Saracens RFC is proposing to transform Barnet Copthall Stadium into a vibrant multi-purpose sports venue which will deliver a lasting sporting legacy for the local community.
The stadium, currently home to Shaftesbury Barnet Harriers, is proposed to become an international level class athletics venue and potential training centre for the 2012 Olympic Games, as well as being an outstanding community sports hub and Premiership rugby ground.
The scheme will refurbish and improve an existing sports venue, whilst keeping essentially the same footprint. Our team and supporters will only be at Barnet Copthall for up to 16 days per year, with the planned all-weather pitch being available to local clubs and schools throughout the year.
A planning application has now been submitted to Barnet Council for the revival of Barnet Copthall Stadium. A decision is expected to be made during the Summer - in the meantime Saracens will continue to engage with the local community.
There has been an excellent response to the initial public consultation, with many people recognising the benefits that would be delivered through the project including the introduction of the Saracens Foundation which has a huge outreach and positive impact on the lives of young people.
Issues relating to the management of the stadium and surrounding area on match days, particularly relating to access and parking, were raised during consultation. These issues are addressed in the planning application and will continue to evolve as the planning process continues. The actions that we will take are being incorporated within a Residents’ Charter to underline our commitment to the local community.
Additional information will be added to this website as the project continues to progress.
Keep up with all the lastest news from the project by visiting the 'Copthall Revival' web site.