Boston’s Gliderdrome used to attract some of the biggest names in pop in the 1960s and 70s – Elton John, Tom Jones, Jimmy Hendrix etc….is it really too far-fetched to think something like that could have again?
With Boston United relocating and the whole site up for sale, couldn’t some kind of public-private partnership be put in place to buy it and redevlop the whole area keeping the famous (but revamped) Glider at its heart?
It’s an amazing building which could be a conference centre while retaining its massive dance floor and stage for concerts/performances etc.
The whole area around could be revamped once the football stadium has gone – there’s huge potential for the whole site. Surely it can’t just be replaced with housing – as a town we’ve got to come up with something more imaginative and aspirational than that
Given it’s close to Blackfriars/Sam Newsom/quayside/Shodfriars and Fydell House maybe the whole area could be marketed as a new entertainment/cultural quarter?
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