Bury St Edmunds is set to be left behind by two rival towns in the race to install full-size 3G artificial football pitches.
AFC Sudbury and Haverhill Community Sports Association have both announced their intention to build artificial surfaces in their towns.
Meanwhile, St Edmundsbury Council is undertaking a 10-month review into the need for 3G pitches in the Bury area after the collapse of the Moreton Hall Football Project in November.
A council spokesman said all pitch facilities across St Edmundsbury and Forest Heath were being reviewed to consider ‘how fit for purpose’ they are and added: “We are aware of the ambitions of other organisations to deliver 3G pitches, and actively encourage this. The current schedule is for a draft strategy to go before councillors for considerations in the early autumn.”
The 3G pitches at Bury Rugby Club and County Upper School are not full-pitch size.