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Stadium crisis for Blue Square Bet North club

Worcester City Football Club‘s future could be at risk if it is made to build a new stadium which currently faces a £1.5m shortfall in funding.

The club signed a deal with property developers St Mowden until 2017 for the £2m stadium at Nunnery Way, with St Mowden now set to present plans to Worcester City Council despite the club’s inability to pay for the stadium.

The new ground would feature a 556-seater main stand and covered terracing for 1,600 and be up to the required ground standards for the Blue Square North division.

A statement from the football club said: "Since September there have been communications and meetings between the club and St Modwen, and also with the planners but, as yet, nothing has been agreed to get over the impasse of the funding gap.

"St Modwen has also turned down our request to terminate the contract.

"We have made it clear that we will not support the plan if it cannot be afforded and are confident that, without our support, the plan will be turned down."

The meeting with Worcester Council and other stakeholders is set for May.

 

Scott Hobro

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