Bold new plans for Traeth
Bold and imaginative plans for the future development of the Traeth Stadium were unveiled publicly for the first time at Saturday’s home game against Rhyl.
Outline drawings have been prepared by architect David Wilkinson to transform the main pitch into a 3G surface, improve and extend the current changing rooms and provide a new main stand moved closer to the pitch. Also included are plans to transform the current training pitch into three five-a-side and one 7-a-side pitch which would be available for hire.
There are also separate changing rooms, viewing balcony, function room, catering facilities all housed in a separate building on the Town End of the ground between the main pitch and the training pitch. The Directors have also had a detailed business plan for the scheme prepared and this is also almost complete.
All these works would be dependent on substantial grant aid with various funds already identified by club director Dafydd Wyn Jones who is a specialist in this field. The Board of the club feel this development fits in perfectly with the recent report by the Assembly Committee for Communities, Equalities and Local Government whose main conclusion was that the best hope of sustainability lies with developing football clubs as community hubs throughout Wales. The provision of 3/4G pitches ties in with this recommendation, as pitches of this type can stand up to general community use 7 days a week.
The exact phasing of the work will also be dependent on the level of support obtained from the various grant aid bodies. The Board feel that that the laying down of the 3G pitch on the main pitch should be Phase 1 with changing room improvements dependent on further support and may constitute Phase 2 with the other developments possibly constituting Phase 3 and 4.
It is envisaged that the 3G pitch would sustain regular and constant use with a revived Reserves or Youth team and the Academy using it as well as other local clubs and other bodies along with a recreational local League and a ladies team. It may even be that the use of the pitch would not just be reserved for football with other sports possibly using space also.
The location of the ground just off the by-pass makes it an ideal location for easy access and with good car parking the whole site is a perfect location to be a major asset for the whole area.