New ground share agreement plan for 1874 Northwich
Tue 18th September 2018 | 1874 Northwich | By Ian Templeman
1874 Northwich have announced plans for a ground share agreement with Barnton, commencing at the start of next season.
Since joining the league in 2013, 1874 have played home games at Winsford United's Barton Stadium, and also staged home FA Vase games at Wincham Park, home of Witton Albion, last season.
A statement on the club website said:
"The Board of 1874 Northwich FC are pleased to announce that in line with the clubs stated aim of playing football within the Northwich area, an agreement has been reached with Barnton FC for the club to play home matches at the Townfield ground from the start of the 2019 / 2020 season on an initial two year agreement.
"A core ambition of 1874 Northwich FC is to achieve a permanent home base for the club within Northwich, this is the first step towards that ambition.
"The board of 1874 Northwich FC would like to put on record their sincere gratitude to Winsford United FC for enabling the club to play at the St Luke’s Barton Stadium and they are eternally grateful for their hospitality and support during the club's early years.
"Our appreciation also goes to Barnton FC for the welcome that has been extended to 1874 Northwich FC. We look forward to working with them to the mutual benefit of both clubs".
The move is subject to approval by the League Management Committee and the FA.