THE final stages of turning Thame United’s old football stadium into a housing complex was completed this week.
The first swathe of the 59 houses at Windmill Place officially went on sale, with scores of househunters looking for the chance to live on the historic ground.
There were queues out of the door at Thame Town Hall on Tuesday night as 180 people came to view what was on offer.
Sales director for David Wilson Homes, Paul Moran, said: “The response was quite phenomenal. We had queues forming up the stairs and into the town hall as soon as we opened the doors and were rushed off our feet all night.”
While Paul Stachura, who is the manager at the town’s Connell branch, said: “Windmill Place has certainly created a bit of a buzz around Thame.”
The starting price for living in the new development is £239,995 and there is a range of two, three and four bedroom houses.
Both families and elderly people have been attracted to the old ground, with Moran saying: “As well as families looking for bigger homes, we had a large number of older purchasers who are looking to downsize from an older property, attracted by the convenience of a new-build home”
Potential buyers have yet to see inside the buildings, which are in the final stages of completion.
Their first opportunity to do so will be in April when the showhouse opens.
Thame United played at the famous site until 2005 when they were evicted for unpaid VAT bills.
Since then they played at grounds such as Aylesbury United and Wallingford but in November moved to a £3million development at Meadow View Park.
For more information on the properties call 01844 260000.