Evo-Stik League Southern Division One South & West leaders Merthyr Town have announced that the lease to Penydarren Park has been signed!
Officials from the club and Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council completed the signing of the lease.
The signing was the final legal formality to complete before the £1.8m development of Penydarren Park which sees the club working in partnership with Welsh Government through their Vibrant & Viable Places programme, can begin.
The grant will fund the creation of a new Community Multi-Functional Facility and enable refurbishment of the current clubhouse and the stands surrounding the pitch.
The provision this grant and the resulting development of the facilities at Penydarren Park will enable Merthyr Town FC to provide excellent sporting, educational, training, recreational and banqueting facilities for the whole community Merthyr Tydfil for decades to come.
Council leader Brendan Toomey said: “I am extremely pleased that now the lease has been signed to Merthyr Town Football Club. Work can begin on creating a new community facility at Penydarren Park, thanks to £1.8m of funding from Welsh Government through its Vibrant & Viable Paces Programme.
“The new facility should considerably increase the usage of Penydarren Park and support the economic sustainability of the Club’s activities, as well as developing the club’s relationship with local business and social groups and increasing the club’s involvement with the wider Merthyr Tydfil Community.”
Merthyr Town’s VVP Project Implementation Manager had this to say: “The club would like to thank the continued support of Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council, as this funding will enable Merthyr Town Football Club, a supporters run club, to be a true asset of the community.”