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Dogs return to Tattershall Road

Former sport brings cash lifeline to Poachers

Boston Town's financial future appears to have been safeguarded for decades to come - by the club literally going to the dogs.

In the Poachers early days one of the fundraising activities tried was dog racing behind the western end of the stdium. In fact to this day the John Lyon stand that graces it has affectionately been known as "The Dog End", in fond memory of the canine competitions that took place there in the sixties, and not (as some think) the cigarette ends discarded by smokers.

Well, now, ambitious plans will see the DWB Stadium redeveloped and become home not only to the football club but also the first purpose built greyhoud racing venue in Britain in thirty years.

With restrictions on development being on two sides with the country park and Taverners Field being natural barriers, the stadium will extend eastward and northward to accommodate the race track, new grandstand and club buildings.

A club spokesman said: "this is a landmark day in our history and for sport on the whole in the Borough of Boston. We won't forget this date in a hurry. There are plenty of rabbits in the country park so it makes perfect sense for there to be greyhounds here." Speaking for the greyhound racing governing body, Ms April Fish said "We look forward to working with Boston Town to build this unique multi-sports complex and can't wait to see people's reactions".

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