Homeless United to play at Maidenhead

Hayes & Yeading United will begin next season playing at Maidenhead United as the long wait for their new stadium continues.

It ends three years sharing Woking’s Kingfield Stadium but the club insists this latest agreement is a temporary measure.

A spokesperson said the aim is to move into their much-delayed new home ‘within the coming months’.

But with a Football Conference deadline looming, Hayes and Yeading have had to strike a groundsharing deal that covers the whole of next season, under the league’s rules.

United say the arrangement with Maidenhead allows them to move into their new home as soon as it has been granted the relevant ground grading and safety certificates.

A club statement added: “Securing the tenure of a ground in line with league rules is just one of many negotiations being undertaken by a small team in recent weeks to ensure both the short and long term future of Hayes and Yeading United FC.

“The club expect the coming months to be an exciting time in terms of ground development and club announcements.”

Maidenhead’s York Road stadium (pictured above) is the oldest senior football ground in the world to have been continuously used by the same club, with the Magpies having played there since 1871.

Playing there will cut the journey Hayes and Yeading fans have to make to home matches, with Maidenhead eight miles closer than Woking.

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