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Operator sought for the new Clee Fields pavilion and pitches

9:27 am, Tuesday, 13th February 2024 - 4 months ago


The Clee Fields site development is nearing completion with the latest section, the installation of the two artificial grass 3G football pitches, finished a few weeks ago.

The new changing facilities are nearing completion, with the main interior already finished, and ready for fit out by a new operator. Work to complete the car park and associated drainage and lighting is well underway.

The facility in the future will be able to provide all-year-round football and rugby use for the community, including local clubs, leagues and schools, as well as the opportunity for hosting tournaments and events.

An operator for the site is now being sought, with a view to taking on, and running, the site later this year. This opportunity is now available to view and submit bids by anyone interested on YORtender Public quote/tender – Operator for Clee Fields Pavilion & Pitches (

This open tender will invite any interested local and national operators to come forward to submit a bid to run the site under a concession contract. The successful bidder will run the site for five years initially, providing a great new facility for local people to use.

While an operator is being appointed, individual teams, clubs or organisations who are interested in future use of Clee Fields are encouraged to register their interest for future bookings and mailing list updates through contacting: [email protected].

As previously reported, the development at Clee Fields has been made possible, thanks to an injection of grant funding of £1.5 million awarded from the Premier League, The FA and Government via the Foundation to support investment from the Council.

The development of Clee Fields is part of the Council’s commitment under the Playing Pitch Strategy. This pledges to give all residents the opportunity to access sports pitches and facilities to support being active, whilst some urban land is made available for regeneration.

Cllr Hayden Dawkins, Cabinet member for Culture, Heritage & the Visitor Economy, said: “These facilities at Clee Fields will offer a place where our residents of all ages can enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits high quality sport, leisure and recreation services offer. I look forward to working with the new operator to make sure we get this benefit to our community as soon as we can.”

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