Cambridge City Supporters Trust to play key role in making new Sawston stadium a home from home
Cambridge City are stepping up plans to make their new Sawston stadium a home from home.
Development is now under way on the ground, eight years after they departed their long-time base at Milton Road which has led to subsequent ground shares at Histon and St Ives.
With the reality of finally moving into their own stadium dawning, the Cambridge City Supporters Trust have launched The Journey Home Project to kit out the interior of their new home.
“It’s the internal fit like trying to get the feel of the old Milton Road and internal artwork and stuff like that,” said City Supporters Trust chairman Steve Plumb.
“We were looking at the Legends Bar, and then somebody brought up that there was going to be space for a club shop.
“The trust thought that as we run the club shop, it would be nice if we could fit out a proper club shop. The reception area at the old Milton Road had the big crest on the wall, so it was just looking at the internal decoration really and things that make it home for the supporters.
“It is a second home for a lot of them, so we want to make them feel it is their place and to feel like Cambridge City basically, not just a new-build stadium.
“The new place is going to be a hub, not just for the first team and the first-team supporters, it’s going to be the whole club, ladies, youth, par-ability side. It’s going to be a community place as well.
“If outside people come in they are going to know this is Cambridge City, and to know it is a friendly place and we’re welcoming. It’s to make it feel like it is a home, basically.”
The project has already raised £3,000 and garnered attention from far afield.
“For an idea that wasn’t in existence three weeks ago, it has turned around so quickly,” said Plumb.
“We’ve had ex-players donating, fans and people from away. On the back of it, I had to post some merchandise because people picked up on the story, went on the website to see we were selling merchandise so they ordered a load.
“It’s just having a roll-on effect which is really good.”
Donations can be texted, messaged, bank transferred or made by cheque.
For full details, visit cambridgecityfc.com/news/the-journey-home-project.