Cambridge City to move in with Histon next season

PUBLISHED: 10:01 27 March 2018

Cambridge City and Histon to groundshare

Cambridge City and Histon to groundshare

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New groundshare for the Lilywhites at Bridge Road

Cambridge City will be groundsharing at Histon Football Club next season, the club have announced.

The Lilywhites will head back to the Glass World Stadium having been tenants at Bridge Road for two years from 2013 before moving to St Ives’ Westwood Road for the past three seasons.

The switch to Histon for the 2018-19 campaign comes as moving into a new home at Sawston draws closer after planning permission was granted this year, and cleared by the secretary of state.

City chairman Kevin Satchell said: “We are hopeful that next season will be our last full year of groundsharing before we move to a new home at Sawston.

“With that in mind, we felt it was imperative that we moved our base closer to our Cambridge roots. This will hopefully mean we will be able to increase awareness of the club in a number of areas as we prepare to make the move to our new home.

“We feel that this can be achieved with our base at Histon. The environment at Bridge Road is familiar to us, having spent two years as tenants to Histon previously, and I am delighted to be linking up with them again.”

Whilst City prepare for the move back to Bridge Road, Satchell reserved special mention for everyone at St Ives.

“They have been brilliant to us, and we have had nothing but a fantastic relationship with them and will always be grateful for what they have done for us over the past three years,” said Satchell.

“I also want to praise our supporters for their loyalty in making the trip to St Ives during our time there. It hasn’t been easy for them, and I accept that.

“However, I hope that the move back to Histon will be more suitable especially that the end to our period of groundsharing is now hopefully on the horizon.”

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