Future of our stadium

This page contains the full updates on the planned new AFC Bournemouth stadium and how it will affect us.


Scroll down the page to find previous updates (latest at the top)


England Athletics pledges support to keep athletics in Kings Park.

Richard Ayling, Club Support Manager South West says:

EA will be fully supportive of the steering groups aims to maintain the existing facility or sort an alternative agreement for a new facility. From an athletics perspective, it is essential that we do not lose facilities as it would negatively impact the sport and reduce participation, club membership and competition in the area.

Richard hopes to be at our Club Open Forum on Thursday 20th June at 7.30pm.

Cllr John Beesley, Leader of Bournemouth Council, supports athletics in Kings Park.

A statement has been issued stating:

“We understand the athletics stadium is a well-used facility which has grown in popularity amongst many groups including those taking part in the parkrun, school’s sports days and Town Sports.

“We continue to support the presence of this facility at Kings Park as it plays an important role in encouraging and promoting sports, physical activity, and health and well-being in adults and children alike.

“As part of the planning process, we will work with AFC Bournemouth to undertake an additional feasibility study into the potential relocation of the athletics stadium. This will involve discussions with all interested parties to ensure the needs of the club are met, alongside those of users of the park and the local community.”

Read the full statement here:

Council statement on AFC Bournemouth’s announcement to progress with plans to build a new stadium at Kings Park