A rich backer has purchased land next to Cheadle/Marple College on Hibbert Lane in Marple to develop a new stadium and sports complex.
Roger Cashman, millionaire owner of Manchester-based RC Solutions, says his 10 year plan is to bring league football to Marple with the launch of Marple Athletic Football Club. A full outline of his plan is on his website, which you can link to by clicking here.
Cashman has secured long term contracts with 20 youngsters currently playing in the Under 10s, Under 9s and Under 8s with Marple Athletic Junior Football Club. "By the time these kids are old enough to play proper football, we'll have the best team in the North West," the tycoon told The Marple Leaf.
The 6,000 all seater stadium will also be available as a community centre and entertainment complex, something Marple has lacked since the closure of Kelly's Nite Club earlier this year.
The headline gig at the opening of the new stadium will feature A Few Good Men, the band fronted by Marple rock legend Jason Isaacs.