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Bury confirm they want to move ground

League 1 side, Bury, have confirmed they want to move to a new ground with a search for a new site underway.

It comes after the club were recently served with their 4th winding-up petition of the year. The Shakers have been served with the petition by Revenue and Customs (HMRC), with a court hearing set for next month.

The club have moved to reassure fans saying that the situation will be resolved and suggest that they are being targeted by the tax authorities.

Bury council have confirmed they are working with the club to try and identify a site for a new ground.

In a statement, the club’s board said: “Over recent years, HMRC have taken a robust stance in their actions towards us, and other football clubs. HMRC appear, by their actions, to be intent on winding a football club up and, sadly, as a result of this we have dealt with a number of petitions in recent times, more often than not for tax which has just fallen due for payment.

The chairman for Bury, Stewart Day, revealed in March he wanted to re-locate from the club’s current Gigg Lane stadium, which has been their home since 1885. Mr Day said at the time: “The stadium isn’t good enough, it’s as simple as that. It’s not (good enough) for where we want to be as a football club."

The main reason he gave as to why their current ground isn't good enough he said that Gigg Lane "doesn't generate enough income away from the match day"

He added “It’s something we are looking at. We have spoken to the council quite a lot and they are in support of what we are trying to do.”

He says they want to build a new ground “within close proximity” to Gigg Lane. However, at this stage it’s unclear how the stadium would be funded or even where in the town the new stadium will be located.


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