VICTORIA Park will get a £5 million revamp including a new stand with community rooms.

Warrington Borough Council’s executive board approved the funding as part of ongoing works to the park which has recently undergone major renovation as part of the Mersey flood defences.

Heralding the capital project executive board member for leisure, community and culture Clr Kate Hannon said: “Victoria Park is Warrington’s premier site for sport, it has an athletics pitch and stand there.

“It was only last year a new athletics pitch with a football pitch in the middle was created.

“The capital funding has been found to build a new stand on the opposite side of the current stand.”

Community groups and teams including Latchford Albion will use the new facilities.

And Warrington Wolves will also use the ground as its match ground for junior and non Super League games.

The project would also see a new competition standard rugby and football pitch which will be fenced and floodlit, improvements to pitch and surface water drainage and the car park will be renovated.

Work is set to start on site in September on the new stand, which will include viewing areas and changing rooms and expected to take 30 weeks to complete.

Then work on the drainage and car park will take place after that.

“Right across the borough we are improving our parks,” added Clr Hannon.

Council leader Clr Terry O’Neill added: “It’s truly a community sports hub.

“It’s really vital we give our communities something they are proud of.”