Work starts on new Lincoln artificial football pitches

Work has started to build two new artificial grass football pitches in Lincoln as part of a £1.8 million improvement project.

The first pitch will be built at the Birchwood Leisure Centre before the second is built at the Yarborough Leisure Centre later this year.

Both pitches will feature fencing and floodlights to allow teams to play all year round.

A running track will also be built at the Yarborough site.

The multi-million pound project is being funded by the Premier League, the FA facilities fund and the Sport England community asset fund.

A second is planned for the Yarborough Leisure Centre.

Simon Colbourne, health and environment for the City of Lincoln Council, said: “As part of the council’s commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles in Lincoln, we are excited to be working on two great improvements at our Leisure Centres.

“The all-weather pitches will be a huge benefit to the local community, and the new running track at Yarborough Leisure Centre will give local athletes the best possible surface to practice on.

“We have two incredibly popular leisure centres in the city run by our partners Active Nation, and this second phase of enhancements will make a visit to either Birchwood or Yarborough even more appealing.”

As previously reported, the City of Lincoln approved the plans in September last year.