Braintree: FA Cup clash is reminder of need for new stadium, says chairman (From Braintree and Witham Times)
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Braintree: FA Cup clash is reminder of need for new stadium, says chairman
4:00pm Thursday 1st November 2012 in News
Possible road disruption for Braintree Town’s big FA Cup clash is a reminder of the need for a new stadium, says the club chairman.
The Iron face Tranmere Rovers on Sunday lunchtime at the Amlin Stadium in a clash which will be shown live on ITV1.
The roads surrounding the Clockhouse Way ground will be subject to restrictions throughout the day.
Parking restrictions will be in place from 8am to 4pm along all of Clockhouse Way, as well as parts of Cressing Road, Warren Road, Bartram Avenue South and Hay Lane South.
Robert Mitchell, Braintree Council cabinet member, said: ”We would like to thank local residents for their understanding and co-operation whilst the restrictions are in place.”
The Iron want to relocate from the Amlin Stadium to a new 6,000-seater stadium off Panfield Lane, which would be part of a development including 600 homes.
Chairman Lee Harding said: “We have got a plan in place for all these type of games, but having it on a Sunday is another challenge.
“In terms of the restrictions, we are damned if we do and damned if we don’t, but we are trying to look after our neighbours.
“I guess games like this are just another reminder of the need for a new stadium.
“But we are confident everything will run smoothly and we are looking to get the whole town behind us.”
See this week's Times for a full preview of Sunday's match.