A NEW ground for Worcester City has been revealed as part of ambitious plans for a huge development on the outskirts of the city. 

A major sports park, including a state-of-the-art football pitch and a cricket pitch, is part of the plan which also includes new house, retirement living facilities and an 'ultra-modern' community building.

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The football club has formed a partnership with Marsten Developments, a property development company in Worcester, to produce plans to build a 'Worcestershire Community Sports Park' in Fernhill Heath.

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The ground will be home to City's 22 teams across all ages. The centre will be located at Hurst Lane, Fernhill Heath, Worcester, and will provide a mixture of sports and leisure facilities.

City have not had their own home since departing St George's Lane in 2013 and have had stints as tenants at Aggborough (Kidderminster Harriers), The Victoria Ground (Bromsgrove Sporting) and currently Claines Lane (Worcestershire FA).

But now, majority shareholder Simon Lancaster, who took over in May 2023, is hoping the ambitious proposal will "secure a sustainable and prosperous future" for the club.

"Worcester City Football Club has a rich history dating back to 1902," he said. "We envisage an integrated future at the core of the Worcestershire Community Sports Park.

"This central hub is designed to accommodate the club’s 22 existing teams and foster growth at all levels.

"The project addresses the void left since the club’s departure from St George’s Lane in 2013, with the aspiration to meet National League North/South standards and secure a sustainable and prosperous future. 

"This proposal underscores a strong commitment to Worcester’s heritage, fans and the broader community. It embodies the club’s forward-thinking spirit."

Stennard Harrison, managing director of Marsten Developments said: "Our master plan prioritises sustainability, incorporating green infrastructure and connection with pedestrian, cycle and public transport routes.

"It proposes a mix of sports pitches, green amenity, eco homes and extra care facilities.  It also includes a cricket pitch, community building, and very importantly, a new permanent home for Worcester City Football Club."

No further details have yet been released about the proposals for the homes and leisure facilities.