Soccer training equipment to replace hospital beds
The medical equipment for a new football field in the UK is expected to cost more than the entire hospital bill.
The facility for a football field is seen at the Cottesloe Sports Centre in Cottecamp, Cornwall.
(David Gray/Getty Images)The facility is in the Cotswolds town of Cottescott, which has a population of less than 400,000.
The centre, which opened in May and costs about £3 million ($5.3 million), will replace the hospital beds, equipment and supplies for the county’s football teams, the Croydon Echo reported.
A Cotteland Council spokesman said the facility had been developed by Cottacore, a UK company.
The council said the council was seeking a “pro-active” approach to the costs of building the football field, as it did not want the facility to be used in a commercial way.
“The site has a proven track record of delivering quality and value for money and is ideally suited to training and other sporting activities,” the spokesman said.
Cottescot council spokesman Adam Pritchard told the Echo the facility would be a “key element” of the council’s bid for a permanent football stadium.
“We’re looking at all options,” Pritchards spokesman said, adding that the council had “no objection” to the use of the facility.
“It’s the right location for the football pitch, which is a huge factor in attracting people to Cottscott.”
The county’s county and city council have also said they are keen to host matches at the site.
Cottswolds council said it has not been in touch with the company to discuss the cost of the football training equipment.
Cotswold councillor James McCracken said the site is ideal for training as it is close to a main road, which means it could easily be converted into a football pitch.
“As a councillor, I know how important it is for the Cottsdale area, particularly for the rugby league club, to be able to host games,” he said.
“But I’m a big fan of the Cawdor-Cottesley National Park.”