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Oxford United unveil plans to build UK's first All-Electric Stadium

League One promotion chasers Oxford United have announced plans to build the first UK stadium  powered solely by electricity.

The announcement on the club's Official Website lists in details some of the energy efficiency measures they will undertake in constructing their new Stadium.
Jon Clarke, Development Director at Oxford United, said: “The standout element of the stadium is it will be the most sustainable mid-sized sports venue in the country. We want to make the most of the opportunity to create something special – it would be one of the greenest football stadiums to be built.”
The proposed 16,000 capacity stadium at the Triangle, near Kidlington in Oxford, would not use any high carbon intensity fossil fuels such as gas.
The news comes days after the club announced it has signed the UN Sports for Climate Action Framework to help tackle the climate crisis. The club is committed to halving its carbon emissions by 2030 and achieving net-zero by 2040

Mr Clarke added: “The stadium design has sustainability and visitor experience at its core.
“We’ve maximised modern technology, design and progressive thinking to create the benchmark for future design of stadiums with the protection of our planet in firm focus.
“By avoiding natural gas usage on site and by using highly efficient equipment to serve a high-quality building, the carbon emissions associated with this unique venue will be radically reduced resulting in a very low impact home.”

The plans for the stadium include a 180-bed hotel, restaurant, conference centre, health & wellbeing space, gym and a community plaza. The club is currently preparing to submit its full planning application.

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