Cabinet to consider 3G pitch at Jenner Park Stadium
Published 17 June 2014
The Council’s cabinet agreed on Monday 16 June for a feasibility study to be undertaken into the possible installation of a 3G sports pitch at Jenner Park Stadium.
Officers have been looking at this option since the beginning of the year, and if this type of playing surface is found to be both cost effective and appropriate for Jenner Park, the aim will be to replace the existing grass pitch.
Although the current pitch has a drainage system in place, it is prone to waterlogging in prolonged wet weather and this affects the numbers of games that can be played, particularly during the winter. The new 3G pitch would allow for many more hours of sport to be played at Jenner Park, which the Council is hoping will lead to an increase in numbers using the facilities.
The study will look into installation and maintenance costs, as well as the projected income that could be generated by the new pitch. It will also consult with both current and potential users of the stadium to assess demand.
Additionally, if these improvements are made, Jenner Park will be set to become the Vale of Glamorgan’s centre of sporting excellence.
Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Parks, Culture and Sports Development advised: “The feasibility study represents a major opportunity to assess the potential for the introduction of a modern high quality playing surface at Jenner Park and could help us regenerate this most important sporting venue, by providing better, more reliable, sporting opportunities for a wide range of both children and adults. It is important that we take on board the views of all users as part of this study and in particular our current licence holders who have supported the stadium and the local area through thick and thin.”