Southend United have announced that they have reached an agreement with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council to build residential homes on the site of the current Roots Hall Ground and also at the site of the proposed new stadium. Income from these developments will provide the necessary finance to build the new stadium and is a major step forward for the Club with this project.
How The New Stadium May Look
The artist's impression above is courtesy of the Southend United website.
The Club are hoping to build a new stadium at Fossetts Farm, which is around one and a half miles away from Roots Hall and is located just behind the club’s training ground in Eastern Avenue. The initial capacity of the stadium will be 14,000 with the potential to be increased to 22,000 at a later date. The Club have been looking for many years to build a new stadium and although the stadium is still yet to gain planning permission, it looks as if it may well now become a reality.
A Computerised Tour Of The New Stadium