Think you'll find a lot of clubs at our level never chose to leave their old grounds, They did it because of unsustainable debts and had to sell their ground to clear such debts and other partners (Council/Developers/Supermarkets) agreeing to build a stadium as part of a sale/relocation.Couldn’t agree more, I’m very thankful for our ground, the thought of relocating to a bowl out of the city centre is the stuff of nightmares imo
Oh David ….how can you say that? Leigh RMI ‘the grottiest ground I had ever visited’. In my view it was one of the great iconic grounds of our Conference years. A massive bowl of a place that had once held 31,326 for a Rugby League match. These photos are from my visit in February 2005 when a crowd of 451 graced the arena to see a Sean Devine goal give City a 1-0 victory. My highlight was going into the bowels of the main stand to collect my 50:50 winnings - £35!!! Well come to think of it there was also the memory of a well known Exewebber wandering around near naked in the freezing cold.
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Very sad to learn the news. Thanks for sharing the article and, through sharing the old forum posts, further validating his judgement