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Last Updated: Monday, 30 July 2007, 11:56 GMT 12:56 UK
Colchester given 2m ground boost
An artist's impression of the new 10,000 all-seater stadium
Colchester are building a new stadium to replace Layer Road
Colchester United have been awarded a 2m grant from the Football Stadia Improvement Fund - part of the Football Foundation - for their new ground.

Work recently began on the new 14m stadium at Cuckoo Farm, which will become the new home for the U's from the 2008/09 season onwards.

The stadium will seat 10,000 - but the capacity be can expanded to 18,000 if required in the future.

Colchester Borough Council are paying 10m towards the project's cost.

The East of England Development Agency and the Department of Communities and Local Government are offering 1m each, alongside the FSIF's 2m grant.

The cheque was presented by Football Foundation president Lord Pendry before Saturday's home friendly against Liverpool at Layer Road, which has been Colchester's home since they were formed in 1937.

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