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28th January 2013 18:09

Stags boss Cox welcomes news of new training facility at the One Call Stadium
chad.co.uk Saturday 26 January 2013

STAGS boss Paul Cox has welcomed news that the club is to planning a fantastic new training facility built at the One Call Stadium.


And he said that, and the other things the club were putting into place as foundations, would help insure the Stags would not become a 'yo-yo' club were they to gain promotion.

Said Cox: “I keep saying that success is not achieved overnight. I sit down with the chairman a lot and we talk about how we want things to advance here. Sometimes I feel people expect it to happen overnight.

“But look at the clubs that have been promoted and they have all had a three-year programme of building their infrastructure. If you don't, when you get promoted you risk becoming a yo-yo club.

“We have the new training facilities planned, a youth team in place and have applied to be a Free School in 2014.

“We want local kids to come through into a good youth set-up in a professional environment that helps them on the pitch and also to become good young men.”

Cox also welcomed the news that the new training facility would be in continuous use when the Stags were not using it with five-a-side football expected to be popular there.

“One of the biggest incomes elsewhere is five-a-side. It is big business. So what the chairman is doing is spot-on.

“People have to be patient. I know some want quick-fix success, but that doesn't happen in business and it doesn't happen in football.

“At this club we want to have a successful side but with sustained success.”


New state-of-the-art training facility for Mansfield Town FC
chad.co.uk, By James Savage, Wednesday 23 January 2013

MANSFIELD Town Football Club have submitted a planning application to build a state-of-the-art indoor training facility next to the One Call Stadium.


The club hope to have the building, new car park and access road off Quarry Lane, built by the start of the 2013/14 football season.

The entire building will be a 'three-staged development building', incorporating a training area, offices, a gym, large meeting room, bar area and two changing rooms. It will be roofed by a three-tier solar panel.

The project has been designed by MW Caddy architects who hope to reveal images to Chad shortly.

Paul Broughton, the Stags' operations director, said: “This is a hugely positive move for the club. The training barn will be a state of the art facility and will give our players a first class training base, right next to the stadium.

“Its main purpose is, of course, to enhance our players' development. It will also be available for use to the community soon after it is up and running.

“It is all part of our long-term commitment to improve all areas of the football club and take us to the next level,” he added.

The plans are out for public consultation until 20th February before the proposal will be called before the planning committee.

For more information about the plans visit http://www.mansfield.gov.uk and search for the planning application 2013/0029/ST


Plans Submitted For Mansfield Town Training Facility
Tuesday 22nd January, 2013

Plans for a new first class training facility at Mansfield Town's One Call Stadium have taken a step closer this week.

A planning application has now been submitted to Mansfield District Council which outlines owner John Radford's plans to create a multi purpose complex which could cost over £1m to build.

Mansfield 103.2 understands the facility could be built in two phases and comprises of a sports hall which will house an indoor football pitch using an up-to-the-minute 3G artificial surface.

At the front, there will be a training centre that will include a coffee bar, a classroom for youngsters and, upstairs, a players gym.

The public will be able to use parts of the facility including the indoor pitch and the sports hall will be able to hold 500 people for social functions.

The club hope to build the state of the art building adjacent to the Ian Greaves Stand and it's understood that Mr Radford wants to see movement on the site as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, a 3D model of the plans is expected to be unveiled in the very near future



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